Trauma Sensitive Dentistry
Dentistry involves working in an area of the body that is highly sensitive and private. The work involves the hardest tissue found in the body and the possible level of pain is increased by the short distance nerves travel to the brain. The traumas that involve the mouth exist in a large percentage of people. Dr. Stanley’s work with relational healing of trauma speaks to this population.
Traditionally, dental professionals have relied on a pharmacological approach to treating this patient population. With Dr. Stanley’s approach, we have been able to treat people – without drugs – that would never have been able to sit in a dental chair. The goal of this work not only allows the dental professional to complete work for the patient, but it addresses the root of the issue as it appears.
Our dental practice has always had a core value of health. While dental health has been the primary objective, the human cannot be cut into pieces without consequences. By expanding the scope of what we are responsible for chair side and having strategies to deal with stress as it develops in our patients we are entering a new level of what can accomplished in the dental office.
If you’ve experienced trauma associated with dental work in the past, give our office a call and let us help you receive the care you deserve.