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How many times have you known you needed to find new a dentist, only to have anxiety or fear quickly overrule the notion causing you to put off making that much-needed appointment once again? You are not alone. Studies show that millions of people suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. This can be due to a variety of reasons, making it all the more important to diligently and carefully search for a dental office that will consider not only the physical comfort, but the emotional well-being of its patients.

Finding the best dentist can be an overwhelming task. Most people will start by asking friends and family and depending on the reviews they get, will move on to narrowing it down based on location and logistics. No one wants a long wait or a long drive when they are in need of dental care. Available services are also a crucial consideration since everyone wants a dentist who can offer comprehensive care that will cover most any need that may arise.

You may be putting off making that first phone call or sending that first email. However, deep down you know that that nagging tooth ache, or hot/cold sensitivity can only be tolerated or ignored so long. The longer you put it off, the more your condition worsens, leading you to suffer unnecessarily.

Would it make a difference if the pain you expect would never occur? If you knew you could visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning, or maybe for a more detailed procedure and be calm and relaxed throughout appointment, would it make a difference? Sedation dentistry is a way for patients to receive the care and treatment needed while remaining relaxed and calm. At no point is the patient fully unconscious allowing them to communicate with the dentist throughout their visit.

You want the best dentist. What makes a dentist become the #1 dentist for you? Confidence. Trust. Successful experiences where fear is eliminated and faith is elevated. Whether someone is needing comprehensive exams and cleanings, restorations, such as dental implants, root canals, or crowns, (just to name a few,) or any of several cosmetic procedures offered, a person is more likely to be less hesitant and more at ease if they are relaxed and have the assurance that the dental team is making sure every aspect of the treatment method has been centered on the patients needs and concerns.

Why not take the guesswork out of choosing your dental provider and contact Joplin Family Dental today? For over forty years, Dr. Fitterling has been providing superb dental care in Joplin, MO. From your first phone call, you will experience a professional and understanding dental team member that will listen to your concerns and help schedule an appointment that will work for you. When you arrive at the office you will be greeted by our caring staff and find that your comfort from the waiting room to the treatment room is a major element of your care. When you leave, you will leave with a calm assurance and confidence that you have received the best of care.