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Read Dr. Gordon’s Articles About Overcoming Dental Fears:

WBZ 1030AM - Nightside with Dan Rea:
Dr. Gordon discusses dental fears in an on-air interview on WBZ Newsradio 1030AM... listen now

Philadelphia Magazine editor Victor Fiorillo writes about his experience with Dr. Gordon in the February 2010 issue of the magazine.
After much weeping and gnashing of (long-neglected) teeth, I’m going to the dentist. God help me... more

"Control Freaks" Need Not Fear the Dentist
When people who are used to being in a position of power are put into a situation where they must relinquish that power to their dentist; anxiety, confrontation and avoidance are the most common reactions... more

Dispelling Myths About Root Canal
Say the words ROOT CANAL, and most patients will immediately tense up. Perhaps it is this element of fear that is at the heart of the apparent confusion about the process...
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Despite Some Perceptions, it's Still Safe to go to the Dentist
Unflattering sitcoms and commercials frequently use fear of the dentist and dental treatment in their contrived scenarios...  more

Conquering Dental Fear

Many of the patients that I treat who have a high level of dental fear often recount a frightening experience that they had years ago at a dental visit... more

How Dental Fears Work
There are also large numbers of people who are afraid of the dentist or of certain dental procedures but have never actually had a... more

General Anesthesia and the Phobic Dental Patient
Some people are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid dental care at all costs. These patients are considered dental phobics, and... more

Understanding Dental Fears
Does the sound of the dentist's drill make you cringe? Does the sight of the needle make you scared and nervous? If so,... more

Experience The Dental Comfort Zone Difference

Let’s face it; a trip to the dentist is not something most of us look forward to. Here at the Dental Comfort Zone, we make every effort to improve our patient’s dental visits. We use new techniques and materials that reduce or eliminate discomfort both during and after dental care. Everyone at the Dental Comfort Zone is sensitive to the needs of our patients, and helps make each appointment a positive experience. Over the last several years, Dr. Gordon has published many articles that explain how new technology, research and personal experience can directly benefit dental patients. You can read the articles below for more information, and come in to meet us to experience the Dental Comfort Zone difference.

New techniques, materials improve dental office visits
 

In an effort to reduce discomfort during dental procedures, today’s dentist
can use either air abrasion or a dental laser. These modern devices enable dentists to treat many cavities without a needle or a dental drill.
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Air Abrasion: Patient friendly technology for painless fillings
 

Air Abrasion is a relatively new technology used for treating cavities that can often eliminate the need for an anesthetic injection and the dental drill.
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New Local Anesthetic Aids Patient Comfort
 

I decided to try Septocaine and found that it was indeed superior to the other local anesthetics that I had been using. I found that my patients became more numb than before, and the vast majority told me that they felt no pain during routine or surgical dental procedures.
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Patient benefits from laughing gas
 

Nitrous Oxide Gas, often referred to as laughing gas or sweet air, is an effective anesthetic drug that has many benefits for patients seeking dental treatment
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Ways to prevent gagging during dental treatment
 

A caring and concerned attitude by the dentist can often go a long way to allaying a patient's anxiety and can significantly reduce gagging. The dentist should then find out what procedures or situations have triggered gagging in the past and see if alternative ones can be used.
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Less drilling can be better dentistry
 

From the patient’s perspective, there is less drilling, which can translate into less potential discomfort during and after the procedure.
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A painless root canal in one visit? It can be done
 

New techniques have greatly reduced the time needed to perform a root canal, and also greatly limited the potential for discomfort. In almost all cases, root canal therapy can be effectively completed in just one visit!
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Knowing what to expect after dental treatment
  If the dentist has not said anything to the patient about this potential for pain, most reasonable people could assume that the dentist did not do a good job, the wrong tooth was treated or a wide variety of discouraging thoughts.
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Consistency aids patient comfort
  Changes in personnel, length of time waiting to be treated, and how treatment is delivered tend to leave the greatest impression on dental patients.
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Ways dentists improve the “after treatment” experience
  The most effective way, however, to help patients cope with discomfort after dental procedures is to let them know what to expect, ahead of time.
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Bad teeth? Most dentists won’t scold
  Fortunately, most dentists realize that scolding their patients will ultimately backfire, because it tends to either drive people away or cause them to build up a barrier of resentment towards the dentist.
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Jargon Confuses Patients
  Dentists as well as other doctors, nurses, and technical staff should use words that are clear, accurate, and commonplace.
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Standing behind treatment- the “right thing” to do
 

If repair or replacement is required before an acceptable period of time, the dentist should consider not charging the patient or charging a reduced fee.
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Advantages of an On-Site Dental Lab
  Although most dentists send their lab work to a remote location, I believe that there are distinct advantages to having the dental lab “on-site”.
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The Gentle Hygienist- keeps you coming back
  Just as it is vital for the dentist to provide treatment in as painless a manner as possible, it is equally important for the hygienist. In fact, people in good dental health may actually have more treatment provided by their dentist’s hygienist than the dentist himself.
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Dr. Gordon is the dental columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times. He has published more than 300 articles since 1998. He is a recognized dental expert for Dr. Oz.

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