• What is Causing Your Dental Anxiety?

    on Aug 20th, 2017

Dental phobia, dental fear or dental anxiety – whatever you call it, it is a very real condition that needs to be acknowledged and addressed. In fact, dental anxiety keeps a significant number of patients from getting the dental care they need for optimal health. Neglecting your dental health can pose threats to your smile appearance, your heart health and more. Fortunately, many dentists offer services to lessen or even eliminate dental anxiety – ranging from modern amenities in the waiting room (such as Netflix, WiFi and complimentary beverages) as well as spa-like services while you are in the dental chair (think warm blankets, scented towels, and wireless headphones). However, the most surefire way to calm an anxious patient is with sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can take the form of a sedative pill, nitrous oxide or IV sedation in some dental offices.

It is always important to disclose your concerns and fears to your dentist when you arrive or when you schedule your appointment. However, if you want to ensure your specific anxieties are taken care of, it is best to determine what is actually causing your apprehension. The following are common culprits for anxious dental patients:


Whether it is a racing heart during a lengthy procedure or a paralyzing fear when you step into a dental office, we want to know about your dental anxiety at Dentistry of Highland Village. We are committed to providing comfortable dental care for all patients, even those with severe dental anxiety. Call today to find out your options in sedation dentistry.

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3651 Weslayan St., Suite 208
Houston, TX 77027
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