Ben and Gary Show Episodes

Ben and Gary Show - Episode 17


Fear Factor: The Dentist

Drs. Ben and Gary discuss how one bad dental experience can easily deter one from regularly visiting the dental office. 

Dr. Kaihara recently saw a new patient who had not seen a dentist in 10 years due to his dental fears! Dr. Kaihara empathized with the patient and made sure he and his team made the patient to feel as comfortable as possible!  

While there was room for improvement in regards to his dental hygiene, the patient realized after seeing Dr. Kaihara that his teeth were in far better shape than he imagined!

Ways To Reduce Dental Anxiety

It is not uncommon to be anxious before dental visits. Modern dentistry offers several options for patients to help ease their dental anxiety , such as:

  • Local Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)

The Doctors emphasize that it is in your best interest to see a dentist regularly. So they encourage patients and listeners to take...

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