Let Us Show You How Anxiety-Free Dentistry Can Be
Many people feel anxious about visiting the dentist, so don’t feel bad if the thought of making a dental appointment causes your heart to race. However, the team at Felton Dentistry can help. We work hard to relieve dental anxiety for all our patients. When you rely on us for your smile care, you can expect:
Call us today to experience comfortable dentistry: 804-717-2099. Our team is waiting to provide you great care with a gentle touch!
Tips to Ease a Fear of the Dentist
Both kids and adults experience fear of the dentist. As an adult, even though you know visiting the dentist for regular check-ups is important to your health, it can be difficult to get over the anxiety and book your appointment.
For you, it might be the sterile smell, the buzzing and drilling sounds, or someone in your personal space that makes seeing the dentist a negative and anxiety-inducing experience. For some, a painful or unpleasant past experience, a fear of needles, or lack of control, or even embarrassment can be the reason behind the fear.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and there are ways to help manage your uneasiness about going to the dentist. It’s important to note, though, that while dental anxiety and general nervousness about a dental appointment is normal, if you’re terrified of the dentist, you could have a dental phobia. If that’s the case for you, you may need to seek help from a behavioral health provider.
How to Help Your Child Be Comfortable at the Dentist
Children often learn their fear of the dentist from others, especially parents or caregivers. The good news is, that means you play an important role in making visits to the dentist a positive, rather than scary, event for your child.
To help your child’s dental visit go as smoothly as possible, you can:
Relax and Get the Gentle Dental Care You Deserve
Some of our patients need a little extra help to calm their anxious nerves. For these patients, we can prescribe an FDA-approved anti-anxiety pill. You’ll simply take this small pill before your appointment as directed.
By the time you’re nestled into one of our comfy dental chairs – featuring back-soothing lumbar support – you’ll feel completely relaxed. The pill will put you at ease, and you may feel groggy, but your dental visit won’t concern you at all.
This relaxation method is especially helpful if you have an extended appointment scheduled or if dental anxiety cripples you to the point of fear.
What Our Patients are Saying
I’m an extremely nervous patient and the staff went out of there way to help me cope. I am satisfied considering the somewhat difficult treatment needed within my requested timeline.... Read More
November 10, 2021
Friendly, dependable staff. Kellsie is a wonderful hygienist who is very gentle and thorough. Wonderful experience every time I go! Highly recommend!
October 17, 2021
Had an incredibly good deep cleaning with Kellsie on 14 Sep - she was painless, pleasant and very instructive of what was causing my issue and how to solve... Read More
September 17, 2021
I always had a fear about going to the dentist!! When I learned I need to have a tooth pulled , wisdom tooth at that I was nervous. I’ve never... Read More
September 17, 2021
Mrs Mary and Dr Patel did great, Mrs. Mary kept ke laughing and smiling the whole time
May 17, 2021
Dr Felton and Jillian were very welcoming as a new patient. Dr Felton did a thorough examination and and really took time to talk to me and answer all of... Read More
April 14, 2021
Dr. Felton and staff are very nice, knowledgeable, and friendly. They explain everything that is going on clearly so you can understand. They also work with you if you need... Read More
March 14, 2021
Everybody here was AMAZING!!!!
Ms. Kellsie and Ms. Jillian were extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job easing my concerns before Dr. Felton came in. I will be frequenting.
April 14, 2021
Clean office and nice staff. I’ve been a patient since the early 2000’s never been disappointed.
January 14, 2021