Photo of Joy and Valerie
Have a question?
Ask Joy and Valerie.

Have a question about insurance or your dental care? Joy and Valerie are here to help. Fill out our handy online contact form to get the answers you need!

Contact Us

Anti-Anxiety Regimens

Do you suffer from dental anxiety?

If so, you aren't alone. Dental anxiety is very common, and a large percentage of our population struggles with this problem. For some, dental anxiety is so overwhelming that they may be tempted to avoid even the most routine services and treatments.  Anti Anxiety Dental Regimen Mitchell SD

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

At Dental Health Partners, your complete comfort and well-being are very important to us. We want to help you overcome your fear because, obviously, dental problems don't just go away. Postponing treatment usually involves more complicated and invasive treatment when the problem is finally addressed. 

Our primary goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable in your surroundings. We’ve found that many people suffering from dental anxiety had a past experience with a dentist who they felt wasn’t considerate of their needs. Helping you understand your underlying fears is the first step to controlling and eliminating your anxiety. 

Anti-Anxiety Options to Soothe Your Anxiety 

Our anti-anxiety options will allow you to feel calm and relaxed before, during, and after treatment:

Nitrous Oxide or Inhalation Analgesia Gas – You have probably heard nitrous oxide referred to as laughing gas. This is a very effective form of anti-anxiety for our patients who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety. Nitrous will calm you and help you feel relaxed and somewhat drowsy. Throughout your procedure, a member of our team will be by your side in case the level of sedation needs to be increased to keep you comfortable. 

Oral Sedation Pills – If you need more complex treatment or experience a greater level of dental anxiety, oral sedation is a very effective choice. Dr. Cody or Dr. Melissa will prescribe two small pills for you to take about an hour before your appointment. Taking the medication before you’re due for your appointment will help you relax even before you arrive at our office. Because these pills are so effective, we do ask you to have a driver to and from our office.

Overcome Your Fears and Get the Help You Need

Our team is committed to helping you overcome your worries by showing you that compassionate dentistry will help alleviate your fears and allow you to receive the care that is so important to your well-being.

If you have been postponing dental treatment because of dental anxiety, we urge you to contact our Mitchell dental office to make an appointment. With effective and safe anti-anxiety sedation options, we will help calm your fears and allow you to take control of your oral health.

  • “Everyone is so nice, friendly and very professional. Love Dr. Melissa and the staff I met today. Jill did an awesome job explaining everything. You are all AWESOME!!! I will definitely recommend Dental Health Partners to everyone. Thank you for all you guys do. See you soon!! Have a great day!!”

    - Karen M.

    “I know I won't be the first to say it, but I hate going to the dentist (sorry Dr. Melissa - you really are great). Having Ashley T. as my hygienist was the best part of my visit! She makes me forget that I'm in the chair, mouth wide open. :) Thanks again everyone! No cavities! Woohoo!”

    - Ryan T.
  • “They were on time, good to work with, friendly reminders beforehand, painless!! had a crown replaced and all went well. Also had a cleaning also went well with no pain and helpful hints on good and better ways to prevent cleaning issues.”

    - A Patient

    “Had a filling replaced. It was a filling done previously and wasn't quite done correctly by a dentist who used to work a dental health partners. They stood behind the previous work and replaces the filling at no expense to me. The work done is so much better. Thank you Dental Health Partners”

    - A Patient
  • “I would recommend Dental Health Partners for anyone who wants thorough and professional dental care. I have always been treated with friendly and caring personnel. They are honest and detailed at each checkup but never push anything unnecessary. I drive an hour and forty-five minutes for my appointment, which proves how much I like this facility.”

    - A Patient

    “The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They can work around my schedule and still get me into the office in a timely manner. My hygienist that day (I think her name is Ashley) was friendly and professional. No judgement whatsoever! Would recommend to a friend or family member in a heart beat!”

    - A Patient
Dental Health Partners Logo
240 E. 23rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
(605) 996-1316
Map & Directions