For many Americans going to the dentist is a frightful event, even though dentistry has changed so much in the past years. A visit to the dentist can now be relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, this is not enough for the approximately 145 million people who avoid the dentist due to fear.
Dr. Steve Jones, a dentist who practices in West Knoxville, has completed special training that allows him to treat these fearful people. "That's right, using a small pill, people can now have their dental care accomplished while they are totally relaxed and absolutely comfortable."
Dr. Jones adds, "I have always been sensitive to my patients with high fear and apprehension, and now I can offer them a safe and even more comfortable experience. I feel so many good people are avoiding needed care due to fear. I am looking forward to helping these people visit the dentist with this safe and wonderful technique of anxiety-free dentistry."
Dr. Jones is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation- D.O.C.S. The purpose of D.O.C.S. is to provide the education necessary for dentists to provide needed care to the large population of people who are avoiding the dentists and to improve their lives with better dental health.
"Dentistry is very high tech today with all sorts of gadgets that get the job done better and quicker, but now with anxiety-free dentistry I can bride the gap between technology and comfort, " said Dr. Jones
He added, "You should see the look on the faces on my patients when they complete their care and they have a healthy mouth- there aren't words to describe it! That look is why I love dentistry. I helped to change someone's life."