How a Dentist Can Help With Dental Anxiety

Posted on: April 17, 2016


As a Seattle dentist, Dr. Guy F. Roberts, DDS, PLLC practices conservative and gentle dentistry. If you have wondered how a dentist can help with dental anxiety, we encourage you to visit our 98122 dental office. We are certain that you will feel much better after visiting a gentle dentist. You can schedule an appointment by calling (206) 324-9877.

How a dentist can help with dental anxiety:

We specialize in helping those with dental anxiety. Our staff has been trained on how to perform common procedures, like a dental cleaning, in a way that is gentle, compassionate, and will cause little, if any, discomfort. We have careful hygienists who take the time to thoroughly clean teeth without discomfort. Their skill level and use of modern dental tools and technology make this possible. Since a dental cleaning is the one procedure you will have most often, visiting a gentle dentist is certainly in your best interest.

Another way we address dental anxiety is by identifying its root cause. We have found that many of our Seattle patients have dental anxiety not because of how they actually feel but because of personal fears. These fears may have built over a childhood experience or have been brought on by television shows, but by identifying what is causing the dental anxiety, we can create a plan to address it. As a dentist, we know that this may mean dividing procedures up into several appointments and even splitting a dental cleaning into two appointments. If that is what it takes, we are happy to help in our Seattle dental office. If that means we have more conversation time during your appointment, we can do so. If that means we need to walk you through the treatment process, show you our dental tools, and discuss your options, we are happy to do that as well. Dr. Guy F. Roberts, DDS, PLLC will take the time to explain everything in detail so you can feel comfortable with the treatments we recommend.

Preventing Dental Anxiety Begins With Preventative Dental Care

As a Seattle, WA dental office, we recommend that you focus on maintaining your oral health by coming in for biannual teeth cleaning. This is actually one of the best ways to prevent dental anxiety because these regular visits can prevent cavities and gum disease — two things that can lead to significant dental discomfort. By keeping you in good oral health, our 98122 dentist office can help you remain comfortable and free from unnecessary dental anxiety.

To schedule an appointment with our Capital Hill office, call (206) 324-9877. We accept most major insurance plans offered by local companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, University of Washington, and Nordstrom.

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