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Do you put off getting the dental work you need because you are too anxious to come in for treatment? Rest assured, you are in good company, as many people experience some level of dental anxiety. But it can become problematic because avoiding professional dental treatment affects your healthy smile. You need the preventative measures which dental cleanings provide to keep you free from tooth decay and gum disease. And if you are delaying a dental restoration, you may be inviting more costly and invasive treatment in the future.

So what can cause dental anxiety?

–Fear of the side effects of anesthesia.

–Fear of not being in control while sitting through a procedure.

–Fear of feeling vulnerable and helpless.

–Fear of experiencing pain, either from a past negative experience or from hearing others share their stories of negative experiences.

–Fear of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work.

At Hawkins Family Dentistry in Belpre, Ohio, we feel that we can best serve our patients by providing ways to reduce dental anxiety while. You can always talk to us about your concerns. We can go over the details of the procedure in advance, so that you will know expect before it happens. We can also work out a signal with such as raising your arm to alert us that you need us to pause for a moment. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible care and comfort during your time with us.

If your smile is feeling the effects of dental anxiety, we invite you to give us a call. At Hawkins Family Dentistry, we want you to have the best possible experience while getting the quality care we work hard to offer our patients. You can reach Dr. Lori Hawkins’s team in Belpre, Ohio, by calling 740-423-8416 today.