We see a number of anxious dental patients who have avoided care for years.  It takes a lot of courage to make that appointment call, we recognize that!

Recently one of our most anxious patients equated her experience in our massage dental chair to that of going through EMDR treatment.

“This chair is remarkable. I was so nervous to be here but I hardly felt anything during the entire appointment. The subtle vibration of the massage was life changing. The alternating movement of the lower back massage was initiating both parts of the brain for effective distraction, enough to prevent me from bolting out. I had horrific previous dental experiences from my childhood, but this experience changed my perception on modern dentistry.” – All Smiles Patient

This prompted Dr. Furman to look further into the topic of EMDR.

What is EMDR?   “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:  psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.”  Source: Emdr.com

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Overcoming Dental Fears: Dr. Furman experienced a traumatic dental visit in her youth that motivated her study in modern and compassionate dentistry.  What we have today is so much better than what we had even 5 years ago! The digital revolution, sedation therapy and clinical comfort has come a long way. Find out for yourself what makes All Smiles Family Dentistry unlike any other office you’ve been to.

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