I’m Scared of the Dentist

Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Teeth!

In the course of a year, it’s estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans avoid dental visits due to dental phobia. If you count yourself as part of that group, we completely understand! Dentistry can be a frightening process, and bad past experiences can be a major factor in people deciding to avoid the dentist, but your fear can come at a cost!

Without regular dental care, you’re almost sure to have future problems that will undoubtedly cause you pain and expensive procedures! As plaque builds up in the tough-to-reach spots in your mouth, your risk of tooth decay, cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease all increase. With a quick cleaning every six months, you can easily prevent any long-term effects of plaque and even reverse damage that has already been caused!

At Eugene Family Dental, we’ve been taking care of nervous patients for years and have become experts at helping our patients relax and even enjoy their visits to our office! Dr. Ben Thomas, DMD, and the rest of our staff are all focused on creating an environment that is welcoming, compassionate, and assures you that you’re in good hands.

What Can You Do to Help Me?

We’ve been working hard for years to create an office that’s the furthest thing from “clinical.” In years of providing great anxiety-free care, we’ve learned that one thing creates great patient experiences above all else: the demeanor of the people in our office. That’s why we’ve built a staff that is caring, compassionate, and will always treat you with the utmost respect.

If you’ve been putting off dental care to avoid being shamed or scolded, you don’t have to worry about that at Eugene Family Dental Care! We believe that dental care should never be patronizing, shaming, or rude no matter how long you’ve been away!

If Our Patient Care Doesn’t Work …

For some patients with extreme dental phobia, even the most relaxing environment in the world couldn’t help them get over their fear. If you are one of these terrified patients, we have just the solution for you: sedation dentistry.

We can provide two separate forms of sedation depending on the level of your fear and the complexity of the procedure you’re visiting us for. For minor fear and routine appointments, we can offer you nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which will make you calm and relaxed almost instantly! When the procedure is over, we’ll just remove the mask and you’ll be back to normal almost instantly!

We can also offer oral sedation for lengthier procedures or intense phobia. This is a pill that you take prior to your appointment which will put you into a deep state of relaxation – you might even fall asleep in the chair!

If you’ve been away from the dentist for a long time due to fear, you owe it to your teeth to come back. Take a step toward great dental health by calling us today at 541-484-1235 or by scheduling an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you soon!