Dental Anxiety & Phobia

Ease Your Dental Anxiety & Phobia with Dr. Danny Stos - Sedation Dentistry in Broken Arrow

For many adults and children, dental anxiety and phobia can be debilitating conditions. Often, these conditions prevent patients from seeking consistent dental care, putting them at risk for developing more serious dental issues in the future.

At the dental practice of Dr. Danny Stos, our mission is to create a comfortable environment for patients of all ages to provide exceptional dental care. Through our extensive pre-treatment consultations, our Broken Arrow dentist is able to help individuals suffering from dental phobia and anxiety overcome their fears and receive comfortable care. 

What are Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia?

While often confused as the same condition, dental anxiety and dental phobia are unique conditions that can affect patients of all ages. Dental anxiety is characterized by a sense of uneasiness when confronted with visits to the dentist’s office. In contrast, dental phobia is the irrational fear of visiting the dentist. As individuals suffering from dental phobia are less likely to seek dental care, they are at a greater likelihood of developing serious dental conditions, such as periodontal disease or tooth infections.

Solutions for Dental Anxiety and Phobia

At Stos Family Dental, our Broken Arrow dentist specializes in helping nervous, anxious, and fearful dental patients overcome their conditions by creating a comfortable environment where they can feel safe. Prior to undergoing treatment, patients meet one-on-one with Dr. Stos to discuss their fears and concerns. As these conditions are often caused by a prior negative dental experience, Dr. Stos takes the time to thoroughly discuss experiences with the patient and understand what aspects of various procedures spurred the negative response to dentistry. 

These personalized consultations also provide Dr. Stos with the opportunity to explain upcoming procedures in depth, eliminating the fear of the unknown. By showing patients the purpose of each instrument and how different treatments address dental problems, Dr. Stos is able to provide patients with the opportunity to take charge of their own dental care and better understand what their oral health needs are. This also provides patients with the opportunity to overcome their dental anxiety or phobia. 

To ensure a comfortable experience during treatment, Dr. Stos offers oral sedation to help patients remain conscious and relaxed during their procedure. This is an excellent solution to provide our patients with safe, anxiety-free dental treatments. Our sedatives are taken by mouth so this means no needles or pain, and you may not remember the smells or details of the procedure after your dental visit. If you have any questions or concerns about oral sedation, please contact our Broken Arrow dental office.

Overcome Dental Anxiety Today

If you or a loved one is suffering from dental anxiety or phobia, contact Dr. Stos today to schedule your dental consultation. Stos Family Dental is committed to helping individuals overcome their dental fears and achieve their ideal smiles.