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Dental Anxiety, Your Child, and How We Can Help

Our top Decatur, IL pediatrician understands dental anxiety, especially in children, and he has a lot of experience helping even the most anxious child learn to enjoy the dentist’s office.

If your child suffers from dental anxiety in Mt. Zion, IL or the surrounding areas, we can help.

What Is Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a fear or anxiety centered on dental care, and there are many different reasons for dental anxiety in children, including:

  • Fear of the dental instruments or the dental setting
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear mimicked from possible parental fear of the dentist

Sometimes dental anxiety in children comes down to inadequate preparation—a child is brought to the dentist and has no ...

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