Dentistry of Colorado Belmar - Belmar Dentist Preventative & Cosmetic (2023)

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If You Live, Work, or Shop on Belmar, We Are Here For Your Dental Needs

  • Our Dentistry of Colorado – Belmar officeis located in Lakewood, CO in the heart of the Belmar shopping, dining and entertainment district.
  • Many of our patients are busy working people or students, attending Lakewood schools or working at the many businesses in the Belmar area.
  • At Dentistry of Colorado – Belmar, we offer convenient appointment times in the early morning and after work.
  • In addition to most dental insurance plans, we offer a our Dental Advantage discount plan.

Dentistry of Colorado – Belmar

325 South Teller Street #280

Lakewood, Colorado 80226

Phone: (303) 989-4444
Email: [emailprotected]

Directions to Our Office
Located in the Belmar Center at the corner of West Alameda St and South Teller Street (2 blocks east of Wadsworth Blvd) across the parking lot from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Staples. See map…

Office Hours

SundayClosed
Monday9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed

Friday by appointment only

If CLOSED, call for emergencies.

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Comprehensive Integrative Dentistry

Our passion is complete oral health care for our patients. This comprehensive approach means treating all aspects of a healthy mouth including bite, soft tissues, gums, and position of teeth. Your overall health history is important as well.

Anxious About Going to the Dentist?

We’ve been patients too, we get it. If you’ve got a dental phobia, we can help you overcome it with our expertise in sedation dentistry. For your comfort and ease, you can choose from oral sedation (a pill to relax you), IV sedation to put you to sleep, or nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Dentistry of Colorado Belmar - Belmar Dentist Preventative & Cosmetic (2)Your Emergency is our Urgency

If you are in pain and need a dentist NOW, we are here for you. We have dentists on call to serve you 24-7. CALL US

Flexible and Convenient Office Hours

Not enough hours in the workday? Not a problem. You are important to us and we want to make it convenient for you to maintain good oral health. We offer early morning and evening treatment times throughout the week to accommodate your schedule. We have weekend appointments available as well!

Your Comprehensive Dental Treatment Provider

As a patient of Dentistry of Colorado – Belmar, you won’t be asked to visit multiple offices to complete your treatment.

We know your time is important and our office can meet all of your dental care needs including fillings, implants, crowns, veneers, root canals, oral surgery, gum disease, orthodontics and more.

We have found that integrative care results in improved outcomes for our patients and has become a core value for our practice. – Dentistry of Colorado Team

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General Dentistry

Exams/CleaningsTMJ
CrownsBridges
DenturesRoot Canals

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Whitening
Invisalign®
Veneers

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Oral Surgery

Dental Implants
Tooth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth

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24/7 Emergency Service

If you experience a dental issue at in inopportune time, we can help. CONTACT US

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Words from our Patients

This was my first visit to this dental office. The front receptionist did not ask my name or birthdate to check me in. She then said I owed $913. I had to explain that I was a new patient so I did not owe anything. She was not wearing a mask. I also noticed that the bathroom was not working. The first impression was bad. However the dentist and the dental hygienist saved the day. They were thorough and gave me good service. A good look at their administrative staff is warranted here.read more

Pauline Nunez

18:52 18 Oct 22

Everyone from the receptionist, Brandy to the hygienist Kelly were super and thorough! They scheduled plenty of time for my cleaning and exam. I love the Doctors too! They have an in house insurance option which is great for me. They are a great business! 👍read more

I haven’t really enjoyed a dentist’s office since I was a kid. This place was great, as the team dynamic is what sold me the most! Everyone chatted pleasantly to each other and seemed to be in wonderful moods. The dentist was never nasty to the assistants or secretaries, and that’s truly what I love most! They were open about the procedures going to happen, as well as the prices, and plans. Gentle hands, my mouth didn’t hurt at all after my cleaning and filling. Going back next week for a crown. This place is A++read more

Christopher Attardi

18:36 09 Sep 22

This was my first visit to this dental office. The front receptionist did not ask my name or birthdate to check me in. She then said I owed $913. I had to explain that I was a new patient so I did not owe anything. She was not wearing a mask. I also noticed that the bathroom was not working. The first impression was bad. However the dentist and the dental hygienist saved the day. They were thorough and gave me good service. A good look at their administrative staff is warranted here.read more

