Dentistry Without the Fear

Butterfly Bensalem Dental Group No Fear Dentistry Scared of going to the dentist? Well now you can relax! Does the slightest reminder of an upcoming dentist appointment result in anxiousness? Has anxiety actually stopped you from going to that dental cleaning or some other preventive dental care?

“The dentist” is one of the most widespread phobias in America. You’re not alone. Did you know almost 50% of people begin to feel uncomfortable or stressed whenever thinking about going to the dentist or getting some kind of treatment completed there?

Our employees have years of experience in taking care of the specific requirements and concerns of our more anxious friends.

In case all you want us to do is just sit down and talk about any kind of worries you may have during an appointment, we’ll be happy to do this – the patient being comfortable during the appointment is a top priority.

Below are many of the most well-known dental fears:

Fear of embarrassment concerning the current condition of teeth
Fear of gagging
Fear of needles
Fear of loss of control
Fear of Novocain not doing the job as intended
Fear of pain
Fear of the dental professional as a human being
Fear of the hand device (or the drill)
Fear of the unknown
Fear of dental sounds and smells
The latest technological innovations have suggested that in many cases, dentists are able to do away with noisy drills and offer quick and reliable care. There are also a multitude of safe anesthetics offered to do away with pain and lessen stress and anxiety during routine appointments. Our dental office is also specially designed to set you at ease by getting rid of the majority of the items, sounds and smells of a normal dentist office you may associate with your past dental trips.

Comfort Treatment Options

Dr. Brogna and the Bensalem Dental Group team have effective sedation capabilities. We can provide many levels of comfort.

• Topical & Local Anesthesia

We begin with a topical solution that ‘pre-numbs’ the injection area. Then the local anesthesia is used to completely numb the area being treated. This temporarily blocks feeling to the nerve and should last one to two hours or longer.

• Conscious Sedation

One of the major benefits of oral conscious sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as complete smile makeovers or extensive smile restoration procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer, but longer, appointments. In fact, some patients, who have no fear of the dentist whatsoever, are using sedation dentistry to pack three or four dental appointments into one long one that they won’t remember.


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Below are great tips in lowering dental fear and anxiety:

Speak with Dr. Brogna – Even though it can be hard to talk about irrational fears with a complete stranger, Dr. Brogna could take extra precautions during visits if worries and anxiety are conveyed. That way, collectively, we might identify any special concerns or fears and work at alleviating these problems.
Bring a portable music player – Music will act as a relaxant and also drowns out any fear-producing noises. Enjoying your favorite soothing music during this visit will reduce anxiety.
Decide on a signal – A lot of individuals are scared the dentist will not know they are in significant discomfort while in the appointment, and will carry on the procedure no matter what. The best way to solve this problem is to agree on a “stop” hand signal with the dentist. Both parties can easily understand signals like raising the hand or gently tapping on the chair.
Spray the throat – Throat sprays (for instance, Vicks® Chloraseptic® Throat Spray) can actually control the gag response. Two or three sprays will usually keep the reflex under control for around one hour.
Take a mirror – Not being able to see what is going on can increase stress and anxiety and make the imagination run wild. Looking at the procedure might help keep reality at the forefront of the mind.
Sedation – Choosing a comfortable level of sedation provides an excellent option for many.
Discuss the treatment – Be sure to let us know the depth and extent of treatment plan explanations you may need.
• Talk about all the options with Dr. Brogna and decide on the one that is most effective and creates minimal anxiety.

Fear Can Be Defeated 

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Inside an open and caring setting, patients can be offered dental care knowing they are not being judged or perhaps looked down upon because of their anxiousness over dental treatment. We make an effort to do well at the technical areas of dental care but just as essential we try to care for the person’s emotional requirements. In case you have any concerns or questions about precisely how Dr. Brogna may help you overcome fear and anxiety, please contact our dental office.

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  • Bensalem Dental Group
  • 1044 Byberry Road
  • Bensalem, PA 19020
  • (215) 638-3350

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