Keep Your Smile Healthy and Get Past Your Dental Anxiety


Many current patients of Plymouth Dentistry in Plymouth, MI were once among the millions of Americans who suffer from dental anxiety. Dr. Feucht was able to use his 35+ years of dental experience, knowledge, and compassion to help relieve their dental anxiety.

If you are suffering from dental anxiety, Plymouth Dentistry can help you and your smile get the care you need. We have a simple system to help you take control of your dental health and beat the fear that you suffer from. Dr. Feucht will show you that you have nothing to fear from your dental care at Plymouth Dentistry.

What is Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a condition that affects more than 24 million adults in the United States. If you multiplied the population of New York City by 2, you would still fall short of that number.

Dental anxiety also is not just being afraid of the dentist but still going in for care. This condition causes the person to be almost paralyzed by fear, avoiding the dentist at all costs. It will lead to damage to your teeth and overall appearance if you do not get help. And we’re here to help.

3-Step Plan To Help You Beat Your Dental Fear

Now that you know exactly what we are fighting against, let’s take a look at how we are going to beat it. With Plymouth Dentistry on your side, it’s pretty simple and straightforward.

Step #1 – The first step toward defeating your dental anxiety is to identify exactly what caused the fear in the first place. For two out of three people who suffer from dental anxiety, the cause is a painful past experience. For some, this may have been a painful experience in their youth, or an unnecessary (or unnecessarily painful) dental procedure performed by your former dentist.

Many times, the pain could have been avoided by the dentist simply applying the correct amount of numbing agent. Too often, dentists use a cookie-cutter approach to anesthesia. Just because you are the same size, age, and gender as another person does not mean that you have the same pain tolerance. Dr. Feucht understands this, and he will personalize your care to your unique needs and help prevent discomfort.

Step #2 – After you have identified the source of your dental anxiety, you need to find someone to talk to about it. Knowing what caused your fear is great, but now you have to bring it out into the open to gain control over that fear.

Talk to a family member, a friend, or a coworker. Just make sure that whoever you choose to speak with has a healthy outlook on dental care. You can’t expect to gain anything positive from talking to someone else who has the same issues you do. That is like a gambling addict going to the casino to get help. It will just serve to exacerbate your issues.

The best person to talk to is Dr. Feucht. He has been helping people like you for almost four decades. He can listen to your story and then explain why a certain procedure caused your pain, as well as tell you how that procedure has changed at our office to improve your comfort.

Step #3 – The final step is the shortest but the hardest. That is the step of making your dental appointment and showing up for it. This seems like a no-brainer, but for many people, this is the one part that they simply cannot do. Even if you are only showing up to speak to Dr. Feucht, that’s fine. Just show up and show yourself that you can walk into our office.

Need More Help? Plymouth Dentistry Has The Answer

Plymouth Dentistry also has other processes in place to help you stay comfortable while you are in our office.

Comfort Options – Longer appointments so you don’t feel rushed, blankets to help you feel comfortable, and TVs in every room are just a few of the comfort options that you have access to as a patient of Plymouth Dentistry.

Dental Sedation – For those who need a little extra help to feel comfortable, we have complimentary nitrous oxide available to calm your nerves. We also offer oral sedation for those who need a more relaxation than what nitrous provides. Talk to Dr. Feucht about which option fits your needs, and we will take care of you.

Call Plymouth Dentistry today at 734-224-4359 to schedule your appointment. At Plymouth Dentistry, we are big enough to treat all of your dental needs and still small enough to treat you like family. Get your smile cared for by Dr. Feucht today.