Dental Phobia (fear of dental treatment), is the number one reason people don’t come to the dentist’s office. This unfortunate situation also makes “dental-phobia” a prime contributor to tooth decay and gum disease. It can usually be traced back to a childhood trauma involving an unpleasant experience with a dentist. Every team member in our office makes a tremendous effort to erase any negative feelings associated with dental care.
From the minute you walk in the door, it becomes obvious that our practice is different. Our atmosphere is warm, friendly, gentle and inviting. The cold, sterile, clinical, dentist’s office of years past is nowhere to be found. The members of our team have undergone dental-phobic training and are skilled at recognizing and successfully treating patient anxiety. The pain management techniques along with the use of anti-anxiety medications are effective and state-of-the-art, but often an anxious patient really only needs to see a caring face and feel a reassuring touch. We make it clear to every patient that we are here to help, but that ultimately, they are in control. The feeling of empowerment that goes with actively steering their own treatment transforms an anxious patient into a confident partner. That is our goal, to build confidence and trust.
Call Dr. Pinedo at (310) 530-8800 or Contact Us to see the kind of difference a truly caring and nurturing practice can make. It really is a whole new dental experience.