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The many ways that we fight dental fear to support a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles

To our team at Favero Family Dental, “gentle” and “dentistry” simply go hand in hand, the peanut butter to our jelly. All dental procedures and experiences should be gentle, pleasant, and endearing. Led by Drs. S. Blake Favero and Khourschid “K” Favero, our practice in Denton, Texas, is built on a foundation of unhurried visits, open communication, transparency about available options, and an authentic commitment and passion for dental care. All of these things inspire trust and go far to ease patients’ fears, regardless of if that anxiety or apprehension is rooted in “scary” or bewildering childhood experiences at other offices or can be traced back to current concerns over costs. 

Since our patients know that we listen to them and feel comfortable enough with us to voice their concerns, we can address and resolve those unique fears in a way that does not involve the use of or reliance on medications. It is not uncommon for patients to be anxious about certain “clinical” sights, smells, sounds, or sensations. Many of these perceptions may be outdated or untrue. We consider modern technologies, techniques, and instruments to complement our kind, non-judgmental, and trusted team members. 

For instance, we emphasize using conservative or light-touch tools and techniques. These approaches are generally associated with less discomfort before, during, and after the procedure or service because they are not invasive. Additionally, we use precision anesthetic to numb treatment sites. So, patients who are concerned over discomfort can rest assured that they won’t feel anything during their treatment. They will feel relief afterward once the potential pain of toothaches or other debilitating symptoms is gone! 

We take this same approach to diagnostics. We feel that detecting problems should not be a hassle or cause undue stress and discomfort. That’s why we use advanced technologies to augment our team’s considerable know-how and experience in accurately and promptly detecting problems before they cause pain. 

Plus, some of the most effective solutions to anxiety are also the most obvious and even the most “unsophisticated.” Something as seemingly simple as listening to calming music during your appointment can help. 

Visits to Favero Family Dental are nothing to fear, really! Call (940) 566-2847 to schedule an appointment and get the professional care you need to be happy and healthy. We welcome your questions and concerns and will do everything possible to put you at ease. Your comfort is and will always be our priority.