Some people express fear or anxiety when visiting a dental office. The first step in overcoming dental fear is to let us know you have an issue. There are many ways we can help make your visit comfortable and reassuring. When you feel safe, your body is more able to relax during treatments. Our team is happy to speak with you about any of your specific concerns and explore ways to put you at ease.
You are not alone.
About 15% of the United States’ population experience such dental anxiety that they will avoid their cleanings twice per year, and some leave serious problems untreated for years. This can affect not only your oral health but also your overall health.
In most cases, dental fear is either caused by a previous bad experience in a dental office or by an unknowing influence from a parent or other person you hold in high regard. Once dental fear starts, it can be self-reinforcing and difficult to overcome.
We can help.
If dental fear or anxiety has caused you to put off the treatments you need to regain or maintain your healthy smile, please give us a call at 979-968-9451 and let us show you why we’re known for our compassionate CornerStones of Care.
Dr. Karen Roberts