Millions of patients in the U.S. avoid getting necessary dental care due to dental anxiety and fear of treatment. Texas Dental is committed to helping patients in Plano, TX, overcome dental anxiety with sedation and other techniques to help them relax and stay comfortable throughout treatment.
Dental anxiety refers to any level of fear that can make a person avoid seeing the dentist, even for routine treatments like cleanings. Studies show millions of people in the U.S. put off having important preventative and restorative care because they’re afraid to see their dentist and to have treatment. Dental anxiety can occur for different reasons. Some people are afraid of needles or the sounds and smells of a dentist office may trigger their anxiety. Other people are unable to be numbed adequately with local anesthetics so some treatments can be painful. Usually, dental anxiety develops in patients who have had bad experiences with a dentist in the past, including a painful experience, failed treatment or a dentist who was not compassionate about their anxiety.
The team at Texas Dental is skilled in helping patients with dental anxiety overcome their worries with state-of-the-art pain management and relaxation techniques including sedation dentistry using pills, nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and IV sedation. By “matching” a patient and procedure with the right type of sedation, we can help patients relax and stay calm throughout their procedure, and some types of sedation can cause a temporary amnesia so patients will remember little or nothing of their procedure. Most importantly, we use a compassionate approach that recognizes the very real fear anxious patients feel, without becoming impatient or making them feel “silly.” We strive to make our environment and the entire experience as relaxing and calming as possible so every patient can get the care that’s needed to enjoy better health and prevent serious issues like decay, pain and tooth loss.
Yes, our dentists have special training in the use of sedation for patients of all ages. Sedation can be especially helpful when children need extensive treatment and to help prevent the onset of anxiety that can develop in children who need several fillings, deep cleaning or who are afraid of needles. The judicious use of sedation can prevent children from developing a fear of the dentist so they can continue to get regular oral health care that can provide them with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
"The office is super clean, staff is wonderful, and the doctors are very thorough in their exams."
"The staff did such a great job making us feel comfortable and relaxed and we are pleased to say we have found our dentist on the first try."
"I've been going here before I was married with children and it's been only better every year. Super easy. Professional and nice staff."
"I've been going to Texas Dental since 1999, and I've had nothing but great experiences."
"He explained everything to me and patiently answered all of my questions. He told me what he was doing as he did so there were no surprises. He fixed me!"
"Dr. Lo is very gentle, caring and wants to do a procedure until it is exactly right. I really appreciate that!"
"My dog knocked out half of my front two teeth and he amazingly rebuilt them to match my existing teeth. It has lasted 5 years and counting."
"I had a bad bike accident 2 years ago and broke and lost some of my front teeth. Dr. Lo agreed to go to his office on a holiday within 45 minutes after the accident."
"With expert knowledge and skill, Dr. Lazaris has taken a conservative approach to ensure everything he does is completely necessary."
"Dr. Ricci is very personable, honest and professional. He took his time going over my teeth, while other Dentists rush a little."
"I've been a patient of Dr. Lo for over 6 years and I can't say enough great things about him and his staff. "
I love going to see Dr. Stanfield. I have been her patient for more than 20 years and will always be her patient.
Dr. Stanfield and her staff are always professional and extremely friendly. After 15+ years I still get top notch service. Thank you Dr. Stanfield!
Dr Stanfield and her staff are the best. You may arrive with a frown and you'll leave with a smile!