Pauline Nunez

18:28 09 Sep 22

I enjoyed my visit to this office. They are knowledgeable with insurance, excellent with dental cleaning, and friendly. I'm happy with my visit and will be returning for more dental work.read more

Kenneth Olsen

15:23 13 Aug 22

The staff is friendly and efficient. No waiting past the time of the appointment, either. Great choice for folks living in Belmar!read more

Linda Rockwell

19:52 21 Jul 22

I was a day late due to a computer error but the staff still made time for my dental cleaning. They did a great job!! Highly recommend their servicesread more

Lewis Padilla

04:33 08 Jul 22

Staff were really friendly and inviting in my experiences and Dr. Stephanie always takes the time to listen to questions and concerns that I have.read more

Paul Le

23:48 06 Jul 22

The place I went before this was so horrible compared to this place.. I came in really nervous and not sure what to expect, but right from the beginning everyone was so nice and they took the time to explain everything the had to do and did so much to help me get it planned out and scheduled. If I could Dentistry of Belmar more then 5 stars I would. The staff try is so so friendly and I can tell they care about each and every one of the patients that comes in.read more

Amanda Selman

17:15 05 Jul 22

Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. They explained everything thoroughly and covered things I didn't even know I didn't know. Sarah, the receptionist, was extra kind and knowledgeable.read more

Alex Ferraco

18:12 13 Jun 22

The entire team at dentistry of Colorado Belmar is kind and professional. You are well taken care of at the front desk, the hygienist was quick and informational, and the dentist was fast as well. Best dentist appointment I’ve had.read more

Taylor Litzen

15:29 10 Jun 22

I was super nervous coming in, but felt at ease and comfortable with Norma and Dr O. Such a great team! Norma was very attentive and thorough. Thank you both!read more

Lucy G

18:25 31 Mar 22

I was injured in a car accident and I was in a lot of pain. Dr Pollack is amazing with TMJ. I just started Invisalign for TMJ and already feel relief. I have dental fears and trauma previously and feel that Dr Pollack Espi, Jane, Jen, Tonya, and Dajon have been compassionate, understanding and really listen to me. I am so grateful to have found Dentistry of Colorado. I refer everyone here.read more

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Joanna Resnick

00:38 03 Feb 22

Very welcoming staff and the doctor explains everything very well ! Got Invisalign with them and I love the outcome !read more

galvan491

15:57 15 Nov 21

The Best in Colorado!!! Dr. R. And Cinnita are amazing!! ????

CYBER CARTOONS

20:19 22 Jul 21

Love this place , they give quality care and the staff is so friendly! Especially Marisol she is always so welcoming and professional!read more

Nina Martinez

21:47 14 Jul 21

I hadn't been to a dentist in a looong time! They were great at informing me about everything and Marisol was awesome! She was very helpful and went above and beyond to get me in the schedule for the upcoming appts I needed. Definitely recommend!read more

Kelly Lee

19:52 12 Jul 21

I havent been to the dentist in 20 yrs. I contacted the office and they got me in that same day! I was in so much pain and I was so nervous but when I got here Marisol was amazing and so sweet. She calmed my nerves just being friendly. When I went to the back the assistant and dentist were awesome. They helped me get back on track to having great teeth and healthy teeth! I would definitely recommend this dentist office to everyone . Cant wait to come back! Office is super clean.read more

Rachel Y

19:21 12 Jul 21

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to everyone

Louis Goode

22:00 07 Jul 21

I have been coming here for 3 years and I feel at home when I come here !!! Great costumer service !!! Best dentist !!!read more

Melissa Alvarez

18:18 05 Jul 21

Brooklyn is super friendly and her and the dentist both made the fillings go smooth despite me being nervous!read more

Rudy Garcia

21:17 21 Jun 21

My visit with Dr. Pollack and staff at Belmar was terrific. Not only did I get the best advice on the procedures needing done it was all done professionally and sincerely. I now have completed one oral surgery with Dr. Sage Pollack with two remaining and I could not ask for more out of a dentist. My procedure went excellent and she along with her assistant D’join has been there every step of the way while I am recently recovering. I could not recommend this facility more to others! It’s simply an amazing group of women!read more

Amanda Matney

19:34 13 May 21

I called earlier to set in appointment with one of your employees (Marisol) she was super polite and gave me all the information i needed as well as accommodating me with all my needs, so much that i had to visit your website and give her a great review. Thank you Marisol i look forward to my appointment.read more

