Relieving Dental Anxiety in Rochester, MN

Do you feel overrun by anxiety when you go to the dentist’s office? Are you tired of feeling out of place and uncomfortable? Do you purposely avoid the dentist because of your fear? The team at Northwest Dental Group can help in relieving dental anxiety and provide you with the relief you need to feel relaxed and pain-free.

Our Sedation Options

To help you in relieving dental anxiety when you are in our office, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to keep you calm. The type of sedation you require will depend on the type of procedure you are having performed and your level of anxiety.

Our most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, which is safe for both children and adults. In addition to nitrous, we offer oral sedation, IV sedation, and a pre-operative sedative to provide you with the comfort you need.

Our Comfort Options

In addition to our sedation options, we offer a variety of comfort options to help you feel right at home while you are here. We have a special comfort menu that includes:

They make me comfortable by telling me what’s going to happen. Since I’ve kind of got used to it I’m not uncomfortable but today something different happened so I was a little scared but I got over it. It’s pretty fun and it tickles a lot too.

  • TV in the exam room
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Music
  • Headphones
  • Complimentary hot cocoa, water, coffee, and tea


Dr. Sperling is very nice. He is good with conversation and keeping you relaxed. He is probably one of the most knowledgeable doctors I’ve ever seen. Just keeping you comfortable but still kind of making sure you know what’s going on with your teeth and keeping you healthy. I used to be kind of nervous because I didn’t keep up with my hygiene but they kind of got me on track and got me on a good routine so I’m not really as nervous any more about pain or the flossing part even. All the doctors are really good here. It doesn’t matter who you get, you’re going to get a great doctor. It is a very friendly environment, very welcoming staff. Everybody tries to make you as comfortable as possible and just overall above and beyond customer service really.

We’re Here for You

The dental team at Northwest Dental Group is always ready to provide you with the best dental care possible, in Rochester and the surrounding communities. We want you to have a beautiful smile, and we want you to feel confident behind your smile. For this to happen, we know that you need to come in for your appointment and receive care. If you are afraid to come in, you will avoid treatment, and this will only exacerbate the situation.

Dr. Post enjoys working with patients who have dental anxiety, as do our other dentists. We offer longer appointments so that you never feel rushed, convenient appointment times in the morning when the office is especially calm and quiet, and private rooms so that you are away from everyone else.

Schedule Your Appointment Now

If you are ready to come in and get the care you need, call our office at 507-216-6252 to schedule an appointment with us at one of our two Rochester locations. Our team is experienced in dental sedation for all ages, be it adults, children, and the elderly.

If you are pressed for time and cannot call, please feel free to fill out our online appointment form, and one of our team members will call you shortly to confirm a day and time for you to come in.