Dental work is the fifth most common cause of anxiety. According to research, an estimated 50-80% of adults in the U.S. have some degree of dental anxiety, ranging from mild to severe. Females have higher rates of dental anxiety than males, as do younger patients. More than 20% of patients with dental anxiety don’t see a dentist regularly, while 9-15% avoid care altogether. Fear and anxiety clearly contribute to avoidance of dental care. This can have devastating consequences on your oral, general and mental health. At Gitlin Dental Group, we have vast experience treating individuals with dental anxiety in Roslyn, NY, including patients with Alzheimer’s, cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities.
Not surprisingly, studies show regular dental visits are associated with decreased dental anxiety. At Gitlin Dental Group, we develop warm and trusting relationships with our patients that can lessen dental anxiety, or eliminate it altogether! We treat generations of families that have entrusted us with their smiles for years, so if you feel anxious about the sights, sounds or smells of a dental visit, our team is dedicated to alleviating dental anxiety in Roslyn, NY. Dr. Ari Gitlin is a trained dental anesthesiologist with extensive skills administering all forms of sedation to ease pain and increase the comfort of patients, including those with high dental anxiety.
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