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20:29 12 May 21

Very thorough and kind. Lots of appointment time options . Great staff. Looked for a long time for a dentist to help with my tmj and they are incredible!read more

jennifer “tompkins” bresnahan

15:06 29 Apr 21

I usually go to Sloans-Lake, however this location helps w/ my insurance a little more. At first the office seems kinda generic, but they really do good work.. Jane did my deep cleaning and she’s GREAT. Yes they check blood pressure before working, no issues there. Thanks Again ???? !!!...read more

Ar1iee Ari B

23:14 21 Apr 21

Krystal and staff was great ???? highly recommend this dentist ????

Destinee Bueno

21:01 12 Apr 21

I had a great experience recently and will definitely be going back in six months for my next routine cleaning! Highly recommend!read more

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Allyson Stone

00:45 06 Apr 21

I throughly enjoy every visit here, I’ve been to multiple locations and they never seize to amaze me. Thank you for all of your time & work!read more

Sage Balloch

21:58 24 Mar 21

Wow! I went here hopeless today. Basically woke up praying to God that I can't take it anymore and if I can't be fixed then I don't want to live, because this is no life worth living. I have been suffering from post nasal drip, hearing loss, sinus issues, loss of feeling facial touch, shoulder/ back pain and so much more for coming up on 4 years now. I am a singer and this has made it so I am unable to do the one thing I love..I have seen every specialist out there and been basically told I am crazy and totally fine. First and foremost the vibe! Everyone so nice, and such an inspiration to stimulate healing. The nurse and the doctor both reassured me they were going to fix this and they could and I am not crazy and they knew what I was talking about.. they put my mind at ease. Having other specialists tell me they didn't think they could help me, etc was the placebo effect in reverse. Their confidence alone was enough to give me hope back. Dr. SAGE put spacers on my braces and I immediately can breathe again. I have been suffering from TMJ. If my ortho had better training they would have recognized that although my bite looks fine the popping in my jaw and tiring of my jaw when eating is a sign it's not. So although I had TMJ prior, unfortunately my ortho not having the proper education on my mouth anatomy worsened my condition. I am so grateful I found her and that she is so well-versed and knowledgeable in my condition. She understands the human body and how it's all connected.. PLEASE GO HERE. SHE IS A GODSEND. AN ANGEL. SHE GETS IT.read more

Holly Morelli

20:41 10 Mar 21

I love this place they make your visit so comfortable and treat you the best! Molly is great she knows what she’s doing and I always leave this place looking forward to my next visit!read more

Gabriela Guzman

13:41 21 Aug 20

Molly was a great hygienist, I felt comfortable and at ease. I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years, I will definitely be returning.read more

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00:00 08 Feb 20

Like many people, I've been through some pretty rough experiences at the dentist before, so I was really anxious about coming here but the moment I walked through the door, I felt at ease. The staff here really make me feel like my concerns are heard and my comfort is important, which is rare. I've only been going here for about four or so months, but I'm happy enough to keep coming back.read more

Jenny

23:40 02 Feb 20

Dentistry of Colorado, Belmar has been amazing to work with. The office is clean and has an upbeat, family feel. I had to have some major dental work done and the staff caused me to feel at ease. It took longer than expected, but they were patient and supportive of me. They worked with us financially, and worked around our schedule. Ariel, the office manager, made it a point to make sure I was recovering well. I have never experienced such care from any type of medical standpoint. I am so grateful for her and the rest of the team! Thank you, Dentistry of Colorado, Belmar for allowing me to feel like an individual and not just a dollar sign or number.read more

Leticia Torrez

18:31 27 Jan 20

Dr. Golnaz is fantastic, she listened to me and she is very kind, patient and understanding! This whole office is very friendly, they all are great!read more

Kynesha Martinez

17:50 06 Aug 19

Dr. Golnaz is fantastic, she listened to me and she is very kind, patient and understanding! This whole office is very friendly, they all are great!read more

Kynesha Martinez

17:50 06 Aug 19

What a great place. Brooke, the hygienist has the most gentle touch, and totally thorough. Angie up front is a gem...friendly and efficient in one package. And no pressure from Dr. Shaw to spend more money unneccesarily... just great dental options presented. Thank you all!!read more

