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The Truth About Dental Anxiety | Dr. Scott Elrod

Dentist Lake Jackson, TX

Are you letting anxiety or nervousness prevent you from visiting our team at Distinctive Dental Services? Dental treatments should never be a source of stress. Whether you’re concerned about pain, embarrassment, or feeling out of control during a dental examination, we want you to know two important things: You are not alone, and we can help.

Dental Anxiety Is Common
Research indicates that a significant portion of patients experiences some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Between 10 and 20% of the population encounter such high stress levels that they avoid oral healthcare altogether. This avoidance can lead to severe oral health complications, necessitating additional care.

There are typically two main causes of dental anxiety. Firstly, patients may have had negative past experiences, leaving them anxious about their next appointment. Secondly, anxiety can be influenced by others, especially in children who learn through imitation. If you fear dental visits, your child may develop similar fears.

How Our Team Can Help
The first step is to communicate your feelings of nervousness and anxiety with our team. We employ various techniques to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your visit. Our compassionate team is always available to discuss your options with you.

We will consult with you to explain what your visit will involve and work together to establish a comfortable pace for your appointment.

If nervousness, stress, fear, or anxiety have led you to skip appointments or avoid dental care altogether, we urge you to reach out to our team. Dentistry continually evolves, offering new technologies and treatment methods with patient safety and comfort in mind. Share your fears or concerns with us, and let us work together to address them. Ignoring your oral health can have serious consequences and may necessitate more extensive treatments down the line.

Contact our team at Distinctive Dental Services today to schedule your visit and take the first step toward better oral health and a more relaxed dental experience. Dr. Scott Elrod and our team are here to support you every step of the way.

Distinctive Dental Services of Lake Jackson
Phone: 979-297-0337
210 Abner Jackson Parkway,
Lake Jackson, TX 77566


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