We Can Ease Your Dental Phobia

We Can Ease Your Dental Phobia

Welcome back to our Fredericksburg, Virginia dentistry blog!

At Moss, our dentistry team strives to make dental solutions pain-free and easy for the families in our community. We hope to see you soon at our office on Pelham Street so that we can begin to work together towards keeping your smile looking and feeling amazing.

It is hard to believe that another autumn is in full effect here in Virginia.

Now that we are almost through with October and Halloween is only a couple of days away, we thought it might be a good time to talk about your fears.

What sort of things are you most afraid of?

Black cats?



Big Foot?

Your Fredericksburg, VA dentist?

All kidding aside, it could be that one of your biggest fears is centered around dentists. This condition is not uncommon, and it even has a clinical name: dental phobia.

It often stems from a bad dental experience in the past, but sometimes it is a more general fear of confronting the reality of your health issues, oral or otherwise.

If you are afflicted with dental anxiety, it can be a real problem for you because you will avoid the cleanings that keep decay and disease at bay.

You will also miss out on the exams that tell us if anything is amiss in your mouth or elsewhere. You will not find out about emerging issues like cavities, periodontal disease, and even cancer until they have become serious concerns.

Rest assured that, whatever level of fear or anxiety you are dealing with, it doesn’t have to get in the way of your health and wellness, at least not at Moss.

This is because we provide gentle dentistry to our Fredericksburg, VA dental patients and we systematically address dental phobia by the way we conduct ourselves.

Addressing Dental Phobia At Moss

No matter what sort of horrific encounters you’ve suffered through with previous dentists, we can give you a better experience moving forward. There are some things that we do here that truly set us apart from our peers.

We Communicate And Listen

Not only will we explain your treatment and outline exactly what you can expect, we will also make sure you understand, listening all the while to your questions and concerns.

At Moss, we want you to be informed and in control of your oral health decisions. If you are struggling with fear or anxiety, please let us know in advance, and we will do everything in our power to put you at ease.

We Provide Gentle Dental Care

When you do visit our office on Pelham Street, you will be welcomed from the get-go and will never be made to feel rushed during an appointment.

We try to always be in tune with our patients’ ever-changing needs. As such, you are never going to be just another name on a chart to us.

You’ll find that we take our time with each and every patient to ensure that we do a good job, and that you have a positive, pain-free experience, no matter what sort of procedure you came in for.

We Have a Relaxing Environment

We are led by a father-son dentist duo. So we truly are a family practice and we try to make our facility feel like home, rather than a sterile medical center.

With low lighting, blankets, and TVs in each suite, we like to make sure you feel at ease.

If you should ever need anything additional to make you more comfortable, please let us know right away and we will take care of it.

Sedation Dentistry Is Available

Rest assured, we know that some folks need more help relaxing than others. That is why we offer several types of sedation dentistry to help you if you are intensely fearful or anxious, whether you are anticipating pain or just dreading an unpleasant experience.

Don’t Let Fear Or Anxiety Get In The Way

If you have put off dental care due to dental phobia, we want you to know that we are a no-lecture and no-guilt practice.

We are just glad that you trust us to be your Fredericksburg, VA dentist and help get you back on track with good oral health.

Call (540) 369-4926 or contact us online to see how easy and painless it can be at Moss.