After being in practice for over two decades, we have come to understand that there are many levels of dental fear. Most of us can deal with minor levels of fear but there are special individuals that suffer severe dental phobia. Dental fears are very real and can be very detrimental. We have treated patients with extreme levels of dental phobia with success because we take special measures to treat them. Communication is the KEY to success when it comes to treating patients with dental anxiety. We take time to listen to them and understand our patient’s perspective. People may have had a negative experience in the past or they are scared of the needle or the noise and smell. Everyone is different and every patient needs to be accommodated in their own unique way. Once we sit down and listen to our patient’s struggles, we can understand who they are and how best to treat them. We have been blessed to treat a number of patients who overcame their fears with tender loving care! To learn more about dental anxiety in Mission Viejo, California, contact us at 949-348-1212 to schedule your visit with our dentist, Dr. Edward Moon.