Dental Anxiety

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Does the thought of a visit to the dentist's office make you a little anxious? If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Nearly 40 million Americans have some level of dental phobia. Luckily for our Prior Lake patients, Dr. Susan Block and our team at Block Dentistry offer Anti-Anxiety dentistry. Anti-Anxiety dentistry allows our patients to become relaxed for the duration of their time in the treatment chair, feeling little or no discomfort.

Many people avoid visiting the dentist for a general dentistry appointment or their checkups twice a year because they associate fear and discomfort with the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist's office. Even more patients avoid restorative dental repairs such as dental crowns or creating their dream smile with cosmetic dentistry solutions because of dental anxiety. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often face a number of issues when they finally make it to the dentist's office, and may require extensive maintenance or repairs. With the practice of Anti-Anxiety dentistry, Dr. Block at Block Dentistry in Prior Lake can perform multiple procedures in one comfortable visit while the patient reclines in a state of
total relaxation.

What to Expect with Anti-Anxiety Dentistry

Patients who undergo Anti-Anxiety treatments before a dental procedure are not asleep and are able to respond to questions from Dr. Block when necessary. Patients are monitored by a member of the Block Dentistry team to ensure that their Anti-Anxiety treatment is successful and also to make sure that they experience little or no discomfort. Many of Dr. Block's patients comment after their Anti-Anxiety dentistry session that they feel more relaxed than before they came into the office.

Anti-Anxiety Dentistry Consultation

If you suffer from dental anxiety or simply wish to learn more about our Anti-Anxiety dentistry and the treatment methods used at our Prior Lake practice, contact us at 952.440.3222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Susan Block.


Block Dentistry
14070 Commerce Ave. NE
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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