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MANY OF US, even though we know that going to the dentist is a safe, normal, and important part of life, don’t find it particularly fun to lie flat on our backs while someone pokes around our teeth and gums. For some, though, the very thought of visiting the dentist fills them with panic, and it could even be a full-blown phobia. That’s why here at Higginbotham Family Dental, as dentists who treat dental anxiety we like to put our focus on helping our patients overcome their fears.

Anxiety Stats

Fear of the dentist is common, with an estimated 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoiding visiting because of anxiety. That means up to 40 million Americans are taking a serious gamble with their dental health. Putting off a basic twice-a-year cleaning out of fear leaves patients much more susceptible to tooth decay and painful infection. It’s always better to view dental care as preventative, not just reactive.

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Historically, dentistry lacked comfort. Pop culture reinforced fears. Today, dental care ensures comfort, debunking myths and easing anxiety

Advice For Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Our advice for patients who are nervous about coming to a new office, we recommend starting with a free consultation. During this initial visit patients have the opportunity to see the office and meet the staff and dentist. This can often times help patients of all ages feel better and more at ease about their treatment or cleaning appointment.

Our locations offer amenities like neck pillows, blankets, massaging chairs, and headphones for patient comfort and relaxation. Additional anxiety relief includes Nitrous gas, pre-treatment medication, and sedation options.

In the consultation, we discuss the best treatment options for nervous patients, ensuring their comfort and understanding before proceeding.

We Will Work With You!

Your care and comfort are our top priorities. As a dentist who treats dental anxiety if you or someone in your family struggles with nervousness at the dentist and it’s interfering with getting needed care, we will work with you! We’d love to schedule a time for you to come to our practice so that you can get used to the facility, get to know our team, and overcome dental anxiety. We can answer any questions you may have.

We hope to see you soon!

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