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Relieving Dental Anxiety

Dr. Post on Developing Trust Do visits to the dentist make you uneasy? We never want you to feel anxious about your dental care. If you do, you may avoid coming to see us until you feel pain – which may mean you need intensive dental treatment. And you may transfer your dental anxiety to your child or other family members.

Fortunately, our Rochester, MN dentists and the rest of our compassionate Northwest Dental Group team are experts at easing dental anxiety. We offer special comfort options like pillows and headphones in our private, spacious offices. And if you still feel edgy, we offer dental sedation.

Let us ease your dental anxiety! Call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252.

Our Comfort Options Ease Dental Anxiety

Just about every experience – including dental exams and dental cleanings – is better with a cozy blanket and soft pillow. We offer both to our patients, along with other soothing options:

  • TVs in every care room
  • Headphones so you can listen to music
  • Longer appointments

Maybe you’ve been to a dental office with harsh lighting and a clinical atmosphere – which made you feel more anxious. Both of our Rochester, MN locations are filled with natural light and lots of open spaces. We’ll even serve you coffee, tea, cookies, and other refreshments.

Our dentists will explain your treatment every step of the way, so you know exactly what to expect. No unpleasant surprises!

Dental Sedation

If our comfort options and caring staff aren’t enough to ease dental anxiety, Northwest Dental Group offers several forms of dental sedation, ranging from mild relaxants to methods that alter your senses more dramatically. Our doctors will help determine which form of dental sedation is best for you.

Try an Early Appointment

Many of our patients with dental anxiety tell us they prefer early morning appointments, so they don’t spend the day worrying about their visit. Since both of our Rochester, MN locations open at 7 a.m. on weekdays, it’s never a problem to book an early appointment.

You don’t have to be nervous about dentist appointments! Call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252. Or use our online form to make an appointment.