Relieving Dental Anxiety Get Stress-Free Dental Care
  • Experience comfortable dental appointments
  • Choose between several levels of dental sedation
  • We offer general anesthesia for more complicated cases

Relieving Dental Anxiety in Oxnard, CA Is a Top Priority for Our Team

One of the most common barriers to good oral health is fear. In fact, millions of adults are scared enough of visiting the dentist that they can’t even schedule appointments for routine cleanings and exams. That’s why our caring team at Anacapa Dental Art Institute makes relieving dental anxiety in Oxnard, CA a top priority. With our compassionate care, we will help you:

  • Maintain good oral and overall health
  • Detect and treat dental problems while they’re small
  • Gain confidence about future dental appointments
  • Lower your risk for dental emergencies
  • Feel good about your bright, healthy smile

Call us today at 805-800-8289 to experience gentle dental care. We’re happy to talk to you about your concerns and our options for easing your anxiety.

Relax With Soothing Amenities & Dental Sedation

We don’t want anything to stand in the way of the healthy mouth and attractive smile you deserve. It’s why we do all we can to create a relaxing experience for every patient, no matter their level of anxiety. Stress-free appointments begin with open communication. You can talk to us about your cares and concerns so we can meet your comfort needs.

Along with our soothing amenities to make you feel more at home, you can also choose between several different sedation options to calm your nerves:

  • Inhaled Sedation – Just breathe in sweet-smelling laughing gas, and in moments you’ll begin to feel at ease from head to toe. The sedative effect will vanish just as quickly, so there aren’t any lingering aftereffects.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – If you need something stronger, we can prescribe oral conscious sedation in tablet form. You’ll take it before your treatment so you are fully relaxed before we start. You will remain awake so you can still communicate with us but relaxed enough not to be bothered by what’s going on.
  • IV Sedation – The strongest form of conscious sedation, this method allows us to administer the medication through an IV and monitor your vitals throughout your procedure. This is ideal if you have extreme anxiety or if you want to have multiple treatments performed in a single appointment.
  • General Anesthesia – For longer and more complex procedures, such as oral surgeries, we have partnered with a trusted physician who can come in to provide general anesthesia. It is also a good alternative for those who feel overwhelmed by dental anxiety. Very few general dental practices provide this option.

If fear has kept you from having the healthy smile you deserve, trust your care to our experts in relieving dental anxiety in Oxnard, CA. Call Anacapa Dental Art Institute today at 805-800-8289 for a stress-free appointment. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Relieving Dental Anxiety

Can you help with relieving dental anxiety?

Yes, we would be more than happy to help you through your dental anxiety. Over the years, we’ve been able to help thousands of patients relax, so they could receive much-needed dental care. Our staff is trained to be as calming and compassionate as possible, and they would love the chance to help you, too.

What can you do to relieve dental anxiety?

Our dentists and staff will listen intently to your needs so we can understand how best to help you. We’ll answer any questions you have and proceed at a pace you’re comfortable with. In addition, you can choose from four levels of sedation so you can fully relax. Unlike most dental practices, you even have the option of receiving general anesthesia.

Are there steps I can take at home to relieve dental anxiety?

Yes, there are. We believe a comfortable dental experience begins before you ever reach our office. If you find yourself getting nervous beforehand, take a few slow, deep breaths, picturing yourself lying back comfortably in your dental chair. Then, when you’re in our office, you can use this same technique for any residual anxiety you might feel.

Why is relieving dental anxiety important?

Fear of the dentist can be so severe that a patient will not come into the office for decades at a time. Because oral health affects overall health, this person is likely suffering not only in their mouth but also in other areas of their body. It’s important that we find a solution for the fear so that every patient can remain healthy.

How common is dental anxiety?

Almost everyone feels anxious at the dentist at least occasionally. Although less common, some people are outright afraid of the dentist – to the point they avoid dental care. Yet avoiding routine care can actually make your anxiety worse because you’re more likely to develop serious dental problems. We offer several methods of dental sedation that will ease many levels of anxiety, from a slight case of the nerves to full-blown fear.

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