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Dentist for Dental Anxiety in Brimfield, IL

Are you scared of the dentist?

It’s an unfortunate fact that many people are terrified of going to the dentist. Nearly 20% of adults are so nervous about seeing a dentist that they avoid going at all!

The mouth is a doorway to the rest of the body, and poor oral health is linked to numerous illnesses. As a result, skipping dental checkups due to dental anxiety has consequences beyond cosmetic degradation or tooth loss.

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we’re proud to offer comfortable care for those with dental anxiety. Thanks to our friendly team, high-tech care, and sedation options, we can even help you overcome your fear.

Book online today to get started.

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is when someone experiences fear, nervousness, or stress in a dental setting. This anxiety is often the result of a one-time traumatic event at a dental clinic. It can also be a more general fear of things like injections and dental instruments, feeling judged, or simply not knowing what to expect.

Whatever the cause of the underlying fear, dental anxiety is not something to feel embarrassed about. Know that it is possible to have a stress-free, pleasant experience at the dentist. In fact, when you have the right dentist, you can rely on it!

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How to overcome the fear of the dentist


Choose a trustworthy dentist (look for lots of 5-star reviews as a great sign!)


Tell your dental team that you suffer from anxiety

Ask lots of questions so you know what to expect

Consider sedation options (learn more below)

Hear from our patients


The atmosphere in the office is warm and welcoming. The doctor and staff genuinely care about you as an individual as well as the health of your teeth and gums.

– Ruth L.

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Sedation dentistry for dental anxiety

Sedation helps make treatments painless and effective. If you’re feeling extra stressed or worried, we often recommend a sedation option to help you relax.

At Brimfield Family Dentistry, we offer 3 types of sedation to help you relax and feel comfortable:

  • IV sedation
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedation

Ready for a dental visit without anxiety?

We provide comfortable, stress-free care. Call us at (309) 320-8750 or contact us online.


Monday: 7am–3pm
Tuesday: 7am–3pm
Wednesday: 8:30am–3pm
Thursday: 7am–3pm
Friday: 7am–3pm


232 E. Knoxville St.
Brimfield, IL 61517

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Call (309) 320-8750