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How Do You Cope With A Fear Of The Dentist?

September 25, 2014

454389001It is natural to fear the unknown. Children can be especially fearful of the dentist because they don’t know what to expect during a dental visit. Adults can have a fear of the dentist as well because of past negative experiences. You can alleviate the fears of children by educating them on the importance of taking care of their teeth.  You can alleviate your own fears by learning how Dr. Salivonchik uses the latest technology and Sedation Dentistry to make a visit to his office stress and pain free.

Addressing Common Fears of the Dentist

It’s important to distill fears of the dentists early in a child’s life. If you don’t, a childhood fear of the dentist could become a lifelong fear. This results in many people avoiding the dentist as adults, causing the condition of their teeth to further deteriorate and creating a vicious cycle. You can prevent this cycle by taking your child to see the dentist early and often.  Common coping methods include:

  • Distraction- Counting or playing games to get you to think about something else.
  • Distancing – Engaging in positive thought exercises like meditation.
  • Self-Efficacy – Reinforcing your sense of personal strength
  • Optimism – Thinking positive thoughts about how much better you will feel after treatment.

If these techniques don’t work to alleviate your anxiety or fear of dental visits, you can rest assured that the Dr. Salivonchik’s Sedation Dentistry practice will help you through the dental treatments you need.

A Fear Free Dentist Visit for Coplay and Allentown, PA Residents

Dr. Salivonchik embraces technology and incorporates Sedation Dentistry techniques to alleviate the pain and anxiety that some patients may experience. He also uses the latest in laser diagnostics to find tooth decay problems in its early stages, often preventing the pain associated with decaying teeth. IV Sedation is available for patients with severe anxiety or pain sensitivity. Dr.  Salivonchik stands out among Coply and Allentown, PA dentists through his dedication to patient relaxation and care. Contact Dr. Salivonchik’s office today to set up your next dentist appointment.

Take a look at how Dr. Salivonchik recently helped a local family from Coplay, PA get over their fears of the dentist.

Transform Your Smile with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction from Dr. Salivonchik

July 7, 2011

Your smile may not be all you want it to be.  But regardless of the reason why, a full-mouth reconstruction from Dr. Salivonchik makes it possible for you to have the brand new smile you deserve. With his years of experience and our Whitehall office’s advanced technology, we can rebuild your smile, leading to restored functionality and appearance as well as improved health and confidence.

And it all begins with a thorough, tooth-by-tooth exam of your teeth and gums at our office. This lets us identify exactly how we can help you, and gives us a chance to talk about the issues that matter to you most as we create a plan for your smile.


A State-of-the-Art Smile with Dental Implants from Dr. Salivonchik

June 10, 2011

Dental implants can revitalize your smile. As great as they are, though, a traditional procedure is typically spread out over several months.

But at Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall office, eligible patients may be able to have their implants placed and restored in the same visit. With the help of an oral surgeon, Dr. Salivonchik can have your implant procedure finished in four hours.

That’s because we’re specifically targeting where your implants will go, eliminating the need for a healing period. And eliminating the time it takes for your smile to heal means you can enjoy improved function and comfort much sooner.


Cone Beam CAT Scan

August 31, 2010

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Cone Beam CAT Scan technology is now being used in dentistry. It provides 3D high resolution images. We use it in some cases for dental implants, so we can visualize the
amount of bone we have to work with. It is not necessary for most cases because they don’t justify the additional radiation (they have significant more radiation than traditional x-rays) and the additional expense. I only mention this because I am hearing some sales people suggest that CAT scans are the standard of care for all dental implants, and that it allows less experienced dentist to place more implants. It is great technology but there is no substitute for experience.