Brookline Dental Patients: Let Us Alleviate Your Anxiety About Visiting the Dentist!

Does the idea of visiting the dentist make your heart pound a little faster? You’re not alone. Research reveals that 5-8% of Americans avoid dentists due to fear, and as many as 20% experience such severe dental anxiety that they’ll only go to the dentist if it’s an absolute necessity.


As you know, regular visits with Dr. Stock and the SmileBrookline team are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and to help protect your whole-body health. It’s our top priority to make your visits as comfortable as possible. We’re sensitive to your fears, concerns, and circumstances!

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Here are a few ways our Brookline Dental team puts your fears to rest:


We promise to listen: If you are anxious, always feel free to let us know right away when you book your appointment. We’re sensitive to the needs and concerns of our patients – whether they’re afraid of pain or needles or have had a bad experience in the past. We promise to listen carefully to your concerns – your concerns are our concerns!


Dental sedation may be an option: Dental sedation is a safe and effective solution that has helped many patients overcome their fear of the dental chair. If you’re interested in learning more about sedation, please let us know and we’ll discuss options with you. Several Brookline dental patients prefer having a sedative administered prior to treatment, and our doctors always use the safest methods to ensure you feel no discomfort during your appointment.


You are in control: If at any time during your appointment you feel uncomfortable or are in pain, simply raise your hand and we will stop. Our Brookline dental team places comfort at the top of their priorities, and will go above and beyond to maximize your comfort while in the chair.

We will not rush you into a decision: If a specific treatment is needed or recommended, Dr. Stock will discuss all your options so you can make an educated choice.

No surprises: If you’re anxious about costs of necessary dental treatments, be assured that we will go out of our way to fully educate you about the costs upfront, so there are no surprises later on. Our treatment coordinator, Dr. Stock, will explain financing options as well as what may or may not be covered by your dental insurance. Many Brookline dental practices charge an arm and a leg for treatment, even when it’s just basic restorative work. At SmileBrookline, we offer excellent care for a reasonable price; we are understanding of our patient’s financial circumstances and can arrange payment plans accordingly.

We make it our aim to put you at ease throughout your entire experience with SmileBrookline. If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, please call us at (617) 731-3364 and tell us your concerns. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and we hope to relieve your anxiety!