How We Help You Deal with Dental Anxiety & Fear

Medically Reviewed By
Jonathan G. Campbell, DDS, FAGD
One of the top rated Dentist in Salt Lake City, UT
Jonathan G. Campbell taking with patient

Let’s begin by stating:

Dental anxiety is normal, and you’re not alone!

It’s estimated that over 60% of people worldwide suffer from dental fear.

But just because it’s common doesn’t mean you should continue to bear it (or avoid it altogether).

So, how do you get over dental anxiety?

Overcoming dental anxiety isn’t about bravery or “sucking it up and getting it over with.” And it’s not a solo venture!

To effectively deal with your dental anxiety, you need a dental anxiety dentist.

Now, a “dental anxiety dentist” isn’t an official term or specialty. But essentially, it’s a dentist who understands common fears and triggers for dental anxiety patients, knows how to handle those and help you relax, and offers dental treatments and amenities that help, like dental sedation.

At Legacy Dental, we consider ourselves dental anxiety dentists in Salt Lake City, UT. And in this blog, you’ll see how we help you deal with dental anxiety.

Not from the Salt Lake City area? Don’t leave just yet! The information below will help you know what to look for when searching “dental anxiety dentist near me.”

How we help you overcome dental anxiety and fear

“Together with kindness, knowledge, and skill, we achieve excellent dental care.”

This was a statement written by Legacy Dental’s late founder, Galen V. Campbell, DDS, and to this day, our SLC dentists uphold it.

Kindness and compassion are the frameworks of our practice, and your comfort is paramount to us!

Below is a preview of the services and amenities we offer that have helped countless patients manage their dental anxiety, so they’re able to receive the dental care they need and want in a stress-free manner!

Sedation dentistry to help you relax

Sedation dentistry uses anti-anxiety medication to help you receive dental care without anxiety and fear.

You’ll feel very calm, comfortable, unaware of the time and the tasks at hand, and won’t feel pain. You may even sleep through the appointment, depending on the type of sedative.

We offer three types of dental sedation in Salt Lake City:

  • Nitrous Oxide (free of charge at Legacy Dental!)
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation
Modern technology to improve your care

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’ll be surprised by how much has changed with dental technology.

Dentistry nowadays is faster, way more comfortable, longer-lasting, and undeniably looks more natural.

Our SLC dental office houses all the latest dental technology and equipment for the highest quality of treatments.

Receive all services under one roof

We know how hard it can be to visit one dentist, let alone visit multiple if you need specialty procedures.

That’s why we’ve assembled a team of four trusted dentists at Legacy Dental. Together, they offer all of your dental care needs under one roof.

That way, you’ll feel at ease with the familiarity of our office and friendly faces.

Our services include:

Emergency dentistry available

We don’t ever want you to be in pain – not during a dental procedure or unexpectedly at home. Especially because we know pain is a huge trigger for dental anxiety.

With our emergency dental care, we’ll treat and get you out of pain ASAP.

Open communication to keep you informed

Whether you want to know exactly what to expect at each step of treatment or seek transparency in your oral health care, we offer open and clear communication at all times.

No unwanted surprises here!

Flexible appointment times

With convenient appointment times, you choose when it’s best for you to visit us.

This way, you avoid scenarios that might cause you unnecessary stress, like driving during peak traffic hours or having to take time off work.

We offer morning, evening, and Saturday appointments.

Affordable financial options

Money should not dictate if or when you visit the dentist.

Dental care is essential for not just your oral health but your entire body, and we believe everyone (including you!) deserves to have access to affordable, high-quality dentistry.

To keep dental care within budget, our financial solutions include:

  • Accepting most dental insurance plans
  • Offering an in-house membership plan
  • Taking cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
  • Allowing financing through CareCredit
Complimentary virtual consultations
  • Taking the first step is often the hardest. So to make matters easier, we offer complimentary virtual consultations.

    All you have to do is complete a form online and tell us what you’d like to discuss or know about our practice. Then within five business days, you’ll receive a personalized video from one of our friendly dentists.

    If you think we’re the right fit for you or want to continue the conservation, you can contact us to book an appointment or in-office consultation.

    It’s 100% risk-free!


You can trust us!

Trust is a large component of dental anxiety management.

You can trust that our entire team at Legacy Dental are:

  • Gentle and patient with you during treatment
  • Non-judgemental about your current health or decisions
  • Respectful of your time, money, and faith in us
  • Looking out for your best interest, and will not recommend unnecessary treatment
  • Highly skilled and experienced in all areas of dentistry

We’ve got you back! Together, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs and wants.

What’s next?

The first step is contacting us to schedule an initial appointment (consultation). We offer various ways for you to reach us. Choose whatever way is more comfortable for you.

We’re proud to serve neighborhoods throughout the Salt Lake City area, including Salt Lake County, Millcreek, East Millcreek, Holladay, Sugarhouse, Murray, Midvale, South Salt Lake, Sandy, Taylorsville, West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, and Herriman.

Legacy Dental blog is proudly run by our Salt Lake City dentists team; We share knowledge about general dental care and practices. Apart from running this blog, we offer various dental services such as general dentistry, emergency dentistry, and dental implants for the community in Salt Lake City, Utah

How to reach us in and around Salt Lake City, Utah

Monday: 8.00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8.00am – 8:00pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8.00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 2:00pm
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