Fear & Anxiety

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Dental Phobia… What Can You Do?

It's normal to be a little nervous about going to the dentist. Truth be told, most people don't look forward to their visits. However, others may have an elevated fear that causes increased stress and anxiety before their appointment. Still others might have a true dental phobia, where the thought alone is absolutely terrifying. An individual with a dental phobia will very likely avoid going to the dentist altogether. They may go years without treatment, letting problems get worse. If you have a dental [...]

By |2023-01-10T08:00:34-08:00January 10, 2023|Fear & Anxiety|

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with 'dental phobia.' We designed our practice to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. And, if there's anything we can do to make your appointment more comfortable, just let us know. We will do our best [...]

By |2022-01-25T08:00:55-08:00January 25, 2022|Fear & Anxiety|

Scared of the Dentist?

We understand, and we can help! The worst part about being scared of the dentist is that it may prevent you from getting the care you need. As well as being in pain or experiencing embarrassment due to missing or damaged teeth, avoiding the dentist can result in further damage and more costly repairs down the line. Instead, choose the gentle and caring team at our office. If you're scared of the dentist, call us today at (916) 483-5900 and ask about the measures [...]

By |2021-03-02T08:00:55-08:00March 2, 2021|Fear & Anxiety|

Coping With Dental Fear

We Have Suggestions It's normal to have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist, especially if you're expecting bad news. For many others, however, this anxiety rises to the level of fear/phobia. These patients may experience advanced signs of stress such as shaking, confusion, heart palpitations, or changes in blood pressure. Unfortunately, this fear causes many to avoid the dentist altogether. If you or someone you care about needs help in coping with dental fear, we've got some suggestions. Know that we're [...]

By |2020-10-13T08:00:32-07:00October 13, 2020|Fear & Anxiety|

Suffering with Dental Fear?

You can overcome it, and we'll help you do it! Can't bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you're not alone... millions stay away each year for just that reason. Everyone in our practice understands dental fear, and we're trained in forming good relationships with fearful patients. So if you're feeling apprehensive, speak up. We'll listen to your needs and work with you to [...]

By |2020-06-09T08:00:39-07:00June 9, 2020|Fear & Anxiety|

Avoiding the Dentist?

Break the Cycle! Have you been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Or has it been so long that you're embarrassed or ashamed? At our practice, we promise to never "guilt-trip" or scold you about your teeth. Instead, we simply focus on positive change to our patients' health, and you'll find that our caring approach is very accommodating to those with dental fears or anxiety. Take a look at some of our tips on how to deal with a dental phobia, and [...]

By |2019-11-26T08:00:53-08:00November 26, 2019|Fear & Anxiety|

Nervous When it Comes to Dentistry?

If You Have a Dental Fear Let's say you visit the dentist faithfully, and enjoy a high level of health. And yet, just before an appointment, you experience sweaty palms, increased heart rate, and you feel jittery and nervous. You—and 150 million other people—have a touch of dental fear. Dentistry today, with all the benefits of technology and technique, is virtually pain-free. So why are we jumpy? Lots of reasons. Maybe a bad experience from long ago lingers in the memory. Families can also [...]

By |2018-08-07T00:00:48-07:00August 7, 2018|Fear & Anxiety|