NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dental phobia can produce crippling anxiety and delay needed dental care. An estimated 40 million Americans experience dental anxiety, which leads them to put off regular checkups and even avoid seeking care for more serious dental health issues, including gum disease or dental abscesses. Sedation dentistry can help patients access the dental care they need comfortably and safely. Dr. Afar, NoHo dentist, offers various sedation dentistry options.
Those who suffer from dental phobia are more likely to suffer from gum disease and tooth loss. These conditions are both highly treatable. Dentist in North Hollywood, Dr. Bijan Afar, is an experienced periodontist who has a variety of periodontal treatments that can restore gum health and treat the underlying infection. Tooth replacement options include dental bridges, dentures and dental implants, which are titanium root forms that are used to replace the crown and the root of the missing tooth or teeth.
NoHo Dental Group also offers a variety of cosmetic dental treatments. Patients with chipped, gapped, cracked or stained teeth can benefit from porcelain veneers offered by their cosmetic dentist. These thin shells fit the fronts of teeth to provide a symmetrical, even, stain-resistant appearance. Lumineers, which are similar to dental veneers in style, can be placed with little or no preparation, making them an excellent choice for those with dental anxiety or phobia.
Dental sedation options may include inhaled sedation or oral sedation. Inhaled sedation is a light form of sedation that can allow patients to feel more comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatments. Oral sedation uses oral anti-anxiety medications to produce a deeper state of relaxation. In some cases, oral and inhaled sedation may be combined to achieve the desired results.
About Dr. Bijan Afar, North Hollywood Dentist
Dr. Bijan Afar received a degree in microbiology from UCLA. He later received his DDS from UCLA's School of Dentistry. As one of the top five percent of dental students in the U.S. Dr. Afar received the prestigious Dentist-Scientist Fellowship from the NIH and continued his education in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. He is currently a member of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
NoHo Dental Group
Dr. Bijan Afar, DDS
11126 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 824-8228
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