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Dental Anxiety and Phobia

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Dental Anxiety is Common

It is common to experience dental anxiety. In fact, more than 75% of patients feel anxious about dental procedures and tend to avoid them. It is our topmost priority to make our clients feel safe and comfortable. If you are afraid of dental procedures, get in touch with us to learn more about how we make our procedures comfortable and pain-free for our patients.

Dental Phobia Vs. Dental Anxiety

Phobias and anxieties have different ways of revealing themselves. The different faces of fear and anxieties vary from patient to patient. Clients can experience dental anxiety at a mild, moderate, to severe level. It can also be general stress or worry about the procedure that can cause anxiety. On the other hand, a phobia is a stronger, more intense fear of dental work. Patients with dental phobia avoid dental care altogether.

How can we help you?

Whether you have a dental phobia or general anxiety about dental procedures, our team can help you feel comfortable about it as quickly as possible. At Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer different ways to solve the problem of dental anxiety for our patients.

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  • Communication
    We help our patients explain what scares them the most about dental procedures. We can offer to resolve anxiety issues for our clients by giving them information about the process. We believe that education about the process helps relieve most of the stress for patients.
  • Calming Technique
    Several calming techniques such as deep breathing, can help patients feel calm during the dental procedure.
  • Music
    We do not follow the old-school methods of treatment. Our atmosphere is friendly and gentle, ensuring that our patients are fully comfortable. We use music as a source of relief and distraction for patients during dental work. It is an excellent method of keeping patients calm.
  • Oral Sedation
    Numbing or freezing the area is an option always available to the patients.
    Oral health affects the entire body. Do not let anxiety and fear come in the way of your dental care. Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can minimize stress during dental procedures.