Do you avoid the dentist our if dental anxiety and fear? Does thinking about the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need?
Too many patients avoid dental care due to fear of the dentist. Dental anxiety prevents patients from receiving preventive dental care increasing their chance of developing advanced dental concerns that require complex restorative treatments. At our Washington, D.C. dentist office, we provide sedation dentistry and first class amenities to help our patients feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Andrew Cobb and our entire dental care team are dedicated to providing compassionate dental care, always taking the extra step to ensure our patients are well informed and prepared for any needed dental treatment.
First Class Amenities to Alleviate Dental Anxiety
Many patients attest that a visit to Dr. Cobb is unlike any other trip to the dentist. Our dental care team provides first class amenities to make your visit as comfortable as possible. With comfortable chairs in a warm and welcoming office, we offer entertainment to take your mind off of your dental treatments. While you sit back and relax, Dr. Cobb will provide you with quality dental care.
- Hi-Resolution Video Glasses
- Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
- iPads and iPods with access to thousands of videos from Netflix and an endless library of music from Pandora
- Warm Towels
Dental Anxiety FAQs
Is Dental Anxiety Common?
Dental Anxiety is very common amongst all age groups and peoples. Studies show that 75% of people in America feel some level of fear and anxiety before going to the dentist or having a dental procedure done. 5-10% of that group consider their fear so strong they consider it a phobia.
What Causes Dental Anxiety?
Most people develop a fear of the dentist based on a past experience, but dental anxiety is so common it has become a widespread popular idea that the dentist is a scary place to visit. Some people experience anxiety surrounding the idea of the dentist because they have a fear of needles, or injections. Some people feel uncomfortable surrounded with people’s hands in their mouth staring at their face.
What can I do to deal with my dental anxiety?
When dealing with dental anxiety it is important to remember that more than half of dental patients also struggle with this. If you communicate with your dentist about your anxiety, they have a variety of ways to ease any concern. They can numb you more, be more careful for procedure, and sedate you for serious procedures.
What are dental anxiety symptoms and signs?
Dental anxiety can be shown in a variety of ways. These include an ill feeling when thinking about going to the dentist, insomnia the night before going to the dentist, struggling to breathe while undergoing dental treatment, nausea and nervous feelings before visiting the dentist.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
If it has been several years since you visited the dentist due to dental anxiety, contact our Washington, DC dentist office. Our professional dental care team is compassionate and understanding of all patients needs and concerns. We are happy to work with you to find the best way to calm your anxiety so you may enjoy your optimal oral health.