Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Why Do People Fear Dentists?


For a victim of dental phobia, the mere sight of a dental clinic can result in a cold sweat. Defined as an irrational or excessive fear that provokes an intense response and avoidance behaviors, a phobia can cause significant distress. In the case of dental phobia, it can affect the quality of one’s oral health. A dental phobia can be difficult to define because there are many types of fears associated with dentistry. Some fears are perfectly rational. Others may be irrational or rooted in general distrust. An extreme, overwhelming reaction is often indicative of a phobia, but many subtypes of dental anxiety and phobia exist.

Common Causes and Risk Factors Associated with Dentist Phobia

Virtually anyone of any age or from walk of life can suffer from dental phobia. Here are some of the most common causes and risk factors:

  • Previous frightening, painful, or humiliating experiences in a dental setting
  • A history of physical or emotional abuse, including bullying
  • An uncaring or cold dentist, especially one who does not manage patient pain
  • Fear of embarrassment or criticism of oral care habits
  • Horror stories told by others or a loved one’s reaction to a negative dental experience

Effects of Dental Fear on Daily Life

Besides the uncomfortable symptoms from anxiety and untreated dental problems, the effects of dental fear can lead to a loss of self-esteem and a sense of guilt over dental neglect. In some cases, poor oral health can lead to general health issues, and the effects on a person’s social and professional life can be significant. Extreme dental phobia may even cause a patient to avoid all medical doctors for fear of them suggesting dental treatment after an oral examination.

Is Dental Fear Justified?

Today’s advanced dentistry is usually pain free, and modern dentists are more aware of the devastating impact of dental fear. Many who suffer from dental phobia report that finding a compassionate dentist who is willing to work with them to reduce anxiety has made a world of difference. Patients looking to escape dental anxiety should speak openly about their concerns with a dentist who understands and cares about their fears.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, 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 Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very knowledge and caring staff. Doctor is very precise and made me feel at ease with preocedure. Would definitely recommend this office to friends and family!
Roxana G.
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Alisa M.
I love this place, the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Very helpful. The ladies at the front desk always have a smile on and that is very welcoming. Danielle is one of a kind, treats you like […]
Cash C.
Dental One Associates is a great place for gentle dental work and really nice people. They make you feel comfortable and always make sure you are okay before you leave. I would definitely recommend […]
Stephenie B.
The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The pricing is […]
John R.
Was quick and painless.
Vince J.
I was very happy with my whole dental cleaning experience. Clean office, friendly staff, and great treatment.
Veronica A.
I never enjoyed going to the dentist but Dr Perez and his staff are so nice. They answer all my questions and give good recommendations. The procedures I’ve had left me smiling and the office is […]
Kathy C.
Excellent service they acknowledge you when you come in staff very professional Dr Perez is GREAT Danielle the Hygienist is great . Suffer from vertigo and they accommodated me in a way that I did […]
Noemi T.
Rebecca and Danielle were extremely nice. I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the office. Front office staff was great. Dr. Perez was patient, informative, and very friendly.
Amber N.
Because I was very pleased with the service/care I received from Dr. Perez & his staff, I wlll recommend the office to my family & friends.
Shirley M.
The ENTIRE staff is just amazing ! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING, their super friendly and they care , I’ve had a few fillings an extractions and Dr.Perez made it a walk in the park for me I highly […]
The staff with Dr. Perez is awesome! I would never go anywhere else. Laurie seems to work all around the clock, never a moment to spare, however always willing to do more! Ms. Kerrin is never at a […]
Friskuation M.
I have very bad anxiety an Dr.Perez and Tam/Tran? (Sorry I’m hard of hearing) & staff did amazing at pulling my tooth. Im grateful to heroes like them who help others. I’ll be coming back […]
DohDeer S.
Amazing experience. The staff is very hospitable, and extremely confident in their work. That confidence is backed by the quality.
Donovan J.
I have very bad anxiety an Dr.Perez and Tam & staff did amazing at pulling my tooth. Im grateful to heroes like them who help others. I’ll be coming back for cleaning etc.
DohDeer S.
Very Professional & Courteous Staff puts patients at ease. Down-to-earth Hygenist & Dentist Perez ain’t bad either.
Clarissa P.
The excellent hygienist Danielle solved a pesky tooth-staining issue for me. Everyone was really professional and nice.
Claire B.
Staff seeming to truly in tune with you ability to adapt when scared to death. Willing to answer all your questions & concerns. Didn’t rush you out just because it was their lunch time. […]
Brenda G.
The customer service and quality of dental care.
Constance S.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (770) 872-0728
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