Going to the Dentist with Dental Anxiety and Fear
If you have dental anxiety, or you fear going to the dentist in general, we have solutions to put you at ease during your appointment and to create the ultimate dental experience you deserve. We want to change your relationship towards going to the dentist because your oral health is too important to let fear stop you from a healthy smile!
What is Dental Anxiety?
Dental Anxiety is a term used to describe fear, stress, or anxiousness towards dentistry and receiving dental care. If you suffer from this anxiety, you are not alone. Around 80% of US adults experience anxiety towards the dentist to some degree, ranging from mild to severe. At Higginbotham Family Dental, we want to change the way people feel towards the dentist by delivering an EXTRAordinary dental experience! Our staff is trained and equipped to cater to patients with dental anxiety, no matter the severity. We want each of our patients to always feel comfortable speaking with our dentists and staff regarding their fears, feelings, or concerns.
How We Ease Dental Anxiety:
Because dental fear and anxiety are so common, we have several solutions to ease our patients’ dental fear. Dr. Higginbotham and his associates offer the following at our dental offices:
- Oral conscious sedation (locations may vary)
- Digital nitrous with virtual googles
- Nitrous oxide (gas)
- Anti-anxiety medication
- You can find more information about the services listed above on our Sedation Dentistry Page.
Amenities We Offer to Provide Ultimate Patient ComfortWe believe every patient deserves the best dental experience possible, and therefore we provide the following amenities to relax our patients:
- Neck pillows
- Television Remote
- Bottled Water
- Hot Coffee
- Free Wi-Fi for Patients