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Dental Anxiety and Fear

Dental Fear Support

Here is a list of some of the most common dental fears:

  • Fear of embarrassment about the condition of teeth.
  • Fear of gagging.
  • Fear of injections.
  • Fear of not becoming numb.
  • Fear of the dentist.
  • Previous bad experiences.
  • Fear of pain.
  • Fear of the hand piece (or the drill).

How can one overcome dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety and fear can become completely overwhelming.  It is estimated that as many as 40 million people do not visit the dental office at all because they are too afraid.  Receiving regular dental check-ups and cleanings is incredibly important.  Having regular routine check-ups is the easiest way to maintain excellent oral hygiene and reduce the need for more complex treatments.

Here are some tips to help reduce dental fear and anxiety:

Talk to us – Help us understand the best way to help you feel comfortable enough to receive dental treatment. We will listen with no judgement, only kindness and understanding. 

Sedation – Sedation offers an excellent option for many people.  There are several types of sedation, but the general premise behind them is the same: the patient is relaxed and comfortable.

If you have questions or concerns about how we can help you overcome anxiety and fear, please contact our office.

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