dental anxiety dentist 
in 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

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Jackson and his team. My husband and children have been seeing him for a few years now and I recently switched my care to his team and I am so happy I did. Super sweet, family-oriented, and provide excellent care.

— Elizabeth E.

What a great team they have at Jackson Family Dental. They make the patient experience like no other. 100% class act!

— Drew E.

Best dentist we have ever been to! The entire staff made my daughter’s first visit so easy and safe. Thank you so much!

— Amber S.

They always treat me so well, and pamper me with a warm neck pillow and the massaging chair! It definitely takes the stress away, but the hygienists are so excellent at what they do, and Dr. Jackson is very kind.

— Kathy B.

Everyone here is so very sweet and helpful! they always work with my schedule and help get me an appointment, even if it’s last minute. The office is beautiful and so well run. The best part is they always give you a cookie on the way out.

— Jordan F.

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