Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad…Dentist?

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People that are plagued with dental phobia (Dentophobia) may take comfort in the fact that it is a fairly common diagnosable mental condition. At least they know they are not alone and that the medical community takes it seriously.

Phobias like Pteromerhanophobia: (the fear of flying) and Acrophobibia (the fear of heights) can be challenging, but a person can live a perfectly healthy life without getting on a plane or riding an elevator to the top of the Chrysler Building.

A person who suffers from dental phobia or dental anxiety is at risk of falling into a vicious cycle of worsening oral health.

Fear causes the person to steer clear of dental checkups for years. When a minor dental problem (like a miniature cavity) advances until it contacts a nerve and causes pain, the patient is forced to visit the dentist.

At this point, the needed treatment is a major procedure (possibly an extraction followed by a dental implant). The treatment reinforces the dental phobia and, once again, the patient stays away from the dentist’s office. That’s how some men and women end up losing teeth at a relatively young age.

Experts believe that the prevalence of dental phobia may be as high as one in four men and women. Are you one of them?

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we want to help nervous patients successfully overcome or at least manage their trepidation so they can withstand twice-yearly checkups and cleanings. Preventive dentistry is the best way to protect teeth and gums.

If you haven’t had a dental examination in a while, please schedule a consultation. You can communicate with Dr. Montz about the many options available including behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and conscious sedation (sleep dentistry).

If you dread going to the dentist, there is hope. We have successfully treated many patients just like you. We invite you to request a consultation today.

 

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


Sleep Dentistry At David C. Montz, DDS

Sleep Dentistry At David C. Montz, DDS

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Texas residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At David C. Montz, DDS we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at David C. Montz, DDS we offer our Friendswood patients a variety of procedures, including sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns, procelain veneers, teeth whitening, and sleep apnea.

At David C. Montz, DDS, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the friendly team at David C. Montz, DDS will give you something to smile about!

For more information on oral sedation dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact us at 832-895-5120.

Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546