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Relax at the Dental Office

Weston Dentist Dr Pyle Offers Advice for relaxing while visiting the dentist:

We have designed our office and trained our staff to offer our Weston patients a relaxing and enjoyable dental experience.From when you first walk in the door until you leave, you will not feel rushed and we will use all our skills and resources to put you at ease.

How to start off and stay relaxed at the dental office?

We ask you to arrive on time so you don’t feel stressed by rushing.Our patients know that we run on time, and they are not kept waiting, so anxiety doesn’t have a chance to build up.Watching Smiley and the other tropical fish in our waiting room aquarium is also relaxing, as is the warm and friendly greeting from all our staff.We also have blankets, headsets with various musical choices and televisions available in all the patient rooms.Nitrous Oxide is available for patient use at no extra charge.

Dr Pyle is certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.He knows that when a patient is relaxed and calm, the dental procedure goes more quickly and smoothly.While a patient may not be so anxious as to need hypnotherapy (which is really self-hypnosis), Dr Pyle makes use of the techniques he learned as a hypnosis facilitator during examination and treatment of all patients.His soothing voice and demeanor could transport you into a state of mind that allows our dental team to complete treatment while you are in a comfortable state of relaxation.  

For the patient who chooses hypnotherapy, we can teach them to relax and control their fears.Hypnosis allows these patients to decrease or avoid anesthetic medications by controlling pain.Bleeding or salivation can be reduced during a dental procedure, and recovery time can be speeded up.Gagging and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) can also be controlled.

An example of a Patient Dr Pyle treated using hypnosis:

A mother and her early-teenaged daughter arrived at our office in tears.They had bee to various other dentists and even the hospital to try and get the petrified daughter’s cavities filled. She was so fearful of treatment and needles that she could not even sit in a dental chair or be sedated (with general anesthesia!) for treatment.On the first visit to Dr Pyle’s Weston office, she sat and talked with Dr Pyle (underwent hypnotherapy). During the second visit, Dr Pyle completed the restorative dental work that she needed.

What does Weston Dentist Dr Pyle Recommend for Anxious Patients?

You’ll want to call our Weston office so Dr Pyle can evaluate your situation and so that you do not put-off needed preventative dental care when dental anxiety or phobia can be controlled.

Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM), Dr. Pyle is part of an elite group of dentists who have met the highest educational and experiential standards, possessing an in-depth level of knowledge in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy.

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