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Posts for tag: Fear of Dentist

By drmalenius
May 31, 2011
Category: Dental Anxiety

We’ve all seen Steve Martin’s crazy sadistic dental performance in the movie  Little Shop of Horrors or heard a friend’s over-inflated version of a bad office visit (usually involving a root canal), but going to the dentist these days really isn’t scary! With all the modem technology and advanced techniques available, a dental visit can be not just painless but actually relaxing! Right? Right!

Like it or not, most of us go to the dentist routinely to keep our teeth and gums healthy because it’s what we’re supposed to do, not because it’s a favorite activity. But did you know that seventy-five percent of the population experience some sort of dental fear and fifteen percent actually avoid going to the dentist altogether due to severe anxiety? Infrequent dental visits or total avoidance can cause severe health problems, even heart disease. This can be a serious problem.

Here at Dr. Malenius and Associates, we take this issue very seriously. We want to make each visit to the dentist as comfortable and stress free as possible. That’s why we do everything we can to soothe and relax you from the minute you walk in the door. We have stereo headphones that let you choose your own music and drown out the background noise. Our up-to-date anesthesia techniques make dental treatment incredibly comfortable. The high-tech laser we use for some procedures can make injections and drilling a thing of the past. And if necessary, we even offer Nitrous Oxide sedation to help you through your visit with less anxiety.

We feel your dental health is so important that we take these extra steps to help you stay as healthy as possible and to make each visit a stress free one. When you leave our office, we are committed to making you smile in every way.

Please give us a call at 630-668-6180 to schedule your next appointment. With your comfort in mind, we will make sure that every visit is a great one!