Our No-Fear Approach to Dentistry

Stones Sophisticated Smiles No Fear Dentistry Nervous about going to the dentist? Well now you can relax! Do you feel stressed just from the idea of visiting the dentist? Has fear actually stopped you from going to that dental cleaning or other preventive dental care?

“The dentist” is among the most common phobias worldwide. You aren’t alone. Did you know almost 50 percent of individuals begin to feel uncomfortable or worried when thinking of visiting the dentist or getting some type of procedure completed there?

The comfort, relaxation and happiness of the person are embedded profoundly in the middle of our dental practice. The staff will do anything they can to eliminate anxiety, allay worries and provide painless, quick treatments.

Listed here are many of the most common dental fears:

Fear of being embarrassed about the current condition of teeth
Fear of gagging
Fear of needles
Fear of loss of control
Fear of Novocain not doing the job as expected
Fear of pain
Fear of the dentist as a human being
Fear of the hand piece (or perhaps the drill)
Fear of the unfamiliar
Fear of dental noises and scents
Recent technological advancements have meant that oftentimes, dentists are able to do away with loud drills and provide quick and effective treatment. Additionally, there are numerous types of safe anesthetics offered to eliminate pain and lessen stress and anxiety throughout regular appointments. Our office has also been uniquely built to set you at ease by eliminating a number of the sights, noises and scents of a common dental office you might associate with your previous dental visits.

Comfort Treatment Options

Dr. Szierer and the Sophisticated Smiles team have effective sedation capabilities. We can provide many levels of comfort.

• Topical & Local Anesthesia

We begin with a topical solution that ‘pre-numbs’ the injection area. Then the local anesthesia is used to completely numb the area being treated. This temporarily blocks feeling to the nerve and should last one to two hours or longer.

• Nitrous Oxide Gas

Our own patients tell us that nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) is extremely effective for fearful patients. The attitude changes are predictably astounding. Patients who were scared going into treatment is smiling and relaxed.

• Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation dentistry addresses the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis. Therefore, phobic patients who opt for oral conscious sedation are more likely to receive recommended routine care. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary. In addition, if you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, oral conscious sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.

• General Anesthesia (IV Sedation)

This is a technology available to patients who are terrified to go to the dentist and who suffer from poor oral health as an outcome of that phobia. In our practice, a fully qualified specialist anesthetist comes to your dental appointment and administers medicine through an IV that relaxes you completely. While in this sedated state, you will not be aware of what is happening. Even in your deeply relaxed state, you can hear Dr. Szierer if he or she tells you something or asks you to open your mouth wider. When the procedure is finished, you immediately wake and you won’t have any recollection of the procedure. This will reduce stress and anxiety, which accompany treatment. There is no awareness of treatment during the entire procedure. Pulse, blood pressure and respiration are continually monitored throughout the procedure. The body rapidly metabolizes these types of anesthetic agents, allowing for a quick recovery.


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Below are great tips in lowering dental anxiety and fear:

• Chat with Dr. Szierer – While it may be challenging to talk about illogical fears with a stranger, Dr. Szierer may take added precautions during appointments if worries and stress are conveyed. This way, together, we might pinpoint any special worries or fears and work towards overcoming these types of problems.
• Bring a portable music player – Music will act as a relaxant as well as drowns out any fear-producing noises. Listening to some comforting music in the course of this visit will greatly reduce anxiety.
• Decide on a sign – Quite a few individuals are scared the dentist will not likely know they may be in significant pain during the appointment, but will carry on the treatment regardless. The easiest way to fix this problem is to decide on a “stop” hand sign together with the dentist. Each party can easily comprehend signals for instance raising the hand or gently tapping on the chair.
• Use a sore throat spray – Throat sprays (such as, Vicks® Chloraseptic® Throat Spray) may actually control the gag reflex. 2 or 3 sprays will usually keep the reflex under control for around an hour or so.
• Take a mirror with you – Not being able to view what is going on can increase stress and anxiety and make the thoughts run wild. Viewing the procedure might help keep actuality at the forefront of the mind.
• Sedation – Choosing a comfortable level of sedation offers an outstanding alternative for many.
• Talk to us about the treatment – Make sure you let us know the extent and depth of treatment plan explanations you require.
• Go over all of the options with Dr. Szierer and settle on one which is most effective and produces minimal anxiety.

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There’ll be moments where just going through the entrance for a consultation might be a momentous success for a few of our patients. We know the value of that very first step and we are devoted to giving empathy and establishing a relationship built on trustworthiness. In case you have any questions or concerns regarding how Dr. Szierer may help you get over fear and anxiety, please call our office.

Contact Us

  • Sophisticated Smiles
  • Mark Szierer, DMD
  • 85 Reaville Ave
  • Flemington, NJ 08822
  • Phone: (908) 806-4333
  • Fax: (908) 806-2024

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