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If you have been putting off getting the dental work you need because of anxiety, you are in good company. Many people feel anxiety when thinking about dental treatment, and unfortunately this can negatively affect their oral health.

Causes of Dental Anxiety

–Fear of experiencing pain, either from a past negative experience or from hearing others share their stories of negative experiences.

–Fear of receiving injections or that the injection won’t work.

–Anxiety about the side effects of anesthesia.

–Fear of not being in control while sitting through a procedure.

–Fear of feeling vulnerable and helpless.

Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr., DMD and Dr. Christina Cox and their team understand that sometimes we need to be directly involved in reducing dental anxiety in our patients. At our dental practice we are pleased to provide dental sedation at our practice, including nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, along with oral sedation and IV sedation.

We are also happy to discuss ways we can help you ease your tension, including explaining what will happen to you during the procedure so that you can know in advance what to expect. You can also work out a signal with our team, such as raising your arm to let us know you need us to stop for a moment.

At the dental practice of Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr., DMD and Dr. Christina Cox, we believe you deserve the best care we have to offer while having a positive experience. So, if you have been delaying treatment because of dental anxiety, we invite you to give us a call and let us help you have your best dental experience yet. To schedule an appointment please call our caring dental team in Opelika, Alabama at 334-745-6393 today!