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Dental Anxiety: Getting Over Your Fear of the Dentist

One of the biggest barriers for people needing dental treatment is fear of the dentist. Causes of dental anxiety vary from person to person, but may include:

  • previous bad experiences at the dentist
  • fear of needles, dental drills, and experiencing pain during dental procedures
  • anxiety over how long it has been since your last dental appointment and what treatment might be recommended
  • concerns regarding what the dentist might say about your teeth and/or gums
  • Please know that we take your concerns and fears about dental treatment very seriously! We have a passion for creating positive dental experiences and many satisfied patients who were once afraid to set foot in a dental office.

    Our ultimate goal is always a comfortable experience while you get the dental care that keeps you in optimal oral health. You can request a dental appointment online, and we look forward to helping you to address any anxiety you might feel. Or, if you prefer, you can call our office at (937) 226-1400.

    How to Get Over Fear of the Dentist

    A great way to deal with dental anxiety is to try to identify the root cause and communicate it with us. If we know you have had a bad experience with any part of your dental care in the past, we will work hard to make sure that you don’t have similar experiences at our office. We find all patients (whether highly anxious or not) appreciate it when Dr. Sato and our clinical staff:

    • Gently explain what you might feel, and for what length of time
    • Frequently ask you if it’s okay to continue
    • Allow you to stop the procedure at any time
    • Provide any requested breaks during procedures
    • For those patients who may be dealing with a high level of anxiety, we also offer Nitrous Oxide (aka “laughing gas”) and Anxiolysis (a cocktail of prescription medications that greatly aids in relaxation).

      Choose Dr. Sato as Your Dayton Dentist

      Steve Sato, DDS has lived in the Dayton, Ohio area for almost his entire life. He has a passion for providing comfortable dental care to adults and children alike. You can find more information about Dr. Sato here, and more information about the rest of the staff here. We work together in an effort to make everything as easy as possible for our patients. You can find answers to frequently asked questions – including information about what insurance we accept, financing options, our hours, dental services provided, and more.

      New patients can find relevant forms online. You can share insights about any dental anxiety on this form as an easy way to start the conversation with Dr. Sato.

      Our ultimate goal is to always provide you with a comfortable experience to make it easy to maintain good dental health. You can request a dental appointment online or you can call 937-226-1400. We look forward to serving you!

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Steve A. Sato, DDS
1222 S. Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402

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