Michele

19:54 24 Jul 19

after years of not going to the dentist due to fear and anxiety from past procedures at other providers; i knew i needed alot of work--and help. Along with the fear and anxiety came the fear of judgement and general embarrassment. After being seen here I can honestly say that Ive never been more confident or comfortable getting my oral health in line, The entire staff here is amazing! Friendly, inviting, nonjudgmental and invested in providing the best care for the patient. Dr Sha is awesome! His kindness and laid back attitude puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable through out the service. I know I have a long road ahead to get back on track but am comfortable and confident at this office with Dr. Sha and the staff to achieve that goal. I have recommended him to coworkers who have now seen him and feel the same way. there is no amount of thanks that seems enough for this awesome team!read more

Super friendly, extremely competent, and care deeply not just about their patients but the entire community.read more

Sarah McAfee

21:37 20 Jun 19

Brooke was friendly and thorough with my cleaning and basic exam. Really knows her stuff. Dr. Sha is great. He always consults with a long-game in mind when it comes to my health. Thank you!read more

Mark Santon

20:17 30 Jan 19

Took my mom into see Dr. Sha and his team. Had a great experience. My mom hasn't been to the dentist in years. Dr. Sha was great. His entire team was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this office.read more

Myleyah Davis

15:28 22 Jan 19

I really enjoyed going to this dentist, the staff are so friendly. Dr Pollack is very knowledgeable and talented in her field. I’ve gotten great results and it’s been really affordable. Thank you guys for taking incredible care of my teeth, people don’t take enough time to prop up and support businesses that care, do an amazing job while helping out their community! I Highly recommend them!read more

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19:52 21 Oct 18

No one likes going to the dentist, but this place makes it enjoyable. Dr. Shaw and his team did an amazing job with replacing my filling today! I will never go to another dentist again... I have found the one!read more

Jessica Ward

22:12 13 Sep 18

What a great experience. Dr. Sha was a pretty cool dentist if I had ever met one. He was very laid back, and why I liked that is because I never felt pressured. He gave me the overall picture of the state of my mouth, told me what options he thought was best, and let me decide. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Plus, what a beautiful office! Right next to home and in the Belmar shopping center so its super convenient. If you're looking for a great dentist in the area, look no further.read more

Dustin Davis

21:39 06 Sep 18

I have received such great care here at Family and Implant Dentistry. They have gone out of their way to accommodate my schedule and both Dr. Shaw & Dr. Pollack have spent quality time with me to make sure I am getting the best care. The entire staff is just amazing!read more

Haley Stein

14:59 16 Aug 18

The most amazing experience!!!!! I was experiencing what I considered a dental emergency. I was missing my front tooth which broke off after a fall. She spent so much time making sure that I had a temporary that made me happy until I can proceed with the planned dental care. She developed a plan to fix my teeth & bite. I am actually excited to have this work on my teeth done!!! This is no small feat for someone who has feared the dentist my entire life! Thank you Dr. Pollack and staff!!!! P.s. the entire staff is amazing!!!!read more

Dawn Cussins

01:23 16 Aug 18

everyone is so nice they will always take good care of you, I love coming to this place I'm not afraid coming to this place and everyone is so passion I will recommend coming hereread more

Maritza Carrillo

19:33 03 Jul 18

I was absolutely terrified about going to the dentist, but they made me feel very comfortable and removed the fear. All the staff were amazing! I would highly recommend to anyone seeking dental work.read more

James Forney

02:46 10 May 18

Dr. Pollack is the best. Extremely knowledgeable and great staff! Would highly recommend any of the Family and Implant Dentistry locations.read more

William Vander Ark

22:53 02 Apr 18

From the moment I called and scheduled my appointments with Kristine (sp??) to meeting Dr. Andy, to spending time with Randi, the staff was kind, professional, informative, and overall one of the best I have experienced yet. I look forward to them being our new family dentist moving forward. Kudos on the hiring staff at this location. Well done!!!read more

Bree Davis

17:33 05 Mar 18

I had a great experience at Family and Implant Dentistry. The front desk lady was super nice and friendly as well as all the doctors and assistants. They made me feel completely comfortable and explained everything they were doing. I just moved out to Colorado and it is definitely going to be my long-term dentistry!read more

