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​Dental Anxiety and Fear

Many people fear even stepping into a dental office, let alone sitting down in the dental chair.


And this fear is more common than people realize.  Approximately 9-15% of the population, or 30-40 million ​Americans avoid seeing the dentist because they are overwhelmed with fear and anxiety.


We get it.  And while ABC Dental does not offer sedation dentistry, we do have a team of super gentle and awesome assistants and doctors.


If you let our front office know that you suffer from dental anxiety, or even that seeing the dentist is somewhat tense for you, we'll do everything we can to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible


Here is a list of some of the most common dental fears:

  • Fear of embarrassment about the condition of teeth.
  • Fear of gagging.
  • Fear of injections.
  • Fear of loss of control.
  • Fear of not becoming numb when injected with Novocain.
  • Fear of pain.
  • Fear of the dentist as a person.
  • Fear of the hand piece (or the drill).



​How to cope with dental anxiety and fear

​Here are some simple strategies that you can practice to make your visit less stressful.

  • ​Distracting yourself by counting or playing mental games
  • ​Distancing yourself by telling yourself that the pain feels like something else, or that you are somewhere else (tropical paradise comes to mind)
  • ​Strengthening yourself by repeating a mantra that "I am strong.  This will be over with soon and I'll can do this."  
  • Embracing the positive by reminding yourself that the best way to avoid major dental procedures is by staying on top of your regular dental visits.  Nothing provokes anxiety like not getting proper dental care when things are small and letting them escalate into major dental problems.  
  • ​Zoning out by listening to headphones


We see a fair number of patients who came to us after not seeing a dentist for years because they were anxious or fearful.  ​Come and see why our patients love us.


What ​Our Patients Say


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​Wonderful team, and very professional dentist. Dr. Nada always the best.


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​If I get there 15 minutes early they're ready for me! They offer reminders, smiles, and great customer service!


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​AMAZING PEOPLE THERE THE DOCTOR WAS VERY NICE TOO. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT


Where are we Located


ABC Dental has extended office hours 6 Days a week and plenty of free parking.

4608 W Diversey
(In Hall Plaza ​with the Walmart)
Chicago, IL 60639
 (773) ​481-2200

Da​y

Time

Monday

10AM–7PM

Tuesday

11AM–7PM

Wednesday

11AM-7PM

Thursday

10AM–5PM

Friday

11AM–7PM

Saturday

9AM–4PM

Sunday

Closed

We are the most chosen dentist in the 60639, 60647, 60618, and 60657 zip codes. Patients choose us for our welcoming staff, our family practice, extended hours, reasonable prices, AND free parking.