Dental Anxiety Dentist Liberty, MO

Don’t suffer through dental anxiety

Have you ever felt nervous before going to a dentist appointment? You’re not alone. Dental anxiety is extremely common among patients of all ages. No matter the cause, we want to help you feel comfortable at our office. We’ll do all we can to make sure you can get the treatment you need with confidence. 

Common reasons for dental anxiety include…

A prior negative dental experience

The expectation that treatment will be painful

Afraid of judgment from the dentist

How does dental anxiety affect oral health?

While dental anxiety in and of itself will not give you a cavity, it doesn’t mean that you won’t eventually develop one because of dental anxiety. We’ve worked with many patients over the years who have avoided treatment or even a routine exam due to dental anxiety. When this happens, problems build and issues only develop further, harming your oral health and leading to more advanced forms of treatment.

Managing Dental Anxiety

If you are experiencing dental anxiety, let our team know that you are nervous either prior to your appointment or on the day of your visit. We’ve worked with many patients over the years who suffer from dental anxiety, and our dentists and staff are pros at helping you feel as comfortable as possible.

Suffering from dental anxiety and don’t feel comfortable scheduling an appointment quite yet? Let us know! We understand that it can be a big jump if you haven’t been in for an appointment in a while. Give us a call at (816) 429-5799 and we’ll answer your questions and let you know how we can help ease any fears you are experiencing.

How we help you through dental anxiety

No-judgment appointments

Answers to all of your questions

Numbing and anesthetics

Comfortable, spa-like office

A variety of payment options

Solea laser provides many treatments without needles, drills, scalpels, or loud noises.

Common questions about dental anxiety


What can I do to lessen my dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety can be a tough nut to crack — you don’t have to face it on your own! Some techniques patients use to lessen their anxiety include…

  • Talking with your hygenist or dentist about your fears 
  • Letting us know when you need a break from your session 
  • Using breathing and mindfulness techniques to help you relax 
  • Bringing a support person with you to your appointment

What are the symptoms of dental anxiety?

Everybody experiences dental anxiety differently. Some common symptoms include…

  • Low blood pressure 
  • Panic attacks during or prior to an appointment 
  • Getting dizzy or faint 
  • Experiencing heart palpitations

What are the dangers of dental anxiety?

The biggest danger of dental anxiety is that it will affect your oral health due to not attending appointments or pursuing treatment when needed. This can result in…

  • Tooth loss
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Bone loss

Hear from our patients

“I had an amazing experience. I have been to several offices, but this one really blew me away. I was beyond impressed with every detail of my visit.”

Lauren Jewell

“I have a history of disliking dentists. I’ve had a lot of pain and a lot and a lot of procedures done. And when I went to Dr. Jesse I had a painless experience for the first time and that just really changed things for me.

Mary Ann Jehn

“My experience at Jackson Family Dental has been one of great professionalism and great service. They have the technology and everything you’re looking for in a dentist. But the thing that really keeps me and my family coming back are the relationships we’ve built.

Ben McNeal

Schedule your cleaning & exam

Even if it’s been years since your last cleaning, we’d love to see you. There’s no judgement here, just a team dedicated to your oral health. Call (816) 429-5799 to schedule a visit today.

Our Liberty office

8650 NE Shoal Creek Valley Dr 
Kansas City, MO 64157 

Jackson Family Dental is conveniently located right off of Route 152. Enjoy our spa-like atmosphere and family-friendly approach. We look forward to seeing you!


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