Dental Anxiety

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Did you know that Dental anxiety is a common affliction, and some people even have a dental phobia! Often anxiety and phobias prevent people from going to the dentist and this results in dental and oral problems that could have been prevented.

If you suffer from fear, anxiety, or stress from a dental office or cleaning, or fear needles, dental office noises, or other things which have caused you to miss regular cleanings in the past, please let us know. We have several things that we can do to help ease your discomfort, including sedation dentistry.

Signs of dental anxiety include sweating, a racing heart rate, low blood pressure or fainting, panic attacks, or coping mechanisms, such as humor or aggression. We are very familiar with the different ways this anxiety manifests itself and we want to work with you to make sure your visit is comfortable. Some of our patients have used headphones to listen to music, worn darn sunglasses, or requested times when our office is less busy to help them manage during a dental visit. It is our hope that we can make everyone feel at ease when they receive an exam or treatment here at Parkview, and that begins with communication.

Some other conditions, including PTSD, or other mental health conditions can also cause a person to have trepidation about dental care. We are here to help—just let us know and we will work with you. Dental health is imperative to your overall well-being and worth making whatever arrangements and accommodations possible.

Call Parkview Dental at 480.771.0287 to schedule your next appointment.

Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-December-2021

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