Dental phobia is a common fear that plagues millions of Americans. Estimates say that 5 to 8 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of the fear that they have of the dentist. Here at Woodland Hills Family Dentistry, we make you feel safe! We understand that dental phobia is a common problem for many patients and we take the necessary efforts to ensure that every patient experiences a safe and comfortable appointment.
We are specially trained to provide exceptional care to patients plagued with dental phobia. Some of the efforts that we take are:
-We ensure that our office is setup to be as non-threatening as possible. When you come into our office, you will see how hard we work to make you forget that you are at a dental appointment.
-We make extra efforts to make our patients feel valued as people and not just another treatment case in a chair. Our patient’s’ feelings are real and we take that seriously.
-Dr. Sanaz Yousefi takes the time explain what the patient will feel and will inform them on how long those feelings will last. We will frequently ask the patient for the permission to continue.
Dental phobia not only plagues its victims with fear of the dentist, but it can also lead to poor oral health due to the lack of necessary dental visits. Because poor oral hygiene is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even strokes, dental phobia may be causing more damage to their bodies than just tooth loss and gum disease. If you live in Woodland Hills, California, contact Woodland Hills Family Dentistry today to see how we can help you overcome your dental phobia. Call us today and remember that we make you feel safe!