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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

The feeling of fear, dread, and/or apprehension before visiting the dentist is a very common reaction from patients of all ages. There are a number of reasons why individuals may have a dental phobia, such as an uncomfortable experience during childhood, naturally sensitive teeth, or the fear of potentially painful treatment. Dr. Victor Oelbam and our dental team understand that many patients struggle with anxiety before dental appointments, sometimes causing them to skip their semi-annual visit or avoid scheduling it altogether. 

In our latest video, Dr. Oelbaum assures patients that our Bronx practice is sensitive and attentive to the needs of those with dental anxiety. He offers the following tip for individuals wishing to overcome their fears of treatment: do some light research and find a compassionate dentist who is considerate of your concerns. This can often be confirmed by reading online reviews, watching patient testimonials, and exploring his or her website. It is not uncommon for dental anxiety to quickly subside when you are under the care of a warm and thoughtful dentist, allowing you to receive the treatment you need safely and comfortably. 

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At Dr. Oelbaum & Associates, we strive to do everything we can to make your treatment experience as pleasant, relaxing, and effective as possible. If you would like to speak to a friendly member of our team, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation, please contact our practice today.