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Don't Let Fear of the Dentist Control Your Life. We Can Help.

Dental Office | Dentist in Fontana CA

Many people like to make jokes about being afraid to see the dentist, but dental anxiety is very real—and it isn’t very funny. For some people, their fear of seeing the dentist runs so deep, they avoid going at all costs.

Many times, they end up with a dental issue such as a severe toothache that leaves them no choice. By then, they might need more invasive treatment—such as a root canal—to take care of a problem that could have been easily treated when it was less complex. This perpetuates the cycle of anxiety, keeping many people from skipping future dental appointments as well.

What can be done about dental anxiety? Your ...

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Ways to Beat Your Fear of Visiting the Dentist

Woman Feeling Anxious in Dental Chair | Sedation Dentistry in Fontana

Not a day goes by at my dental office in Fontana, CA that a patient doesn’t say that they fear visiting the dentist.  I often hear the statement, “No offense Doc, but I hate dentists.”

Why do people fear visiting the dentist?

One’s anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist can occur for many reasons.  Oftentimes it stems from an uncomfortable experience in the patient’s past.  Other patients have felt that their previous dentist talked down to them and wouldn’t listen to them during their visits.  In addition, children may have had older siblings or a parent tell them that going to the dentist can be painful.  The mouth is a sensitive ...

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