Dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition that might cause you to feel undue stress and anxiety, about basic dental procedures. At MacArthur Family Dental your comfort is very important to us. If you’ve had dental anxiety issues in the past, please let us know when scheduling your appointment or before a checkup or procedure begins.
Research has found that different people feel dental anxiety for different reasons. Some people experience dental anxiety during basic dental procedures, related to to a feeling of a loss of control over their own body. Asking a few basic questions at the start of the appointment can help you gain a deeper understanding of what is going throughout the procedure.
Still other people might view the mouth as an intimate part of the body and feel uncomfortable showing it to someone else. If you do feel this way, it’s important to remember that the dentists and hygienists at MacArthur Family Dental are trained professionals. They are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of dental care.
In some cases, using nitrous oxide during the procedure can help ease dental anxiety. If this is an option you would like to explore, please feel free to ask you dentist or hygienist about your options.
If you have issues with dental anxiety and you would like to explore your options beforehand, please feel free to call MacArthur Family Dental at 714-557-0882 to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to providing you with quality dental care in a comfortable setting.