Dental Anxiety | Oregon City Dentist

Dental Anxiety | Oregon City Dentist

Does the thought of picking up the phone to set up a dental appointment make your hands sweat, your heart race, and your stomach turn flips? If so, you are probably dealing with a mild form of dental anxiety. It is very, very common. In fact, about a third of Americans deal with these same feelings every time they are faced with a dental appointment, and 10 percent of those Americans won’t go to the dentist at all because they are afraid!

Changing Your Mind About the Dentist

Many of these patients fear the dentist because they have had a terrible experience, they heard a terrible story, or they’ve seen one too many Hollywood productions that made a dental appointment much worse than it needed to be. These are all legitimate, valid reasons we hear for being afraid of the dentist. The good news is that we can help you overcome those fears and relieve that anxiety you feel.

Comfortable Office

Your physical comfort is very important to us. The way your body feels will affect the way your mind feels. That’s why our chairs are some of the most comfortable in Oregon City! These chairs are made with memory foam, which means you can rest and sink right in for a cozy, relaxing dental appointment.
Not only that, but our office is brand new. You’ll love the look and feel of this place. Even the parking lot is comfortable! With plenty of spaces in a convenient location, we make going to the dentist a care-free experience.

Friendly Staff

Having all of the creature comforts in the world won’t make a difference if you don’t have friendly people caring for you. The staff at Pioneer Dental Group is a collection of the finest, most comforting people in Oregon. They are willing to stand by you throughout your entire experience! If you need hand-holding, a friendly voice to talk to you during your procedure, or a hug once it’s all complete, we are there for YOU!

Dental Sedation Options

Reality has not escaped us. For most patients, the creature comforts we are able to offer are enough to help them relax and have a fantastic appointment, but there are some cases that need more. Some patients are truly terrified, and the friendly faces don’t do anything to help them relax.

For these patients (and patients undergoing complex procedures), we offer FREE nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Sedation is a quick and effective way to help you get the care you need. Don’t let your oral health get away from you because you are afraid to come into the office. Instead, ask us about sedation and have the best appointment of your life!

Sedation is not for everyone, but it can be very beneficial to many patients who ordinarily would avoid the dentist office. Call (503) 305-5051 or contact us using our appointment form to learn more about our sedation options. Your oral health may depend on it!

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