If you’re scared of the dentist and are paralyzed by dental fear, you’ll be happy to know that Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX provides no-fear dentistry to the delight of our thousands of happy patients.

Dr. John Moore on Relieving Dental Anxiety Read Transcript

Some practices push so-called “sedation dentistry” or “painless dentistry” – based on giving tranquilizing drugs to patients. At our San Antonio gentle dental practice, we do it differently. Our years of experience and attention to detail allow us to follow a no-fear dentistry philosophy, setting our patients’ minds at ease and eliminating the pain and fears often stirred by less skillful dentists.

Does the thought of going to the dentist give you a panic attack? Does your dental fear make you avoid visiting a dentist until the agony of a toothache overcomes your fear of drills and needles? Has your fear kept you from getting the regular dental care you need? You’re not alone; experts say three out of every four Americans have some level of fear of dentists. One out of every five Americans is so fearful that they go to the dentist only when a crisis cavity or other major incident occurs. And fearful new patients start out on the wrong foot. Our no-fear dentistry, on the other hand, can change how you view a visit to the dentist.

Take a moment to hear what Dr. John A. Moore has to say about how we approach dental anxiety in our San Antonio, TX dental office.

Relieving Dental Anxiety The CDA Way

Cosmetic Dental Associates uses only the mildest form of dental sedation, local anesthetic, to numb the site of treatment. To put you at ease – instead of knocking you out with more intense forms of dental sedation – our successful method of treatment is to:

  • Listen to all your questions and concerns
  • Book longer appointment times so we can move at your pace
  • Make you knowledgeable about the procedure we’re performing
  • Use skill and a gentle touch to minimize discomfort

We’ll also book you a private room and provide comfort options like cozy blankets to make you feel at home in our dental chair. Every member of our team is focused on providing you with a calming, soothing experience. The result is a beautiful smile, like those you see pictured below.

Believe In No-Fear Dentistry

Dental fears include embarrassment over the state of the patient’s teeth – which is worsened, of course, as the patient continues to avoid dental visits. The fear of gagging, fear of needles, and fear of the numbing sensations are also major concerns. Overall, though, one of the biggest fears is the loss of control – becoming an object under the complete control of the dentist, without knowing what’s being done to you at any given point. And unfortunately, sedation dentistry puts the patient even more under the control of the dentist. Our no-fear dentistry philosophy ends your worries.

In recent years, the popularity of painless dentistry or sedation dentistry has boomed, feeding off the fear of dentists. From laughing gas to IV drips to tranquilizer pills, many dentists offer sedation dentistry services that drug their patients into a state of compliance. And unfortunately, there is a danger in sedation dentistry; some have died because of the procedure.

At Cosmetic Dental Associates, our top priority is to make sure your dental fears are gone. We won’t knock you out with drugs – what we will do instead is show you how gentle, caring dentistry can wipe away your fears. You’re never an object – we take the time to make sure you are comfortable and understand exactly what’s happening next. Our decades of experience and skills in anesthetics and operation of equipment ensure that your procedure is free of the pain and stress that a less-experienced dentist can produce.

Most importantly, when you walk out of our no-fear dentistry practice, you will leave your fears behind. Still skeptical? Listen to some of our patients explain how the process worked for them!

Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is an intense fear of the dentist. It could be caused by a past negative experience at a dental office, a fear of loss of control, fear of pain, or embarrassment about dental treatment. Dental anxiety often causes patients to go without the dental care they need until they’re experiencing a dental emergency. Let us help you overcome your dental anxiety so you can get the preventive dental treatment you need.

Truly overcome your fear of the dentist with Cosmetic Dental Associates. Call us today at 210-951-4444 or use our online form to schedule your pain-free, sedation-free dental visit.

Dr. John A. Moore, Jr. has been voted into America’s Top Dentists in Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been recognized for outstanding achievement by the Southwest Society of Prosthodontists, The University of Texas Health Science Center, and Mexican Academy of Prosthodontics.

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