If fear is keeping you away from the dentist and a healthy smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wynn Okuda in Hawaii. For over 27 years, Dr. Okuda has been addressing dental fear and anxiety, and can help you relax whether you need a single filling or a full-mouth restoration. He designed his spa-like dental office with a calm, relaxing environment and a positive patient visit in mind.
According to the American Dental Association, dental fear affects millions of people all across the United States. In fact, recent estimates suggest that about seventy-five percent of adults in the US have some sort of dental fear ranging from mild to extreme.
Dental phobia affects about ten percent of American adults and can be so severe that people will avoid necessary dental care unless there is an extreme dental emergency. People with dental phobias experience what your dentist calls a “Cycle of Avoidance.” In other words, dental care is avoided because of extreme fear, and when a dental appointment is absolutely necessary it requires invasive treatments reinforcing dental fear.
If you get nervous just thinking about a visit to your dentist, Dr. Okuda can help with his advanced and sophisticated treatments and procedures that will help you get over your fear of the dentist. Dr. Okuda’s Dental Day Spa offers massage, movie glasses, aromatherapy and other relaxation techniques that will help you feel at ease.
Dr. Okuda explains that there are ways that you can ease your dental fears and advises that you share your dental anxiety. If you feel anxious or tense, tell Dr. Okuda and his staff who can help adapt your treatment to your specific needs.
When you schedule your dental appointment, Dr. Okuda recommends that you choose a time when you can relax. Making appointments on a day with a hectic schedule will only make your anxiety worse. In addition, avoiding caffeine before your appointment will help to minimize that jittery, nervous feeling.
If you would like more information, visit our website at www.cosmeticdentistryhawaii.com or call our office at (808) 734-1099.