Dental Anxiety & Fear

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Gentle techniques and non-invasive technologies go the distance to curb dental anxiety.

We understand that a genuine welcome, authentically friendly professionals, and a warm and cozy environment go the distance to keep anxious or fearful patients comfortable. Dr. Valerie Scola has designed office surroundings and surrounded herself with highly-skilled, approachable, and non-judgmental team members. Together with her gentle touch and calm, reassuring manner, Dr. Scola and the team ease dental anxiety in Murrieta, CA. They also discuss techniques and methods should you need a little extra “help” to take the edge off of an upcoming visit or should an approaching complex or long appointment make you nervous.

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Overcoming the fear of going to the dentist.

Scola Family Dentistry appreciates that many people are anxious about going to the dentist. In fact, some people have a more severe form of dental fear, phobia, that keeps them from getting the oral care that they need to stay healthy. The longer conditions such as decay and gum disease go untreated, the bigger the problem becomes. These conditions do not resolve on their own, and without proper treatment, they can cause severe pain and lead to infections that spread to other parts of the face and body. So, a little “maintenance” early on in the form of a routine visit goes a long way to prevent pain and costly and traumatic treatments to resolve disease.

The root of dental pain can commonly be traced back to childhood experiences. Common “triggers” include clinical smells, sounds, and sensations. Dr. Scola wants to hear from you. She is sensitive to your concerns. And it is important that she understands those concerns so she can address them specifically before, during, and after your treatment. Sometimes, fear is merely rooted in the “unknown.” She welcomes questions, which provide peace of mind to anxious, fearful, and even phobic patients.

Gentle, sophisticated technology “allies.”

Technologies such as intraoral cameras and digital imaging, which are non-invasive and low-touch, complement Dr. Scola’s gentle hand. These technologies generally support healthy healing, comfort, and a positive experience at the dentist’s office. Modern medications that are precisely administered to treatment sites further assure utmost comfort. So, you will not feel anything! We can also discuss additional options to help you relax in the dentist’s chair during an appointment at our Murrieta office. Also serving Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake, Scola Family Dentistry looks forward to helping you rethink visiting the dentist as a positive way to stay healthy and to keep smiling.

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