We all know that one of the best steps that we can take toward lifelong oral health and wellness is to establish a trusting and familiar relationship with a qualified dentist and dental team. For many people, however, anxiety about going to the dentist, or even dental phobia, is a significant deterrent.
At Biltmore Dental Center, located in Phoenix and serving patients from Glendale, Tempe, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities, Dr. Sameet Koppikar believes that everyone should have comfortable and convenient access to the best dental care for overall health and happiness. Our family-friendly and patient-focused professionals are committed to providing a welcoming, relaxing, comfortable, and painless experience.
We recognize that there may be many contributing factors to a patient’s dental anxiety, including:
- Fear of pain or discomfort
- Claustrophobia or loss of personal space
- Embarrassment or concern about judgment or appearance of the mouth and teeth
- Gag reflex
- Avoiding potentially bad news
Whatever the reason for a patient’s concern, we talk honestly and confidentially with each patient and custom-tailor a treatment plan that will make him or her the most comfortable. From our special amenities, like TV sets in each treatment room, to our emphasis on customer service, it is our goal to make patients feel at ease and, ultimately, proud of their smiles.
To help accomplish that goal, Dr. Koppikar provides a full range of dental care for all ages so that our patients and their families can get to know us and feel at home with us. We also have several options in sedation dentistry for pain-free and anxiety-free visits, including oral conscious sedation and intravenous sedation.
Dr. Koppikar works with a board-certified dental anesthesiologist to provide the highest level of safety and comfort for our patients. The advantages of sedation dentistry include:
- Reduce the anxiety of the overall experience
- Eliminate minor discomfort or pain
- Allow patients to sit through longer procedures without dental chair fatigue or stiff jaws
- Soften any memories of the procedures
The first and most important step for patients who experience dental anxiety is to talk with your doctor. Dr. Koppikar and our staff understand the complexities of dental phobia and the stress that some patients may feel. We are here to serve every patient in a pain-free, professional environment.
Contact us today online or by calling (602) 954-8200.