The Dental Comfort Zone Dental Fear and Phobia Center

“Dental Fear Stops Here”

Dental fear is very real. You shouldn’t be ashamed of your dental fear and in most cases, it is well warranted. Listen to some of these testimonials as patients share how they overcame their dental fear at the Dental Comfort Zone.

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

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
    image_splash2In 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • Air Abrasion: Patient friendly technology for painless fillings
    image_airAir Abrasion is a relatively new technology used for treating cavities that can often eliminate the need for an anesthetic injection and the dental drill.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • New Local Anesthetic Aids Patient Comfor
    image_topicalI 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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!
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • Jargon Confuses Patients
    Dentists as well as other doctors, nurses, and technical staff should use words that are clear, accurate, and commonplace.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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”.
    To read the article – Click Here
  • 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.
    To read the article – Click Here