My teeth hurt, but I'm scared to go to the dentist. What should I do?

Dental fear and anxiety is common and experts estimate that it keeps about 15% of all Americans from getting the dental care they need. Patients have dental anxiety for a number of different reasons from a negative experience to unexplained fear. Whatever your reason of being afraid, we are here to help.

Everyone deserves to have a healthy and attractive smile, and we will work with you to make sure you can get the care you deserve, too. Our compassionate and gentle team is highly skilled with helping patients who are nervous and afraid. We realize that even calling to schedule an appointment is a big step for many of our patients.

Putting off your dental care could increase the expense and complexity of treatment. By calling now, you may help to take care of some of your problems before they progress. Waiting too long may put you into an emergency situation, which is less than ideal for high fear patients.

Call us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Grizzle to discuss the possibility of sedation dentistry. This process uses medication to reduce your anxiety and diminish sensation. We can talk about what specifically makes you nervous about dental care and find a solution that will work for you.