One of the reasons so many people fear going to the dentist’s office is because they are afraid of needles. This is a fairly common phobia.

In a 2001 Gallup poll, 21% of people said they had a fear of needles (the same poll found that about 50% of people feared going to the dentist)!

However, some people let their fear get in the way of getting the dental care they need. They avoid the dentist, resulting in dental problems not getting the attention they require, and therefore, creating the need for more painful procedures in the future.

Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Kathy Frazar and her partner, Dr. Tom Hedge, know that people fear the dentist, and they have devoted their time to finding ways to make their patients’ visits more pleasant (and less painful!).

  • One of the ways they do this is by using the smallest needles available. With smaller needles, procedures become less invasive and therefore less painful.
  • Gone are the days of using huge, thick needles to administer numbing agents or other injections; tiny, thin needles are just as effective, and are the latest in the dental health industry.
  • Using smaller needles is only one of the ways the Houston cosmetic dentists are changing their patients’ office experiences by using the most up-to-date tools. At The Houston Dentists, new technology, such as DIAGNOdent, cosmetic smile imaging, and soft tissue lasers are used to transform their patients’ smiles.

Some dentists use the same technology for decades, but Dr. Frazar and Dr. Hedge pride themselves on staying abreast of new, more effective technology. At The Houston Dentists, patients can rest assured that they are receiving top-notch dental care.