Treating Dental Anxiety

It is quite common to experience butterflies in the stomach when visiting the dentist for an appointment. Many patients experience an even more intense sensation of anxiety, which can dissuade them from seeing a dentist at all. If you struggle with dental anxiety, Dr. Erfan Imeni and our team understand your concerns, and we will work with you to find a treatment method that allows you to feel comfortable and safe at our office.

We encourage you to share your feelings of anxiety with our dentist so that we can understand the source of your anxiety and avoid triggering it during your visit. The most common sources of anxiety are the noises and smells of an office, the close proximity of the doctor during treatment, and the fear of pain. Open communication with Dr. Erfan Imeni and our team allows us to eliminate any of these factors from your appointment.

Depending on your needs, our dentist may recommend sedation dentistry to help you feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair. We offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide, and will help you determine which is best for your condition.

For more information about treating dental anxiety in Durham, North Carolina, or to speak with our dentist, please feel free to call Smile Design – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 919-220-5505 today.