We never want you to feel anxious about coming to visit us. Yet, we also know that fear of the dentist is a real issue for millions of people, including many of our patients.
Knowing this, we wanted to share some tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety when you make an appointment at our Tigard, OR dental office.
Share Your Feelings
Your reasons for feeling anxious about oral care may be very different from the next person who comes to see us. By sharing your concerns — Pain? Needles? Root canals? — we can make adjustments to give you personalized care.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes. That’s true in life in general and at the dentist’s office specifically. This is why we are happy to provide you with dental sedation and comfort options. This can make it much easier to get into a dental chair for the care your need.
Be Understanding With Yourself
Dental fear is not going to vanish the first time that you come to our office. However, we have noticed that patients feel more relaxed as they get to know us and about our approach to patient care.