Fear Not, My Friend: Overcome Dental Anxiety in One Trip to Bright Star Dental

Dental anxiety is something many people can relate to. Research suggests that it’s even more common than the fear of heights.


Most who suffer from dental anxiety deal with their fears by simply avoiding trips to a dentist’s office altogether, but that can lead to a host of health problems. So what can a person do to overcome their fear?


If your dental anxiety is standing in the way of proper oral care, consider visiting Dr. Gilbert at Bright Star Dental in lovely Las Cruces, NM. When you let this experienced, caring team take care of you, dental anxiety can become a thing of the past in only one visit.


There are many reasons that make Bright Star Dental the office you will actually want to visit.


An Inviting Atmosphere


One of the best ways to conquer your dental anxiety is to choose a dentist who is sensitive to your needs and puts your comfort first. Dr. Gilbert and his compassionate team at Bright Star Dental do exactly that. For nearly 30 years, they have provided the highest quality of care in a safe, comfortable environment for all of their patients.


When most of us walk into a dentist’s office, we see triggers everywhere that can immediately quicken the pulse, from posters on the wall depicting horrifying images of the effects of gum disease to the sounds of equipment in far off rooms where we’re certain someone is being tortured. Even the smell of a dentist’s office can induce panic.


However, at Bright Star Dental, you can’t even tell you’re in a dentist’s office. Located in beautiful Las Cruces, NM, patients are immediately set at ease by


  • Our staff of warm, friendly professionals who care about you and your overall experience.


  • Our modern, stylish, and comfortable offices where walls are adorned with pictures of smiling, happy people instead of the cold, uninviting infographics you find in other practices.


  • Our complimentary refreshments to enjoy while you wait.


  • Our relaxing, heated massage chairs and warm blankets that will help you stay calm and comfortable while you receive treatment.


Dr. Gilbert and his compassionate staff make your comfort level their top priority and give patients an experience that feels much more like a day at the spa than a trip to the dentist.

Call us today to schedule a visit at Bright Star Dental and experience it for yourself!


Compassionate Care


According to Dr. Gilbert, nearly 80% of the patients who come into his office feel anxiety in some form or another. As someone who’s had a lot of dental work himself, he knows exactly what it feels like to be a patient, and he can often sense when a patient is feeling frightened even if they don’t say anything about it.


Experienced Professionals Who Know How You Feel

Another way that Bright Star Dental creates a calming experience for patients is their attention to a person’s body language during treatment and knowing when to make adjustments according to that person’s needs. Whether a patient has dental anxiety or not, our kind, friendly staff treat everyone who walks into our office like a member of the family.


At Bright Star Dental, we go out of our way to make you feel welcome. Many of our patients have been with us since we opened in 1989, and it’s because when you’re here, you’re treated with the care and concern you deserve from a healthcare professional.


Dr. Gilbert’s calm, quiet demeanor immediately puts you at ease. When you visit our office for yourself, you’ll feel exactly the same way.


Longer Appointments and Attentive Care

Most doctors move very quickly from patient to patient, but Dr. Gilbert allows for longer appointments with his patients so he can carefully explain his treatment plans for you to ensure that you understand everything that’s going to happen while you’re under his care. He won’t make you feel rushed the way some doctors’ offices do, but instead will give you the time and attention you deserve.


Oral Sedation

Dr. Gilbert and his compassionate team know the value of being thoughtful, kind, and gentle to their patients, especially those who suffer from anxiety. Bright Star Dental also offers oral sedation because they understand that being kind and gentle are sometimes not enough to allay people’s fears.


With oral sedation, a patient requires less anaesthetic and is able to be treated safely and quickly, so oftentimes, a procedure that takes two hours may only feel like 5 minutes to the patient.


A Dentist You’ll WANT to Visit For Years to Come

Some of the patients who’ve come to his office haven’t been to the dentist in 10, and in some cases, even 20 years because they’re so frightened. But thanks to the warm atmosphere and caring staff at Bright Star Dental, these patients are able to return to Dr. Gilbert for future procedures without experiencing any dental anxiety at all. If you call and schedule a visit today, you too will want to return for many years to come.


If you’ve been avoiding a trip to the dentist because you’re frightened or anxious, call our office at 575-680-1084 and schedule an appointment with a dentist who makes your comfort and relaxation their primary focus. Ask them about the various comfort options available to you.

Start taking care of yourself by letting us take care you. Call Bright Star Dental today!


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