Dental Phobia: How We Help Patients Overcome Their Fear

Dental Phobia: How We Help Patients Overcome Their Fear

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you anxious?

You’re not alone.

According to the American Association of Endodontists up to 80 percent of Americans have a fear of getting dental treatment.

For about 15 percent of people, their dental phobia is so strong they avoid going to the dentist unless it’s an emergency.

At Millennium Smiles, we understand going to the dentist can be nerve-racking and fear producing for some people. We take special care to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed. Many patients say they feel like they’re at the spa.

We’ve introduced aromatherapy and massage chairs to make your visit more pleasant. We also offer warm, scented towels after cleanings and treatments to allow patients to freshen up. Many patients opt to remain in the massage chair with the warm towel for a few minutes for a boost of energy so they leave feeling refreshed.

Our friendly staff and Dr. Korous’ warm, kind and patient-centered approach to dentistry will put even the most anxious patients at ease.

If you’ve been putting off coming to the dentist because of dental phobia, listen to what a few of our patients have to say about Millennium Smiles.

Annette: “I was as comfortable as possible.”

Annette developed a fear after a traumatic experience. She was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia after a failed root canal with her previous dentist.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that causes serve pain, similar to an electric shock in the cheek, jaw, teeth and gums.

Understandably so, Annette avoided seeing a dentist for a couple of years. After doing some research online, she decided to try Millennium Smiles.

Watch her video below to learn how Dr. Korous made her feel comfortable during her visits as well as how her trigeminal neuralgia has improved.

David: “I had a great experience.”

Like Annette, David hadn’t gone to the dentist for a couple years. He had been putting it off due to his dental phobia.

Watch his video below to learn how the friendly staff at Millennium Smiles quickly put him at ease.

Contact our Frisco dental office today at 972-987-4899 to learn how we can help you feel comfortable at the dentist.

We also help children who may be nervous about going to the dentist. See what Jennifer had to say about bringing her four children to our office.