How our team can help relieve dental anxiety

If you are looking for a dentist for anxious patients who have fears of visiting the dental chair, Dr. Tom Alexander and his team may be able to help. We offer ways to reduce dental anxiety for patients of all ages to ensure everyone has a positive experience visiting our practice.

What causes dental anxiety in patients?

There can be many reasons why someone may experience dental anxiety. Some people may have had a negative experience at the dentist in the past, while others may simply be fearful of the unknown. Whatever the cause, we understand that dental anxiety can be a real obstacle for patients who need to see a dentist. That’s why Dr. Tom Alexander and his team at Sterling Plaza Dentistry offer several ways to reduce anxiety and make the visit more comfortable.

How to deal with dental anxiety

At our practice, we offer several different methods to reduce dental anxiety. We have a variety of sedatives available to help patients relax, including oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide (sometimes referred to as laughing gas). Our team is also experienced in providing anxious patients with gentle care, ensuring they are comfortable from start to finish. We talk patients through the procedure we are performing so there are no surprises, and we listen carefully to our patient’s requests. We accommodate a patient’s fears by providing tried-and-true solutions for dental anxiety.

Can adults have dental anxiety?

Yes! Patients of all ages might develop dental anxiety, which is more common than patients realize. We are here to talk you through your fears to help you understand them and work around them with any of our techniques.

How do I learn more about the management of dental anxiety?

If you are looking for the right team to help calm your fear of the dentist, Dr. Alexander and his team may be able to assist! We know how to help patients with dental phobias obtain the care they need in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. If you reside around Irvine, CA, and want to speak to us about your dental anxiety needs, connect with our team today. Call (949) 868-2224 to request an appointment at 2 Osborn, Suite #140.