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Why do I fear seeing a dentist? If you’ve been asking yourself this question recently, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a common experience for many patients, regardless of age. Understanding the root of your anxiety is the first step towards a more comfortable dental visit.

At Town and Country Dental, our team handles anxious patients with care and compassion. We offer a calming environment and sedation dentistry to make your visit as stress-free as possible.

Call (708) 383-0330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wegner and his compassionate team, and stay to learn more about the causes and treatments for dental anxiety. 


Why do I fear seeing a dentist? 

Dental anxiety can stem from various sources. For many, it begins with a fear of pain, often rooted in past negative experiences. Memories of discomfort during previous dental procedures can create a lasting impression, making future visits daunting. 

Sitting in a dental chair with someone working inside your mouth can make you feel vulnerable. This feeling can intensify if you don’t fully understand what the dentist is doing, leading to a sense of helplessness. 

Furthermore, embarrassment about the state of your oral health can also fuel anxiety, especially if you have not visited a dentist in a while.


Treating Your Dental Anxiety

Dr. Wegner and his team actively listen to your concerns and clearly explain what to expect during your visit. We aim to demystify dental procedures, giving you a sense of control and reducing your fear of the unknown.

Sedation Dentistry 

At Town and Country Dental, patients with dental anxiety can choose from a range of sedation dentistry options. We will take your anxiety levels and individual health needs into consideration when discussing sedation to find the right choice for you.

Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) is a popular option that helps patients relax while remaining fully conscious. 

We also offer oral sedatives or IV sedation, providing a deeper level of relaxation for those with more severe anxiety. These options ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience, giving you the confidence to manage your stress effectively.

A Calming Environment 

In addition to sedation dentistry, we employ various techniques to create a calming environment. Our office is designed to be welcoming and soothing, with amenities such as comfortable seating, calming music, and gentle lighting. 

We also encourage the use of relaxation techniques. Consider looking up some deep breathing and visualization exercises and practicing them before and during your appointment. 

Trusted Relationships 

At Town and Country Dental, we understand that building trust is key to managing dental anxiety. Dr. Wegner and his team are committed to open communication and empathy. We take the time to understand your health history and individual needs, making each visit more comfortable and less intimidating.


Experience the Difference 

If dental anxiety has been a barrier to seeking the care you need, we invite you to experience the difference at Town and Country Dental. Our compassionate team ensures your visits are as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 

Call us at (708) 383-0330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wegner and discover a dental home where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.

Remember, you don’t have to face dental anxiety alone. Let us help you take that first step towards a more confident and relaxed dental experience.