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By PAUL G. CULVER, DDS
September 20, 2017
Category: Oral Health

The British Dental Health Foundation says that close to 40 percent of people who shun dental visits do so because of fear so extreme it'sdental fear actually phobic. Are you one of those individuals who will do anything to avoid exams, cleanings and restorations such as fillings? If you are, we have a solution for you in the office of Dr. Paul Culver. Known as Brookfield, WI's gentle dentist, Dr. Culver and his staff truly pamper patients who worry about their dental appointments. Learn about what's different in Dr. Culver's approach to preventive, restorative and cosmetic services for your teeth and gums.

What is dental phobia?

When people suffer from dental phobia, their fear and nervousness exhibit themselves as:

  • Panic attacks
  • Profuse sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Avoidance of dental care altogether

Most dentists have seen patients who have neglected their oral health for so long that tooth roots are fractured and teeth are literally loose and falling out. These are sad situations.

What causes dental phobia?

Dr. Culver says past bad experiences with dentists often ruin people's image of modern dental techniques. Additionally, some individuals may be claustrophobic, hate the sounds of dental instruments (such as the high-speed drill, for instance), or simply cannot sit still in the treatment chair for long periods of time. Whatever the reason, patients oral health and systemic well-being suffer.

What is the solution?

Dr. Culver and his dedicated team treat each and every patient, no matter the age or condition of their teeth and gums, with gentleness and respect. Their treatment rooms are comfortable and bright, and they offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies that make exams, cleanings and restorations a breeze. Additionally, Dr. Culver ensures patient comfort during each and every procedure, utilizing nitrous oxide to relax people and locally injected anesthetics to provide pain-free experiences.

Lastly, your gentle dentist in Brookfield crafts treatment plans with your specific needs and goals in mind. His explanations are clear, and he answers each question carefully. Dr. Culver is known for his patient-centered attitude and excellent listening skills. He's known for putting patients completely at ease.

So, don't wait

If you have been postponing your routine exams and cleanings, or if you are concerned about the health of a tooth, please come to Dr. Culver's friendly dental practice in Brookfield, WI. Your oral health is his priority and so is your comfort. Please call the office team today to schedule an appointment: (262) 782-1655.