Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Conquering Dental Fears and Phobia

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Being afraid to visit the dentist is something so common and familiar to most that it has almost become something of a cliché. While some people merely have a general level of discomfort when their family dentistry check-up approaches, others are stricken with a level of dental fear that can actually be quite crippling. For that reason, it is worthwhile to spend some time learning about the different types of dental fears and the treatment approaches that can have a positive impact.

Many people use the terms dental fear, dental anxiety, and dental phobia as though they were interchangeable phrases, which is not entirely accurate. While these terms may have numerous similarities in that they describe a spectrum of reactions to professional dental care, there are clear differences that need to be understood in order to address them successfully.

The term anxiety is properly used to describe a general sense of discomfort about things and situations that are unknown. Those facing dental anxiety may be able to conquer their issues by consulting with an affordable dentist trained in the art of communicating with and accommodating the needs of such patients.

Phobias are rightly described as being extreme and largely irrational responses to defined situations or circumstances that the sufferer views as being threatening to their well-being. Patients battling dental phobia may have visceral reactions to the sound of drilling, the anticipation of pain or discomfort, or some other part of the dental care experience that elicits intense feelings of fear. Dental phobias and dental fears can be trickier to treat than dental anxiety, and intervention by a mental health professional may be required.

Fortunately, innovations in the dental field have led to the creation of sedation dental clinics and dental spas that specifically accommodate patients interested in maintaining proper oral health, but who find it difficult to conquer their dental fears. Dental spas offer a full menu of treatments and amenities meant to foster relaxation and comfort, such as massage, reflexology, and refreshments. Those with lingering fears may want to explore the option of sedation or sleep dentistry as a means to get the dental care they need without the paralyzing sense of fear.

Consulting with an affordable dentist in Dalton who is attuned to the specific needs of patients with dental fears is an ideal first step.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Grant and Conger.

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Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
Dr Grant is awesome, and all the staff is great ,,,
Darlene P.
Helped with the prices! Good cleaning and good filling! Appreciated the willingness to help and hospitality of the group here!
Nick P.
Customer service is important to your team.The dentists do excellent work.Missy does tremendous job on 6 months cleanings for me and Janet.
Bob S.
I am terrified of dentist but everyone here was great. Dr. Rausch was very gentle and understanding.
Rhonda S.
I felt very comfortable, the dentist/assistant answered all my questions and concerns
Erika K.
Very skillful staff and professional office environment. I would have liked for a few more moments with the dentist.
Colt S.
I love Dr. Grant and his amazing staff. Of all the doctors I’ve ever been to I prefer my dentist. I can not thank them enough for my smile :)
David M.
Friendliness. Personal care and attention.
Cynthia W.
My experience was very pleasant and the dental assistant very kind.The doctor was very nice and kind and didn’t make me feel bad for the length of time since I had been to a dentist.He fixed the […]
Charlotte B.
Dr. Raush is amazing!!! He waited for me to be completely numb- and this takes a while, testing to make sure I was comfortable, before starting. He and his assistant explained everything they were […]
Paula G.
I was blown away by the personal attention I received at my dental visit. I was shown care and compassion during a very difficult time
Pamelia C.
I’ve been going to Dr. Grant’s office for almost 30 years. I’ve never once had a bad experience. The staff is very professional and are like family to me.
Derek K.
My appointment was on time and the work was done quickly. Everyone was very friendly.
Burl S.
Great staff that takes each patient personally with all they are. Melissa will clean your teeth with the most respect to your individual need and her assistant will keep you in stitches. Great group […]
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All of the staff is very friendly. I love Dr. Grant he is the best. Offering Dentrite is also a big reasonI, When I retired, I lost dental insurance when I left my job. My hygienist mentioned […]
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