Relieving Dental Anxiety in Bend, OR Is a Priority for Our Team

Many people are embarrassed by their dental anxiety. So they never mention it; they just stay away from the dentist. This strategy may work in the short term, but over time it can result in full-on dental fear. Problems like cavities go undiscovered if you skip routine dental care like exams and cleanings. Left untreated, small problems can become bigger ones that will require more extensive treatment. Let us help you with relieving dental anxiety in Bend so you can get the care you need!

Our compassionate team puts you at ease with:

  • Comprehensive dental care, so your needed procedures can be performed by a dentist you already know and trust
  • Patient-friendly technology, like dental lasers that eliminate cutting and stitching from treatments that would otherwise require them
  • A choice of two kinds of sedation, so you can enjoy the right level of relaxation during any procedure
  • Completely private operatories for calm and quiet treatment
  • Our welcoming office that looks more like a home than a medical facility and has special touches like a Keurig for making coffee, tea, and hot chocolate

To make an appointment for stress-free dental care, call 541-668-8070.

Relax With Comforts & Sedation in Private Care Rooms

In addition to total privacy, our care rooms are outfitted with amenities to help you relax. Our dental chairs, manufactured by Oregon company A-dec, are consistently voted best-in-class for comfort. You can also enjoy:

  • Large-screen TVs with wireless headphones for a welcome distraction while we work
  • Warm blankets if you feel chilly
  • Soft pillows

If you still feel anxious, despite our relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, you can receive one of our two kinds of dental sedation, neither of which involves a needle:

  • Laughing Gas — This fast-acting inhaled sedation wears off fast too. Plus, since it leaves no lingering grogginess, you can drive yourself home.
  • Oral Sedative — You can take a safe prescription pill for a more deeply relaxed sensation. Since the sedative effects last several hours, you’ll need transportation home.

Ready for help with relieving dental anxiety in Bend? Call us today at 541-668-8070.

Common Questions About Relieving Dental Anxiety

Do you know how to relieve dental anxiety?

We’re happy to talk with you about strategies for relieving dental anxiety, such as coming up with a signal (like a raised hand) that indicates you need to take a short break during your appointment. Many patients feel less anxious in our office, which feels more like a home than a hospital. Plus, we offer two kinds of dental sedation if you need it.

Do I need a specialist dentist for nervous patients?

Dr. Drew always takes the time to listen to your concerns and completely explain your treatment options, which goes a long way in relieving dental anxiety. We also use technology like a dental laser to keep your procedures comfortable and quick. Dr. Drew also has advanced training in sedation dentistry, so you can receive sedation to help you stay relaxed.

Does laughing gas help with anxiety?

Laughing gas relieves feelings of anxiety for many patients. It’s inhaled through a small mask worn over your nose. It takes effect very quickly, giving you a relaxed and lightly euphoric sensation. It’s also easy for us to increase or decrease the amount you receive during treatment to maintain the right level of relaxation.