Dental anxiety is real, and it’s a very real problem for tens of millions of people in the United States. It’s a problem because fear of the dentist, or even of the dentist’s office, keeps those people from getting the dental care they need. At Dental Expressions by Dr. Gary Bram in Bayside, NY, we’re proud to offer stress-free dental care to our patients.
Dental anxiety isn’t just triggered by past experiences. It can also be triggered by the environment of the dental practice. It’s really no different than someone who feels comfortable in a small group of people, but gets very nervous in crowds.
With that in mind, one of the keys to helping people with dental anxiety is to keep both the environment and your interactions as low-key and comfortable as possible. Dr. Gary Bram has been helping dentally nervous people relax for more than 25 years. He’s really good at it and he sets the example for all of our staff.
When you enter our homey dental office, located in an historic building, you might wonder whether you’re in the right place! You are – all of us are dedicated to your comfort from the moment you walk through the door.
Our treatment rooms feature head-to-toe massaging chairs which are a great help to people who might otherwise feel tense. Feeling rushed at your appointment doesn’t help you relax, so you’ll be happy to know that we take as much time as needed. We’ll explain what we’re doing so there are no surprises, if you like; not everyone likes that, so just let us know.
We can also offer a warm blanket if you feel chilly, or just because you want one. Again, your comfort is a top priority.
And if you need a little more help, we can provide inhaled sedation that will definitely allow you to have a relaxed and comfortable dental appointment. Inhaled sedation has been safely used in dentistry for nearly a century. It takes effect very quickly and wears off very quickly once your appointment is complete. You’ll be able to drive yourself to and from our office.
Here are some reviews from our Google+ page from people who previously experienced moderate to severe dental anxiety.
“Both Dr Bram and his hygienist are very respectful of my intense dental phobia. I routinely walk out smiling as a comment on the results and the treatment. The office staff is friendly and professional as well… He is wonderful even with this extremely dental phobic patient. I couldn’t be happier.” – Ann B.
“Dr. Bram is amazing. His office is remarkably clean with ONLY state of the art equipment. His staff is knowledgeable and professional. He is extra sensitive to patients like me that have a low threshold for pain. 5 stars.” – Kay D.
Dental anxiety can be reduced and even eliminated with help from caring dental professionals. If you’re among the dentally nervous, we invite you to discover just how stress-free a dental appointment can be. In Bayside, NY, call Dental Expressions by Dr. Gary Bram today at 718-395-5331.