Dental anxiety is common. About three-quarters of all Americans experience some degree of dental anxiety. Although a much smaller group of people avoid the dentist because of their anxiety, most people will either not get as much dental care as they should or have negative experiences at the dentist partly because of their anxiety. Relaxation dentistry helps people overcome their anxiety so they can get the dental care they need and have a more enjoyable experience as well.
If you are looking for a more relaxed dental experience in Fairfax County, please call today for an appointment at the office of relaxation dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban in Burke, VA.
Cycles of Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is not a simple phenomenon. Although it’s sometimes possible to track dental anxiety to a bad dental experience, it’s just as likely that you don’t know why you’re afraid of the dentist. It’s just that you are.
If you’re afraid of the dentist, you are less likely to make your regular dental checkups and get other types of preventive care. As a result, your dental health suffers. You then get invasive dental treatment necessary for your unhealthy teeth. This invasive procedure and its recovery are unpleasant, and increase your anxiety, so you avoid avoid preventive care, which starts the cycle again.
Meanwhile, your dental anxiety isn’t just impacting you. People around you are also affected by your dental anxiety. In particular, your children are likely to pick up on your anxiety and become anxious themselves, even if you don’t think you talk to them about your fears.
In order to make you–and those around you–free from dental anxiety, we have to break the cycle.
Dental Comfort Is Relaxation Dentistry
Part of the reason why people are anxious about the dentist is that it’s an uncomfortable experience. People have to sit in a medical waiting room, then are brought back to an equally uncomfortable treatment room. The office smells antiseptic and chemical.
Dr. Marzban’s office isn’t like that. It’s friendly and relaxing. The waiting rooms are comfortable and the treatment rooms are, too. We offer many comforts and distractions, including neck pillows, blankets, CD players, iPads, MiVue sunglasses and earphones that let you watch movies & TV to distract you.
But people also feel uncomfortable at the dentist because they don’t like or trust their dentist. This is one area where Dr. Marzban’s office excels. Our amazing dentist and outstanding support staff will earn your trust and work hard to maintain it. When you are here, you know you’re in good hands, and that helps you feel more comfortable and more relaxed.
NuCalm Drug-Free Relaxation Dentistry
Your dental visit could be the most relaxing thing you do all week!
For people who are still unable to relax during a visit, we offer NuCalm. NuCalm is a powerful relaxation technology that uses advanced neuroscience techniques to disarm your body’s anxiety response.
In just five minutes, you’ll find yourself in a relaxed state, similar to deep meditation. And not only will you be relaxed during your appointment–many people report feeling increased energy, improved creativity, and better sleep after enjoying NuCalm therapy.
For people with more serious dental anxiety who don’t get enough relaxation from other techniques, we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can dull your anxiety so that you can get the dental care you need. It can also help you break the cycle of anxiety by getting needed dental care and learning that dental appointments are not as bad as you feared.
We offer oral conscious sedation, a pill that you take before your dental appointment to help yourself feel awake but relaxed.
Are You Looking for a Relaxed Dental Experience?
If you’re in Fairfax County or nearby areas of Virginia, please call 703-323-8200 today for a very relaxed dental treatment at the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban in Burke, VA.