I'm even afraid to have my teeth cleaned.

A recent study in Europe found many dental patients experience pretreatment anxiety before having their teeth cleaned.

In the report about a third of patients waiting for regularly scheduled dental hygiene appointments experience “high levels of pretreatment anxiety.” The European study published in BMC Oral Health found that even with advances in technology and treatment delivery, dental phobia and anxiety appear to have stayed at the same level during the past 50 years.

This study involved 46 adult patients at the University of Zurich’s dental clinic. Many of the younger adult patients with gingivitis  had the highest anxiety levels. Patients understand that red bleeding gums is not a good thing and worry that the dentist will yell at them for not taking care of their teeth.

In our office we never judge and are here to help. If you experience anxiety or fear of any dental procedure Dr. Gottlieb can offer various medications to relax or sedate you so you can keep yourdent teeth and smile.

If you have any question or concerns don't hesitate to call.


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Dr. Marc Gottlieb is one of Long Island's leading dental practicioners, specializing in helping those who feel anxiety or apprehension when visiting the dentist. He can be reached at marc@anxietyfreedental.com