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Do you ever feel nervous, or even anxious, before a dental appointment? You may be experiencing dental anxiety. If you are experiencing dental anxiety, you are not alone.

People can develop these anxieties and phobias for a number of reasons. Dr. Glenn MacFarlane and our team have found that there are some common causes of dental anxiety.

Pain: Many adults are worried about experiencing pain or discomfort in a dental visit. This is likely because when they were young, many of the advances in “pain-free” dentistry had not come about yet.

Feelings of helplessness: Many dread feeling helpless or like they have no control. They have to sit still and cannot see what’s going on during a dental appointment. This can trigger anxiety in some patients.

Negative experiences from the past: If someone has experienced discomfort in past dental appointments, they may be worried about future dental experiences.

Our dentist and team are committed to provide a friendly, comfortable environment for each of our patients. We will work with those who have dental anxieties to help them feel at ease during treatment. You having a positive experience is just as important to us as your good dental health.

To learn more about our team and services or to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Red Bank, New Jersey, contact The Center For Holistic Dental Medicine today at 732-530-4020.