Joey Kistler

22:14 04 Mar 18

I've seen both Dr Andy and Dr Pollack here. Both of them were tremendously comfortable and patient with me, even though I am pretty picky about my teeth. The front desk girl and the dental assistants are always friendly and good at their jobs. I'm happy to have found this office.read more

Ryo Stone

05:56 22 Dec 17

Always a great experience, staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Claire is especially quirky and awesome. Whenever I have my cleanings done here it is pain free, they are very careful with my mouth and always make sure I am comfortable. I definitely recommend this office to everyone and anyone who has had unpleasant experiences elsewhere.read more

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01:01 24 Aug 17

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Honest and Compassionate Dental Care

  • At all of our Dentistry of Colorado locations, we don’t believe in unnecessary treatment.
  • Our approach is to do only what is essential to maintain your oral health and minimize any future dental problems.
  • We will be honest with what we see as a concern and discuss the pros and cons of the various treatment options.
  • If you do need advanced or restorative treatment, we use the latest technology to give you back your smile in the least intrusive way possible.

Stop in or contact our office in the heart of Belmar anytime! We look forward to working with you!

FAQs

What are the signs and symptoms of dental anxiety? ›

Signs & Symptoms of Dental Anxiety
  • Sweating.
  • Racing heartbeat (tachycardia) or palpitations.
  • Low blood pressure and possible -fainting (syncope)
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • An upset stomach.
  • Visible distress, crying, or signs of panic.
  • Withdrawal.
  • Using humor or aggression to mask anxiety.
2 Mar 2021

How do you calm a nervous tooth? ›

7 Ways You Can Help Your Patients Deal with Dental Anxiety
  1. Provide Ways to Assess Dental Fear. ...
  2. Offer Pre-Treatment Sessions Whenever Possible. ...
  3. Create Good Distractions. ...
  4. Develop Trust Through Good Communication. ...
  5. Assert Professionalism. ...
  6. Create a Professional Atmosphere. ...
  7. Wear the Right Uniforms.
1 Feb 2018

What does Dentophobia mean? ›

Dentophobia is a fear of the dentist. People with this specific phobia feel anxious when they think about going to the dentist or actually visit the dentist. Past negative experiences, family history or feeling a loss of control can lead to dentophobia.

Can dentist give you something for anxiety? ›

Medications to reduce dental anxiety

Your dentist may prescribe anti-anxiety drugs, such as diazepam (Valium), that you can take one hour before a scheduled dental visit. Your dentist may also recommend conscious sedation, such as nitrous oxide (or “laughing gas”), which can help calm nerves.

What do they give you at the dentist to calm you down? ›

The most commonly prescribed dental related drugs that treat anxiety belong to the “benzodiazepine” family. Drugs such as Valium, Halcion, Xanax, or Ativan. These drugs decrease anxiety by binding and toning down activity within “fear” receptors in the brain.

Can stress and anxiety affect your teeth? ›

Stress is linked to tooth decay due to the fact that it causes our bodies to flush out protective minerals and increase the acidic, bacteria-laden, cavity-causing environment in our mouth.

What causes dental anxiety? ›

The research evidence suggests that the causes of dental fear, dental anxiety or dental phobia are related to exogenous factors such as direct learning from traumatic experiences, vicarious learning through significant others and the media, and endogenous factors such as inheritance and personality traits.

What does Glossophobia mean? ›

Glossophobia is a very common phobia characterized by a strong fear of public speaking. Individuals with glossophobia may avoid speaking in public, as they typically experience fear and anxiety when speaking in front of a group of people.

How can I calm myself down before the dentist? ›

7 Ways to Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear of the Dentist
  1. Prepare to share your fears with your dentist. ...
  2. Plan ahead. ...
  3. Watch your food and water intake. ...
  4. Practice a deep breathing technique. ...
  5. Visit your dentist regularly, avoid skipping or prolonging appointments. ...
  6. Ask the doctor to explain the process with you beforehand.
6 Nov 2021

What is the fear of smiles called? ›

Gelotophobia
SpecialtyPsychology

What happens if a dental injection hits a nerve? ›

Some of the signs of nerve damage after receiving a dental injection may include: A lack of sensation in the area treated even after the anaesthetic should have worn off. Numbness or lack of feeling in the tongue, gums, cheeks, jaw or face. A pulling or tingly sensation in these areas.

