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Addressing Your Dental Phobia

Dentists in St. Augustine FL

If you suffer from fear or anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist, you are not alone. In fact, over 35 million Americans have some level of anxiety surrounding dental care. For many, it is more than simply being afraid. At Salt Run Family Dentistry, we go above and beyond to accommodate patients with dental phobia. It is a very real condition that we can absolutely address in our office. From providing sedation dentistry to offering relaxing office amenities, there are ways to eliminate your anxiety and fear surrounding the dental chair.

Causes of Dental Phobia

One patient may simply experience sweaty palms or a racing heart in the waiting room before an appointment. While another patient may have a paralyzing fear of the dentist that causes them to avoid dental care all together. The causes of dental phobia can range from a fear of needles and fear of gagging to painful past experiences at the dentist. Your anxiety may be triggered by the sound of a dental drill or the smell of latex. At Salt Run Dental, we understand the complexity of your dental phobia, and we have equipped our practice to combat these anxieties at every step.

How We Can Help

To truly address dental phobia, we start making you feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door. Our office is equipped with modern amenities such as Internet and TV’s as well as complimentary beverages and warm blankets. However, to truly help you relax during your procedures, we offer a range of sedation dentistry options and we take advantage of the latest in dental technology. Modern dentistry provides unique comfort-injection devices, allowing patients to receive local anesthetics without pain. With nitrous-oxide, or laughing gas, you can remain awake, yet in a state of blissful relaxation while we treat your smile. Our amenities and advanced comfort technology is always followed up by compassionate, gentle care from our dental staff.

If a fear of going to the dentist is causing your smile to suffer, call Salt Run Dental. We give patients a truly unique dental experience. Whether you are simply getting your teeth cleaned or you want to revamp your smile with cosmetic dentistry, your comfort is our top priority.