Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue
11180 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213

Fighting Back Against Dental Fears


The idea of sitting in a dental chair is something that strikes fear in the hearts of countless individuals. Dental fears are not to be taken lightly, as the consequences of neglecting proper dental care have the potential to be quite severe. Fortunately, there are several simple steps that anyone dealing with dental fear can take to make visiting a dentist in East Detroit easier than they may have imagined.

The fear of the unknown is the cause of dental anxiety for countless individuals. Not knowing what sorts of problems a routine examination might reveal can cause some to experience a feeling of uneasiness they would much rather avoid. Concerns over potential discomfort, inconvenience, and expense stemming from cavities and/or gum disease that may be discovered keep many people from going to the dentist. The good news is that a strong commitment to preventive dental care on a daily basis can go a long way toward reducing the likelihood that such unpleasant surprises will occur. The confidence that comes from good dental care practices can help to stop dental fears in their tracks.

Another common trigger for those with serious dental anxiety has to do with the sights and sounds of the tools a dentist uses to perform procedures and examinations. Dental drills in particular seem to have the ability to cause a great deal of nervousness among such patients. Those suffering from this anxiety may prefer to seek a family dentistry expert skilled in the use of air abrasion, which eliminates the need for drills. Otherwise, simply spending some time becoming familiar with the tools a dentist uses, the sounds they make, and how they are used can work wonders for any nervous patient.

If the prospect of sitting in a dental chair fearfully trying to anticipate the dentist’s next move is simply too nerve-wracking to contemplate, it may be best for some patients to simply plug in some headphones, listen to soothing music, and mentally escape to someplace far away.

Sufferers of serious dental fears can take comfort in the fact that family dentistry practitioners everywhere are far more sensitive to their concerns than ever before. Being honest and forthright about dental anxiety is the best way to alert a dentist to the situation so they know to take extra steps to alleviate the dental fears and provide the most comfortable experience possible.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in East Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue today at (313) 925-3090 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in East Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue. 

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Patient Reviews
Everyone was friendly and understanding to my needs and concerns.
Jasmine W.
Did a walk-in appointment at this dental office and was amazed about how fast and efficient my visit was! Ive always been a bit wary about dental visits, but thanks to the amazing work from Dr.Z and […]
Jessica P.
The staff is very kind,the service great and Dr.Z makes sure that you understand the procedures when he see’s you.
Charlene P.
Because the dentist is very good and knowledgeable.
Jerry G.
Been a patient for over 20 years.. What more is there to say
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Micheal R.
I like how everyone welcome me as a new patient. Everyone is really nice and polite.
Brittany F.
Because of how they work with you on payment plans. . Been using this office since I was a child. Great dentist with a great staff.
Carla M.
You guys were awesome
Eijah F.
I love the staff they are really friendly and concern about your care.
Brianna T.
They make you feel like family…very professional
Caryn B.
They take good care of my daughter teeth
Nevaeh S.
I take my son here and he loves it since the first day he went keep up the great work
Latisha W.
Great and fast service. The staff is very friendly.
Cayvionne P.
I am the guardian for Marcus Hinton. I had my dentures repaired at your office and was impressed at number of little children you served. Most skipped happily inside for their procedure and skipped […]
Marcus H.
Fast friendly help me out with a lot
Shamika S.
This is the best dentist ever !!!!! They really were gentle and not expensive at all ….
D E.
I have 3 boys I’m usually out in two hours which is convieint for me
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Friendly staff very helpful
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  • Monday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Sunday Closed
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