How to Address Dental Anxiety to Have Better Oral Health in 2019

Are you looking to have a better 2019? Would you like to look better, feel better, and save money? There’s one easy way you can do that: improve your oral health (not to mention your heart health!) by making your regular dental visits this year.

Unfortunately, that’s not always as easy as it sounds. The benefits of preventive dentistry in avoiding gum disease are great, but they can’t balance dental fear for many people.

But you don’t have to let dental fear keep you from enjoying better oral and overall health this year. It is possible to overcome your dental anxiety to get the dental care you need and even cosmetic dentistry you might want.

Young woman with dental anxiety covering her mouth will sitting in a dental chair.

Find a Compassionate Dentist

Not all dentists are the same, especially when it comes to handling anxious patients. You might think you’re afraid of the dentist, but it might be that you’re really afraid of certain dentists–and certain dentist offices. Many dentists book their practice to the brim, trying to maximize profit by seeing as many patients as possible. This doesn’t give them the time to empathize with your concerns, answer your questions, or even remember your name.

But at Advanced Dentistry of Butler, Dr. Bob takes the time to make you feel welcome and safe. Expect to be greeted at the door by name, and expect that everyone, including the assistants and hygienists, will know your name.

Dr. Bob takes the time to explain your procedure and answer all your questions. He wants you to know what’s happening, and makes sure that you’re comfortable at every step of the way.

Not only that, but he’s created a comfortable environment for his dental office. Not only is the lobby comfortable and welcoming, but it’s insulated from smells and sounds (like dental tools) that can trigger anxiety for some patients.

Dr. Bob’s manner makes him beloved of his patients. Many of them come to his office for decades, driving an hour or more to come to our office. They may move to another town, but their dental home stays here because they can’t find another dentist like Dr. Bob. Check out our reviews and read what patients have to say about Dr. Bob.

Sedation Dentistry Options

However, we understand that no matter how welcoming we are, it might not be enough to calm some of our patients. We’re prepared to help in this situation, too. Sedation dentistry can help patients with higher levels of anxiety to overcome their fear.

There are many dentists who offer sedation dentistry, but few who are as well trained and experienced as Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob has trained to deliver the best sedation results for his patients. He is a certified member of DOCS, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the standard-bearer for safe, effective oral sedation in dentistry. In addition to his training, Dr. Bob has 40 years of practical experience helping patients overcome their anxiety with sedation dentistry.

Let Us Help You Get Over Anxiety

Do you find that dental anxiety is keeping you from enjoying your best oral and overall health? We can help. Dr. Bob is amazing at helping people feel at ease. Just his manner can put you at ease and leave you smiling. And if you need sedation dentistry, his training and experience sets him apart.

To learn how we can help you feel more comfortable at the dentist in Butler, PA, please call (724) 282-4436 today for an appointment with Dr. Bob at Advanced Dentistry of Butler.