I’m Even Afraid to Have My Teeth Cleaned.

A recent study in Europe found many dental patients experience pretreatment anxiety before having their teeth cleaned.

In the report about a third of patients waiting for regularly scheduled dental hygiene appointments experience “high levels of pretreatment anxiety.” The European study published in BMC Oral Health found that even with advances in technology and treatment delivery, dental phobia and anxiety appear to have stayed at the same level during the past 50 years.

This study involved 46 adult patients at the University of Zurich’s dental clinic. Many of the younger adult patients with gingivitis  had the highest anxiety levels. Patients understand that red bleeding gums is not a good thing and worry that the dentist will yell at them for not taking care of their teeth.

In our office we never judge and are here to help. If you experience anxiety or fear of any dental procedure Dr. Gottlieb can offer various medications to relax or sedate you so you can keep yourdent teeth and smile.

If you have any question or concerns don’t hesitate to call.

About Dr. Marc Gottlieb

Dr. Gottlieb was raised on Long Island. After high school, he attended Union College. He graduated with thesis honors in biology and then shuffled off to Buffalo. While at the University of Buffalo he received many academic scholarships, awards and fellowships.

After graduation from dental school Dr. Gottlieb went on to a two year post-graduate residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. At the Medical Center he received advanced training in dental anesthesiology and all the specialties of dentistry. That included but was not limited to advanced training in Root Canals, Oral Surgery, Dentures, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a leading authority in I.V. (intravenous) and Oral Sedation.

Dr. Gottlieb is currently on staff at Stony Brook University Hospital and recently awarded one the top providers of Continuing Education in Dentistry Today.