Putting Your Fears to Rest
One of the most common reasons why people let dental issues get worse is a fear of going to the dentist. Dentophobia, the fear of going to the dentist, is a common issue. However, it can lead to devastating dental problems for people who need treatment but neglect to seek it. For instance, a tooth infection will continue to get worse without prompt treatment. similarly, poor hygiene habits and a lack of routine dental cleanings can lead to tooth decay and cavities. As such, regardless of whether you are afraid of visiting a dentist, you should see one on a regular basis.
If you have reservations about getting in the dentist’s chair, the best thing you can do is share these feelings with an experienced and compassionate dentist who understands the fear you feel and is prepared to help you deal with it.
Compassionate, Empathetic Dental Care
Your comfort and care are always our first priority at Hagerman Dental Care. If fear keeps you from seeking treatment for infected or missing teeth, you can put your mind at ease knowing that Dr. Hagerman empathizes with you and offers safe, effective solutions to help you relax.
We will walk you through every step of your treatment, as well as the tools we use to put your mind at ease. We can also recommend methods to ease your anxiety, such as bringing an audiobook, music, or a friend for emotional support during treatment. One of our most popular solutions for dentophobia is nitrous oxide anesthesia. This is administered before treatments and procedures to help patients relax and eliminate pain completely.
Highly Skilled, Compassionate Dentist in St. Paul, MN
If you’re concerned about seeing a dentist because of fear or anxiety associated with dental treatment, let us help you get acclimated and comfortable. We value patient comfort as much as dental health, and therefore, we will do everything in our power to help you get the treatment you need in a friendly, comfortable environment.
Call Hagerman Dental Care in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, today to learn more about how we can help you overcome dentophobia and schedule your appointment. You can reach us at (651) 646-2392 or use our request an appointment online.