The team at Montz and Maher Dental Group serving Pearland and Manvel has treated many people who are suffering from dental phobia (Dentophobia).
A person who suffers from dental phobia or dental anxiety is at risk of entering a vicious cycle of worsening oral health.
Fear causes the person to skip dental checkups for years. When a minor dental issue (like a little cavity) advances until it hits a nerve and results in pain, the patient is forced to visit the dentist.
At this point, the required therapy is an extensive 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 individuals end up losing teeth at a relatively young age.
Experts believe that the frequency of dental phobia may be as high as one in four people. Are you one of them?
At Montz & Maher Dental Group, we want to help nervous patients successfully overcome or at least manage their fear so they can enjoy 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.
- sedation dentistry that can help ease your dental fears,
- sleep solutions that can help you stop snoring- so everyone in your bedroom sleeps better, and
- sleep apnea treatment that can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Call us today to see how we can help.