How much diazepam should I take for dental anxiety? ›

Typically, the dosage of diazepam for anxiolytic effects in adults is 5–10 mg. In this case, the generally recommended dosage according to the in-office sedation guidelines of the American Dental Association on diazepam was used, and no additional dose was required [7].

Can I take paracetamol before dentist? ›

Over-the-counter pain relievers are generally okay to take before a dental appointment.

Can Dentists put you to sleep for treatment? ›

Yes, your dentist can put you to sleep during treatments. However, your dentist will begin looking at conscious sedation options first. Conscious sedation involves using medications to help you relax during a dental procedure. It's ideal for patients who feel anxious, nervous, or cannot sit still during dental visits.

Can Dentists put you to sleep UK? ›

Fear of pain: It's easy to let fear of pain during dental treatment slip into your mind and put you off treatment. But your dentist can take every necessary step, including administering local anaesthetic, to relieve any potential pain.

Do you get put to sleep for a tooth extraction? ›

If you're getting teeth pulled, it is possible that your care provider will give you a general anesthetic, which will put you to sleep for the procedure. If you're conscious, you may feel some slight pressure during tooth extractions, but there should be no pain.

What can stress do to your mouth? ›

Bruxism (tooth grinding): stress commonly triggers the grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth during the night. It can lead to jaw disorders, headaches, chipped or damaged teeth and other dental problems. Dry mouth: anxiety and stress often result in a dry mouth, which has a negative impact on oral health.

Is tooth pain a symptom of anxiety? ›

Yes. A toothache caused by anxiety is similar to a toothache caused by stress. Many people grind their teeth while feeling anxious, sometimes not knowing they are doing so. Anxiety may also cause you to neglect your teeth, which can easily result in cavities forming.

Can teeth break because of stress? ›

Stress, anxiety and tension are the leading causes of bruxism, a condition in which a person grinds or clenches their jaw and teeth. This can occur when the individual is awake or during sleep, and the continual pressure can wear down enamel and cause teeth to crack.

What happens if you haven't been to the dentist in years? ›

If you haven't been to the dentist for some time, you will probably have a significant amount of plaque on the surfaces of your teeth. For this reason, it may take some time for the hygienist to professionally clean each tooth. This is especially likely if you've never had teeth cleaned by a professional.

Why should I not be scared of the dentist? ›

Dentists clean and treat your teeth, gums, and your jaw. Your oral health helps keep you alive and well. Cleaning by a dentist is nothing like brushing and flossing, and aids in stopping any issues before they become more significant problems.

Should I tell my dentist I have anxiety? ›

Tell your dentist about your anxiety. When you book your appointment, tell the receptionist you're nervous about dental visits. Remind the dentist and dental staff about your anxiety when you arrive. Share any bad experiences you may have had in the past, and ask for suggestions on coping strategies.

What is Gynophobia mean? ›

What is gynophobia? A fear of women is called gynophobia. Historians say the term arose to define the fear men experience of being humiliated by women, namely by emasculation. Emasculation means to deprive a man of his masculinity or male identity.

What is Kakorrhaphiophobia? ›

Noun. kakorrhaphiophobia (uncountable) (rare) The abnormal fear of failure or defeat.

What should you not do before a dentist appointment? ›

It is recommended you do not have anything to eat or drink (except for water) at least 5 hours before your scheduled appointment. This will prevent food debris from lodging in your teeth, which can irritate you during a cleaning and give your dentist a little extra work to do.

What type of sedation is taken before the dental appointment to relieve anxiety? ›

With oral conscious sedation, your dentist gives you sedative medication (usually in pill form) about an hour before your procedure begins. Most dentists use triazolam (Halcion®), which is in the diazepam (Valium®) family. But your dentist might use other medications, too, including zaleplon and lorazepam.

Can you get sedation at an NHS dentist? ›

You can get dental sedation on the NHS or with a private dentist. If getting oral or IV sedation, you'll need to prepare for the procedure by making sure you have someone to look after you and any dependants while you recover.

What does Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia mean? ›

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia.

What does Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia mean? ›

Noun. hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (uncountable) (humorous) The fear of long words. quotations ▼ Ben suffers from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia so he seldom uses words of more than three syllables.

What phobia is the weirdest? ›

1. Arachibutyrophobia (Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth) Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. While the phenomenon has happened to everyone at one point or another, people with arachibutyrophobia are extremely afraid of it.

