Overcoming Dental Fear

At Wooddell & Passaro Dental Group, we understand that visiting the dentist may make some patients anxious. In extreme cases, some patients may avoid visiting the dentist due to dental fear or anxiety. Avoiding the dentist can negatively impact your oral health and may even compromise the health, function, and appearance of your natural smile. If you are dealing with dental fear, it is important to find a compassionate, experienced dentist who understands your needs and works with you to improve your smile.

We encourage patients with dental fear to visit the office of Woodell & Passaro in Davidsonville, MD. Dr. Wooddell, Dr. Passaro, and our entire dental team offer compassionate, patient-centered dental care to those in need. We work with you to ensure you are informed, safe, and comfortable throughout your appointment. To help you feel more relaxed during your visit, we offer a complete range of amenities including blankets, Tempur-Pedic cushion, and appropriate foods and beverages for patients with lengthy procedures.

To learn more about our services, contact our Davidsonville dentist office.

Tips For Overcoming Dental Fear

In this post, we will discuss some key tips to help you overcome your fear of the dentist:

  • Tell your dentist, and the surrounding staff knows that you suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Your dentist can work with you to ensure you are comfortable and well informed.
  • Ask about dental sedation. For patients with extreme cases of dental fear, dental sedation can help keep them relaxed throughout their treatment. With dental sedation, patients can even receive multiple treatments during one visit, saving them time, money, and extra visits to the dentist office.
  • Bring someone you trust to your visit. Bringing a loved one can help reduce anxiety and fear.
  • Use distractions throughout your appointment. Patients can listen to music, watch their favorite show, or listen to an audiobook to keep themselves occupied during their dental visit. Using a distraction can also help reduce anxiety during treatment.

Schedule An Appointment

Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from visiting the dentist. Our team at Wooddell & Passaro are committed to helping you achieve a healthier smile through compassionate, patient-centered dental care. To schedule an appointment, call (410) 343-7075 or request an appointment online.