Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Let’s be honest, here at Broadwater Dentistry in Biloxi & Diberville Mississippi, we understand most people don’t want to come and see us! We are aware that the majority of people do not look forward to their dentist appointments. Thankfully, most of our patients understand how necessary it is for dental health to visit us at least once a year.

Broadwater Dentistry does everything possible to make our office warm and inviting and get you in and out as quickly as possible, while providing the best care and dental techniques available. However, some of our patients have a deep rooted fear of the dentist. For many of our older patients, this stems from memories of childhood dental appointments when dentistry was not as advanced and there could be some painful procedures.

If you have a deep fear of visiting the dentist, let us know. We recommend that you visit us beforehand and familiarize yourself with our office and staff. Let us explain the procedure you will be having and what it consists of, this way there will be no surprises the day of your appointment. If pain is your main fear, we offer different alternatives to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

If you would like to bring a family member for support, that is fine. Listen to some relaxing music on the way to the appointment. If at any time while you are in the dental chair, you feel a panic attack coming on, or need to take a little break, let us know and we will work through it with you. Never feel embarrassed about being scared of visiting the dentist. Your fear is understood and at Broadwater in Biloxi and D'Iberville, we will accommodate it.