Manage Dental Fear

Dental fear and anxiety is a common dental problem that patients of all ages may experience. Charlotte, NC dentist Dr. Richard Van Gurp has over 25 years of experience dealing with patients with a wide range of dental concerns, including dental fear. Dr. Van Gurp takes the time to listen and acknowledge your dental fear and anxiety. After a thorough discussion and examination of your teeth, Dr. Van Gurp can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your dental needs as well as help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. There are methods patients can use to help cope with their dental anxiety and fear. We have listed a few tips to consider when dealing with dental fear and anxiety.

  • Talk to your dentist. Dr. Van Gurp and his dental care team are committed to providing exceptions, personalized dental care. If you are dealing with dental fear and anxiety, please disclose that to Dr. Van Gurp before your treatment. We can make adjustments to your treatment to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your visit to our Charlotte, NC dental office.
  • Try some deep breathing exercises. Breathing exercises can help alleviate the stress and anxiety you may feel before your treatment. Find which exercises work best for your needs and practice them before your treatment.
  • Bring a friend or loved one with you to your visit. Some patients feel more comfortable bringing a loved one or friend with them to their appointment.
  • Ask about sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can effectively be used to treat patients dental fear and anxiety. Dr. Van Gurp is committed to each patient’s comfort. Dr. Van Gurp can work with you to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.

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Dr. Van Gurp is a highly trained dentist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Van Gurp works closely with each patient to deliver personalized, patient-focused dental care. Don’t let your dental fear stand in the way of a brighter, healthier smile. If you are in need of dental care or have any questions about managing dental fear, schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Gurp.