What are the signs of permanent nerve damage from a tooth? ›

The signs of nerve damage include:
  • A dull ache near the gum line.
  • Discomfort when eating.
  • Pain following exposure to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Acute pain targeting a single tooth.
  • Pain that radiates throughout the mouth.
22 Dec 2021

How does a dentist check for nerve damage? ›

Determining the risk of nerve damage with proper imaging is critical. A panorex and CBCT scan is done to determine the level of risk during an extraction. If a tooth is considered high risk then a coronectomy is indicated. A coronectomy is the removal of the entire crown of the third molar, leaving the roots in place.

How common is it for a dentist to hit a nerve? ›

Trigeminal Nerve Damage After Dental Injection

Injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve can be caused by injections of local anesthetic, and they can be severe and debilitating. Studies show that the estimated occurrence is somewhere between 1 in 26,762 and 1 in 800,000.

How long does diazepam keep you calm for? ›

The peak effects of diazepam are seen within 1 to 1.5 hours in most people. Diazepam is metabolized to active metabolites and its effects may last for more than 24 hours and extend with repeated dosing as the drug accumulates in the body.

Why would a dentist prescribe diazepam? ›

An oral dose of a benzodiazepine may be used for premedication to aid anxiety management prior to dental treatment. The drugs are addictive and susceptible to abuse and therefore a maximum of 3-4 tablets should be prescribed. Diazepam is classed as a Schedule 4 Controlled Drug, and temazepam is Schedule 3.

Does diazepam stop anxiety? ›

It's used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms and seizures or fits. It's also used in hospital to reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating or difficulty sleeping. It can also be taken to help you relax before an operation or other medical or dental treatments.

Can I take 2 ibuprofen and 2 paracetamol together? ›

Taking ibuprofen with other painkillers

It's safe to take ibuprofen with paracetamol or codeine. But do not take ibuprofen with similar painkillers like aspirin or naproxen without talking to a pharmacist or doctor.

What's better for toothache paracetamol or ibuprofen? ›

Paracetamol is a good painkiller but is less effective at reducing swelling, and therefore will provide less pain relief if you have a toothache. It can, however, be effectively used in conjunction with either Ibuprofen or Aspirin.

What is the best painkiller for tooth extraction? ›

Pain After Tooth Extraction

If you can take ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®), take 400–600 mg every 6–8 hours or as prescribed by your doctor. Ibuprofen will help with pain relief and as an anti-inflammatory. If you cannot take ibuprofen, then 1–2 tablets of regular Tylenol® should be taken every 4 hours.

How does anxiety make your mouth feel? ›

Your body is more prone to acid reflux during periods of intense stress and anxiety, which can negatively impact your salivary glands and lead to less saliva production. Furthermore, it can also result in a sticky feeling in your mouth and bad taste, which are common dry mouth symptoms.

Why is dental anxiety common? ›

The research evidence suggests that the causes of dental fear, dental anxiety or dental phobia are related to exogenous factors such as direct learning from traumatic experiences, vicarious learning through significant others and the media, and endogenous factors such as inheritance and personality traits.

Can anxiety make you pee more? ›

Frequent urination is a common anxiety disorder symptom. It occurs because of how chronic anxiety affects the body. Many anxiety disorder sufferers experience frequent urination, or episodes of frequent urination, due to chronic anxiety.

What helps panic attacks fast? ›

Try this:
  1. breathe in as slowly, deeply and gently as you can, through your nose.
  2. breathe out slowly, deeply and gently through your mouth.
  3. some people find it helpful to count steadily from one to five on each in-breath and each out-breath.
  4. close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
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What illness causes dry mouth? ›

Dry mouth can be due to certain health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, yeast infection (thrush) in your mouth or Alzheimer's disease, or due to autoimmune diseases, such as Sjogren's syndrome or HIV/AIDS. Snoring and breathing with your mouth open also can contribute to dry mouth.

How do you not get embarrassed at the dentist? ›

Tips to Overcome Your Embarrassment of Going to the Dentist

Communicate your concerns. Explain to your dentist why you're embarrassed before your visit. Sharing your concerns with the dentist and dental staff will help them adapt their treatment to your needs and put you at ease while you're in the chair.

Is dental anxiety a mental illness? ›

Fear of dental treatment is described in both ICD-10 classification and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV, in specific (isolated) phobias, a subgroup of anxiety disorders [9, 10].

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