Relieving Dental Anxiety

Forget Your Dental Anxiety at Hellertown Dental Group

Dental Anxiety and Comfort

These days, we all have reasons to worry everywhere we look. Going to the dentist, however, should never be one of those concerns. With so many other things to be afraid of, our team here at Hellertown Dental Group will make sure that you are comfortable and at ease while you are in our chairs. Come by and see us. With our dental anxiety relief and kind staff, we will keep you smiling no matter what the world throws at you.

Is dental anxiety common?

Dental anxiety afflicts between 15 and 24 million Americans. These are the ones who will avoid going to the dentist no matter what dental problem is going on. Another 60 million Americans experience enough fear that they will go to the dentist only if it is absolutely necessary. So, dental anxiety is pretty common.

Of those who have expressed a fear of going to the dentist, more than 60 percent have said that their fear is attributed to a dental experience from their childhood. Taking care of your teeth when you are young leads to good dental hygiene when you get older. As your trusted dentist, Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey will make sure that your experience is comfortable and relaxing, whether it is your first time or your hundredth. We won’t do anything that will be the cause of more stress in your already hectic life.

What are some steps I can take to lessen my dental fear?

There are some steps that you can take to lessen your own dental anxiety. The first is to identify what caused your fear. Was it unexpected pain at the dentist? Is it a feeling of being powerless in the dental chair? Whatever the cause of your anxiety, you should try and figure out what it is. The next step is to talk about it with someone you trust. It is best to discuss any issues with Dr Hunsicker or one of our team members, this way we will be able to address any concerns you may have. We have had extensive experience with patients who are fearful just like yourself, and we will take steps to make sure you feel safe and relaxed while you are with us.

How can Hellertown Dental Group help with my dental anxiety?

Besides being a willing ear to hear about what is bothering you, we also have other ways of helping you through your dental anxiety. If you are worried about your dental treatment, we offer longer appointments for you. This way you don’t have to feel rushed while getting the care you need. The team members at Hellertown Dental Group will be sensitive to your situation and are ready, willing, and able to make sure you feel comfortable and secure during your visits.

You can trust us to provide you the best dental treatment affirmed by educational background and accomplishments. Dr. Hunsicker­-Morrissey is an achiever of a Mastership from  the Academy of General Dentistry.

Call Hellertown Dental Group today at 610-838-0131 for a dental anxiety-free appointment with Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey. You can schedule your appointment online if you prefer. Just use our online form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

What Our Patients Are Saying

In our 25 years of practice, we’ve seen thousands of patients. How can we help you?

  • I sit in the big chair, and then they get the mirror thingy and they look at my teeth. When they use the Tinkerbell light, it didn't hurt at all. I like it when my teeth are bright and shiny when I leave. I really like coming to see Doctor Ann.

     Lily C
    Lily C Patient
  • I’ve been coming here for about 16, 17 years, and all of my kids from elementary through high school, and even in college have come and we’ve all had the same experience. They are pleasant. They get to know you. They would always explain to me the proper way to floss, and the particular type of flosses to use.

    Leonard L
    Leonard L Patient
  • There’s always a level of comfort. As you’re sitting in the waiting room, you don’t feel like you’re bored out of your mind. It’s a nice, comfortable environment. The same when you get back in the chair. The TV’s going, and it makes you feel a little bit more at home.

    Kenny R.
    Kenny R. Patient
  • I came in and I ended up having 3 cavities. She then showed me how to prevent them in future and how to just maintain healthy teeth. She’s super outgoing, super easy to get along with, never awkward, always so talkative, interested about everyone’s life. The kids center is a big plus.

    Ashley B.
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