Understanding Needle Phobia – How We Can Help You Overcome Your Fear

Needle Phobia Dentist

We recognize the importance of addressing needle phobia and strive to create a comfortable and supportive dental environment for all our patients. For many people, the thought of needles can evoke intense feelings of fear and anxiety. This fear, known as needle phobia or trypanophobia, can be particularly challenging when it comes to medical procedures …

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Updated: March 1, 2024

Use of Nitrous Oxide in Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

It is recommended as a safe and effective way for children who are anxious or nervous about having a dental procedure. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, has been used in dentistry for over a century to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide is a …

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Updated: May 4, 2023

Has a Bad Experience at the Dentist Left You Anxious or Afraid?

Dental Phobia Dentist

If you have had a bad dental experience in the past, it doesn’t mean it has to be repeated. We can help! Many patients tell us that they had a bad or painful dental experience in the past. It’s sad when we hear this because it shouldn’t be like that. If you have had a …

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Updated: August 31, 2023

Don’t Let Dental Fear Keep You from Getting the Treatment You Need


Modern and safe anesthesia techniques can allow you to have dental procedures done without the anxiety associated with dentistry. It is estimated that between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist due to anxiety or fear. So if you fear going to the dentist, you are definitely not alone. Sometimes the term …

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Updated: February 2, 2022

The Rising Popularity of Sedation Dentistry

St. Louis woman after getting a filling at a dentist's office

It is estimated that up to 10% of people have a legitimate dental phobia, and another 50% or so feel significant dental anxiety. Recently, sedation dentistry has been taking the dental industry by storm. Between the internet, billboards, and newspapers, it seems like it is being advertised everywhere. This rise in popularity is no accident. …

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Updated: February 6, 2024