Category Archives: Dental Phobia

Wilkes Barre Dentist Suggests Aromatherapy to Reduce Anxiety

For many people, a trip to the dentist can cause undue anxiety. Even though regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, old stereotypes and fears keep some away for years. Wilkes-Barre sedation dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, … Continue reading

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What Our Patients with Dental Fears Are Saying about Dr. DeFinnis

Looking for a dentist in Wilkes-Barre? Whether you just moved into town, want to change dentists, or need a second opinion, Dr. DeFinnis can offer you comprehensive dental care. At Back Mountain Dental, we understand that finding a new dentist … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia?

Like so many things in life, dental fear is different for every person who suffers from the condition. Some people will eventually give in to the pain of dental problems and go to the dentist. However, there are some patients … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Month in Wilkes Barre

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? In honor of raising awareness for mental illness in the United States, our team at Back Mountain Dental and Dr. James DeFinnis discuss the prevalence of anxiety disorders and their symptoms. … Continue reading

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Causes of Dental Phobias Explained by Dr. DeFinnis

Dental phobias should not be taken lightly. For whatever reason you may feel fear about visiting the dentist, it is keeping you from getting the dental care you need and experiencing the quality dentistry services that come with patient trust. … Continue reading

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Don’t Avoid the Dentist Because You’re Embarassed by Your Oral Health

As a sedation dentist serving the greater Wilkes Barre area, Dr. James DeFinnis understands that dental fear and phobia are very real and can be very difficult to overcome. Often, a person’s fear of the dentist and/or dental care stems … Continue reading

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Radiation During Dental X-rays

Are you among the many people who avoid the dentist because you’re worried about radiation exposure when getting dental X-rays? Does even the word “radiation” make you uneasy? If so, you’re not alone—but you are misinformed. Many people feel nervous … Continue reading

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Bad Teeth Are Not Reason to Be Embarrassed with Dr. DeFinnis

The Cycle of Dental Neglect For many people who avoid dental visits, a bad experience at a dentist’s office created a fear or dislike of all dentists. Not going to the dentist for years led to poor dental health – … Continue reading

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Why Feeling Afraid can be Exhilirating- And Not an Option When it Comes to Your Dental Health

With Halloween upon us, scary movies are on every television channel, haunted houses are popping up all over, and a spooky sensation hangs in the air. Some people love this scary season, but others prefer to avoid the thrills and … Continue reading

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Just make the phone call, and we’ll take care of the rest.

When it comes to coping with your dental fear and phobia, being brave may be overrated. Confused? Most patient with a fear of the dentist believe that coping with their fear requires them to completely overcome it and go to … Continue reading

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