Mason Dental Anxiety Dentist

Get the dental care you need without the anxiety

Compassionate dentistry for individuals and families

If you feel nervous or afraid to go to the dentist, you’re not alone. Some studies suggest that over 50% of patients experience some degree of dental anxiety. In some cases, fear of the dentist can even prevent people from seeking the care and treatment they need. If you live in or around Mason, OH and are one of the millions of Americans who struggle with dental anxiety, our understanding and compassionate team at Cedar Village Dentistry is here to help.

We understand that your fear is very real, and it can make visiting the dentist an unpleasant experience. We work to provide a calming and warm environment, always discuss everything we do with you before we do it, and offer sedation options.

Call us at (513) 770-4370 today to discuss your concerns, fears, and needs.

Causes and signs of dental anxiety

People experience dental anxiety for a variety of reasons and it can look very different depending on your situation, personality, and history. A traumatic event, fear of pain, fear of needles, generalized anxiety, or other existing mental health issues are just some of the common causes of dental anxiety.

Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize what exactly is causing your anxiety and how to address it, especially if you’re not sure of the root cause.

Here are a few common symptoms of dental anxiety:

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Increased heart rate

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Trouble sleeping or focusing leading up to an appointment

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Frequently canceling appointments

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Sweating

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Stomach pain or nausea

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Crying

An empathetic, patient-centered approach to dentistry

From general nervousness to severe dental anxiety, it’s common for patients to experience emotional discomfort before and during procedures and exams. At Cedar Village Dentistry, we work to not only provide practical options for our patients, but also to create an environment that feels warm, welcoming, and relaxed.

Anxiety doesn’t have to stop you from getting the care you need and deserve. We ensure open communication with patients so you never have to worry about asking questions. We’re ready to help you find an individualized approach that addresses your concerns.

Sedation options for patients with dental anxiety or dental phobia

Patients with anxiety enjoy working with Dr. Dooley because he always prioritizes comfort and offers a completely judgment-free environment. Sedation dentistry can be a wonderful option for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety and can ensure you receive the care you need without fear, pain, or worry.

IV sedation

Through an intravenous injection, a saline solution containing sedative medication can be used to put patients to “sleep” during a dental procedure. IV sedation can be a good choice for those with severe anxiety since the level of sedation is adjustable. This means you can remain conscious if you would like to, or undergo heavier sedation if you begin to feel more anxious or uncomfortable.

Oral sedation

For patients who may suffer from a fear of needles, oral sedation may be the perfect option. We can offer you medication that you can take an hour before your procedure that will help relax your body and mind. You might even fall asleep!

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is a great option for nervous young children and those with milder forms of dental anxiety. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a breathing mask. The effects will make you feel light, happy, and relaxed. Nitrous oxide also wears off the same day, meaning that you won’t have to experience long-term fatigue or plan your entire day around your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Anxiety

Can I call in advance to discuss my dental anxiety?
Absolutely! If you’re experiencing nervousness before your appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can tell you what to expect and develop a plan that works for you.
Why is dental anxiety so common?
Dental anxiety is extremely common and very normal. Patients often experience dental anxiety due to fear of experiencing pain, fear of injections, worrying about losing personal control, or embarrassment about lack of personal space. Whatever the cause of your dental anxiety, your fears are valid and we’re here to listen so we can help alleviate any concerns you have.
Will my insurance cover my treatment? What if I don’t have insurance?

Cedar Village Dentistry accepts the majority of insurance plans. We can also help you understand your plan and determine any out-of-pocket fees to optimize your coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we offer a $329/year membership plan. This gives you a clear path to quality care and even gives you a 15-20% discount on all treatments.

Cedar Village Dentistry Supports Our Community

We’re proud to call Mason home and sponsor these great organizations…

St. Susanna Catholic Church
Mason City Schools

Office Information

Phone: (513) 770-4370

Hours:
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Wednesday / Friday: 8am - 5pm
Every other Saturday: 8am - 1pm

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5212 Cedar Village Dr. Mason, OH 45040

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Insurance
and Financing

Cedar Village Dentistry accepts cash, check, credit cards, and offers flexible financing and payment options, including CareCredit. We also accept most insurance plans and are happy to help you maximize your benefits.

humana, united concordia dental, metlife, delta, aetna, anthem, cigna, ameritas, assurant, united, sun life, principal, dental care plus group, superior insurance

No insurance? No problem.

 

Our membership plan includes:

 

  • 2 cleanings
  • 2 exams
  • Needed x-rays
  • 15-20% discount on treatments

 

All for just $329 a year.

 

Call (513) 770-4370 to learn more.

Have questions about your insurance?

We can help you understand your benefits and file insurance forms on your behalf.

Patient Stories

I really enjoyed the experience and I’m coming back to see Dr. Dooley and his staff.”

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It has been a wonderful experience for me because it’s been anxiety-free.

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