Westwind Integrated Health in Phoenix, AZ, Raises Awareness of PTSD and Its Effects on Whole-Body Health

PHOENIX, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The experienced dental-medical team at Westwind Integrated Health (WIH) spreads awareness of PTSD and the damaging effects it has on an individual's mental, physical, and oral health if not properly treated. Patients suffering from PTSD in Phoenix, AZ and Glendale AZ can reduce dental anxiety, or any anxiety related to medical procedures, and experience calming appointments at WIH with IV sedation. WIH encourages patients with PTSD to seek personalized dental-medical care from a compassionate and caring team to improve their whole-body health.

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a disorder that develops early on or even years after an individual experiences a shocking, scary, dangerous, or other emotionally traumatic events. Anyone can develop PTSD and around 8 percent of individuals will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Those living with this disorder are generally more likely to experience depression, orofacial problems like teeth grinding and clenching, stress, and chronic pain, and may neglect their physical and oral health. At WIH, the team of integrated dental and medical professionals considers PTSD and the effects it has on whole-body health. Patients with PTSD can find calming and compassionate dental-medical care, including IV sedation to ease dental anxiety, at any of the nine practice locations across Glendale and Phoenix, AZ.

IV sedation is the highest level of conscious sedation and is administered intravenously. Patients are in a very relaxed state during the procedure and often have no memory of their appointment. High fear, high anxiety patients benefit the most from IV sedation, which works to relax their bodies and calm their nervous systems. As a result, the team at WIH can complete more treatments in one visit and in a much more efficient manner. For patients suffering from PTSD, which may cause dental anxiety or trigger a stressful or traumatic memory during their appointments, IV sedation can be an ideal option and help them experience calming and productive dental and medical visits.

"I was literally scared to death to go to the dentist. Now, I feel like I can smile and talk and not have to cover my mouth and be embarrassed about it," says Penny, a patient at WIH. "The philosophy and mission at Westwind is to satisfy their patients, making them comfortable, explaining in depth what will be done to make sure they have a full understanding, and then walking them through it from beginning to end."

WIH encourages patients with dental anxiety and those with PTSD to experience the benefits of seeing an integrated team of dental and medical professionals. Taking a compassionate and personalized approach, the WIH team can help patients improve their mental, physical, and oral health with specialized and comfortable treatment. Truly unique in their motivation to provide whole-body care and healing, WIH provides dental and medical healthcare for men, women, and children, offering physicals, vision and hearing screenings, nutritional counseling, comprehensive dental care, and more. Their goal is to help their patients achieve optimal health and a better quality of life.

Individuals who have PTSD or those who suffer from dental anxiety are welcomed to visit WIH for compassionate care and to experience the benefits of IV sedation at these Glendale or Phoenix, AZ practices. To schedule an appointment, visit their website at http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com or call the main office at 602-457-8024.

About the Practice

Westwind Integrated Health offers dental and medical care from nine locations in the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ areas. As the only private practice in Arizona and one of only a few practices in the country to combine dental and medical care, this team is innovating health care by offering truly comprehensive care with a whole-body approach. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of medical doctors and dental clinicians, Westwind Integrated Health offers specialized general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Plus, under the same roof, patients can receive physicals and wellness exams, vision and hearing screenings, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, and minor injury treatment. The family of practices focuses on building genuine patient relationships, comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatment, and improving the long-term health and wellbeing of their patients. To learn more about the multi-specialty team, visit http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com or call 602-457-8024 to schedule an integrated health consultation.

SOURCE Westwind Integrated Health