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Leading up to or during a dental appointment, do you ever feel nervous, or even anxious? You may be experiencing dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you are experiencing dental anxiety, you are not alone.

People can develop dental anxiety or phobia for a variety of reasons. Dr. John Moreno and our team have found that there are some common causes of dental anxiety.

Discomfort: Many adults are worried about experiencing discomfort in a dental visit. This is often because when they were young, many of the advances in “pain-free” dentistry had not yet come to pass.

Feelings of helplessness: Many fear feeling helpless or like they have no control. They must sit still and cannot see what’s going on during their dental appointment. This can trigger anxiety in some patients.

Embarrassment: Some people feel embarrassed or ashamed to have a stranger look inside of their mouth. This could be because the person feels that a dentist or hygienist is in their personal space, or perhaps they are self-conscious about how their teeth look.

Our dentist and team are happy to provide a friendly, comfortable environment for each of our patients. We will work closely with those who have dental anxieties to help them feel at ease during treatment. You having a positive experience is just as vital to us as your dental health.

For more information about our office and services or to book your next visit with our dentist in Aliso Viejo, California, contact E. John Moreno, DMD at 949-487-9220 today.