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What can be done about my dental anxiety?

Many people do not seek regular dental care due to anxiety and fear surrounding the dental experience. We recognize that your anxiety is serious. Empower yourself with the knowledge of your treatment procedures to alleviate fear of the unknown. You have input into treatment decisions and choices. You should be honest with your dentist regarding how much treatment you think you can tolerate at first. As you build confidence in yourself and trust in the team that is caring for you, the length of your appointment and the amount of work accomplished will increase. We have a signally system we will teach you that allows you to stop treatment whether it is because you need more anesthetic, need to rinse out, or just simply need a 2 second break. Practice relaxation techniques such as breathing and distracted focus to help calm your body and mind.  We offer auditory distraction with headphones if you wish. We also offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide provided you have a driver to take you home from your visit. These methods will make you feel drowsy and relaxed.

*Not all of our locations offer Nitrous Oxide so please call ahead and confirm this IF you are uncomfortable with having dental procedures without it.

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