fbpx Skip to main content

Home|Blog / Relaxation Dentistry Can Calm Dental Fears

Relaxation Dentistry Can Calm Dental Fears

They call it odontophobia, but it’s basically a big word that describes a much bigger fear: fear of the dentist. Believe it or not, some degree of odontophobia is totally normal and even common. In fact, it is estimated that upwards of 75 percent of all American adults have some degree of odontophobia, whether it be mild or severe. But while it is normal to experience some anxiety before your dental appointment, it shouldn’t get in the way of your oral health.

Thankfully, Dr. Mazhari isn’t scary, and his office provides many solutions to calm your dental fears and anxieties. It’s called “relaxation dentistry,” and it’s just one way we work to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.

What Is Relaxation Dentistry?

Relaxation dentistry is our way of making you feel comfortable from the moment you set foot in Dr. Mazhari’s office. With a variety of techniques, from talking through your anxiety to using full sedation, we aim to reduce your dental fears and make the entire process as stress-free as possible.

What can you expect from your relaxation dentistry experience?

Part of the fear of dentistry is often fear of the unknown. Knowing what to expect from your dental appointment can go a long way to allay some of the stress and anxiety behind your exam. Here’s some of what you can expect from Dr. Mazhari to help reduce your dental fears.

Anesthesia is another option. Dr. Mazhari will work with a local anesthetist to put you into a peaceful sleep while he performs your procedure. You will awake to find your dental procedure complete – and you’ll have no memory of the procedure at all!

As you can see, we take your dental anxiety very seriously and want to work with you to calm your fears and treat your teeth and gums. If you have dental anxiety, let our staff know when making your appointment so we can make preparations to assist you in any way possible. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Mazhari, please contact the office at (703) 212-9622.