711 West 38th Street Unit B-10
Austin TX 78705
Patients with Dental Phobias
For patients with dental phobias, the fear of the dentist’s chair is very real. Some patients’ phobias are so severe they physically cannot face dental appointments. Vida Dental understands that overcoming dental phobia is incredibly difficult for these patients. We take great care when dealing with patients who suffer from dental phobias and offer the utmost in comfortable dentistry. At Vida Dental, we have a number of treatments and procedures which help patients feel relaxed and calm when in the dentist’s chair.
Sedation dentistry is an option for many patients with dental phobia. Where possible, Vida Dental uses minimally or non-invasive treatments with the help of cutting edge technologies or products. Our team is also friendly and understanding, with a focus on providing patients with information and education on the treatments we can offer for people with dental phobia.
Patients with Severe Gag Reflex
Some patients have a severe gag reflex which makes having dental treatments difficult. There are a number of ways that Vida Dental can provide treatment to patients with severe gag reflex. During a comprehensive exam, we can identify the areas in your mouth that trigger your gag reflex. Common areas include the roof of the mouth, the tongue and areas around the throat, such as the tonsils.
In most cases, your dentist can simply numb the trigger areas which will prevent you from feeling anything touching the area. However, a large number of patients’ gag reflex is triggered by a psychological rather than a physical issue. The Vida Dental team uses open and honest communication in these cases to help our patients overcome their gag reflex.
Take the first steps toward facing your phobia by contacting Vida Dental for a consultation with a dental expert. We are here to help you overcome your fears and receive all the dental treatments you need.