Will Dentists Who “Cater to Cowards” Prescribe Marijuana?

I’ve seen some dentists advertise they “cater to cowards,” but I’m not really sure what that means. I’m not a coward, but I do get really anxious and agitated when I visit the dentist. The last time I went in, I had to have a root canal. It was so bad I haven’t been back […]

How Long Can You Wait to See a Dentist?

I’ve had a toothache for a couple of days, but am terrified of the idea of going to a dentist. How long can a cavity wait before it turns serious? Dan Dear Dan, First, let me assure you many people share your dental anxiety and prefer to avoid the dentist at all costs. As for […]

Can’t Stand the New Dentist

I am feeling a bit lost. I had a dentist who was very patient with my anxiety. He would pause when I needed. He always explained what he was doing too. I never loved going to the dentist but he at least made it possible for me. This year he retired. I just tried the […]

Dental Anxiety During Chemo

I don’t know if there’s a way to help me but I thought I’d reach out and try. I’m in the middle of my third round of chemo. My teeth have really taken a beating during my treatments. I know I need to get them tended to, but every nerve in my body hurts— including […]

Xanax Before Dental Appointments

I have quite a nervous disposition. Because of my anxiety, which is severe at times, my doctor keeps me regularly supplied with Xanax. It really relaxes me and helps me function. I haven’t been to the dentist in a while, but I was wondering if I did go, could I take a Xanax before the […]

Husband Hiding Anxiety

Can you help me? My husband hasn’t been taking care of himself. We’ve only been married a few years. He’s really great to make sure I get to the dentist and get medical care and such, but I never see him provide those things for himself. I brought it up last night, he said he’s […]

Need a Dentist Who Caters to Fearful Patients Now!

Can you help a gal out? I’ve had a dentist for years who understood my fear of dentists. He joked that he always catered to cowards. He did, too! He made my appointments bearable and sometimes even fun. I moved to a neighboring state, but the last two dentists I tried were complete disasters. I […]

Is sedation the only solution for panic attacks at the dentist?

I’m concerned that I need sedation dentistry and will have to switch dentists. I am always a coward at the dentist but last Wednesday was worse than ever. I had a panic attack in the waiting area and had to leave. When I pulled into the parking lot I started feeling nauseous. I was thinking […]

My husband is afraid and needs a cater to cowards dentist

Will you please give me some advice on how to convince my husband to see a cater to cowards dentist? He had been doing well with dental appointments, but within the last 2 years he has experienced exceptional stress at work and it seems to be affecting him in other areas. He now gets nervous […]