I’m Afraid of the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is very common. Overcoming this fear involves building a relationship so that you feel more comfortable at each visit. This type of relationship also allows your dentist to discover any concerns early, reducing the amount of time and number of visits necessary in the dental office.

At Oso Marguerite Dental, we encourage all of our clients to build such a relationship. In addition to taking the time to answer your questions and address your concerns, we also offer a comfortable atmosphere in a modern office space. Our friendly staff guarantees a smile at each visit. We never rush you to agree to a treatment plan. Instead, we discuss your options and work to find the least invasive solutions to all your dental health concerns. Our office offers sedation dentistry and local anesthesia depending on your specific needs, and we provide comfortable, temperature-controlled treatment rooms to help you relax while we are working to improve your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the dentist-patient relationship impact dental fear?

    The dentist-patient relationship is extremely important when it comes to overcoming the fear of the dental chair. The more familiar you are with our office, the less apprehensive and afraid you are likely to feel. This is one reason we encourage all patients to visit Oso Marguerite Dental early before a problem arises.

  • Why is it important to explain my fears to my dentist?

    Only you know the reasons why you are afraid of the dental office. Whatever they are, we cannot help you overcome them unless we know what they are. Talk to the Oso Marguerite Dental team about why you are afraid. This will allow us to work together and develop a treatment plan that addresses your problems and your fears, making the dental chair more comfortable.

  • My teeth are in such bad shape that I am afraid a dentist will yell at me or cause me to feel foolish.

    At Oso Marguerite Dental, we meet each patient where they are today and work with them to make dental care comfortable and convenient. We will never yell at you or make you feel foolish. Instead, we work with you to create an environment you feel confident in while addressing your oral health needs, improving your smile and boosting your self-esteem.

  • Do I need to do anything special to schedule an appointment if I am afraid of the dentist?

    At Oso Marguerite Dental, we make scheduling appointments easy. Simply call our office and request a consultation. It is often helpful to let our front office staff know if this is your first visit or you typically experience dental phobia so we can allot more time for your visit.

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