We’re Here to Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety


We’re Here to Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety

If the thought of laying back in a dentist’s chair stresses you out, you’re not alone. Having a fear of the dentist, experiencing anxiety at the dentist, and dentophobia are actually quite common, and these afflictions prevent many people from getting the dental care they need to keep their teeth, gums, and bodies healthy.

If you’re afraid of the dentist, however, there are steps that we can take together to help you overcome your fear and access the dental care you need to stay healthy.

Advice for Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Tell Us How You Feel

Whether you’ve had past trauma, are concerned about a particular procedure you have coming up, or have another reason for feeling anxious about visiting the dentist, we welcome and encourage you to schedule an appointment to talk with our dentist and staff about your concerns and fears.

We will do everything we can to help you relax and feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. We’ll talk with you about what to expect, provide you with a variety of treatment options designed to ease anxiety, and answer any questions you might have.

Relaxation Techniques

If the sounds of the dentist bother you, we always welcome patients to bring music and noise-canceling headphones into their appointments. Many patients find listening to calming music, a podcast, or a meditation – instead of the sounds of the dental office – to be highly relaxing during their treatments.


Consider Sedation Dentistry

We offer a full range of sedation dentistry options for patients who need a little extra help to relax when visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry ranges from mild sedation with nitrous oxide and moderate sedation with oral sedatives to full sedation under general anesthesia.

Schedule a Consultation or an Office Visit at Cardinal Dental

At Cardinal Dental, we strive to create a positive, calm, and welcoming experience for each of our patients – whether you fear the dentist or not. In addition to offering a variety of sedation dentistry services, we welcome prospective patients to schedule an office visit to get comfortable with our environment, talk with our dentist and staff about any concerns, and know what to expect during your dental exam.

To learn more about our sedation dentistry and how we can accommodate your needs during your dental exam and cleaning, we welcome you to contact Cardinal Dental today.