Odontophobia. It's a real word, and it describes a real fear – the fear of the dentist. It's estimated that as many as 15 percent of Americans put off needed dental treatment because of dental phobia and anxiety. Unfortunately, this means that they are missing out on the preventative treatments that protect their teeth so by the time a dental condition drives them to seek help, they are in need of more extensive care, which only serves to reinforce their fear.
Dentistry has a reputation for being painful and scary, but at Seacrest Dental, we are dedicated to changing that. Your comfort is our top priority, and all of our dentists have been trained in providing as painless of an experience as possible. We are constantly being told by our patients things like, "I didn't even feel that at all! Was that a shot?" and "Are we done already?"
Dental care doesn't have to be scary. We hope that you'll give us a chance and find out how calm, comfortable, and relaxing quality dental care can be. Call our Seagrove or Miramar Beach dental office to schedule your appointment. If you'd like, we're happy to meet with you ahead of time to discuss your concerns and how we can best help you get your needs met. We are ready to listen.