Location

Dr. Lawrence Bartos, DDS

4405 Milestrip Rd. | Buffalo, NY 14219

Medicaid and State Insurance Accepted!

What Is Dental Anxiety?

Brunette woman standing in a forest while wearing a plaid shirt looks away anxiously as she thinks about the dentist

If you’ve ever felt nervous about visiting the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. Researchers estimate that up to 15% of Americans feel anxiety about visiting the dentist. Dental anxiety or fear often keeps people from receiving the dental care they need to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Avoiding biannual checkups increases a person’s likelihood of developing dental problems! Read on to discover how our Buffalo dental team can help you combat your dental fear.

What Is Dental Anxiety?

Folks with dental anxiety experience heightened uneasiness thinking about the dentist and/or when it’s time for their appointment. They may even feel nauseous before coming in. Unfortunately, allowing dental anxiety to keep you from our office can lead to poor oral health since we cannot diagnose and treat issues before they become more serious.

Our Dental Office

At McKinley Crossing Dental, we recognize that many of our patients experience dental anxiety, even if only occasionally. We’ve designed our office and treatments to help all of our patients feel as comfortable and confident about their dental care as possible because we know just how important regular preventive care can be.

  1. A Welcoming Environment
  2. No matter your age, you’ll find something to love about our office amenities. We have a children’s play area in our reception area, complimentary beverages, flat screen TVs, and WiFi to keep you entertained. Relax with our cozy blankets, warm scented towels, candles, and aromatherapy.

  3. Compassionate Care
  4. Our expert team is experienced in working with patients with dental anxiety. We understand that giving our patients a clear, detailed description of what will happen during their visit can help ease anxiety. We are happy to answer any questions folks may have before, during, and after their procedures. Our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care while treating our patients with the compassion they deserve.

We Will Help You Feel Safe & Comfortable!

If you have let the fear of the dentist stop you from properly caring for your teeth, talk to us about what you can expect at your first visit to our office and how we can ease your discomfort. We’ll ensure you receive the care you need. To ask us any questions or to schedule your appointment, contact us today!

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