Around Halloween, you might like to laugh in the face of fear with your favorite, poorly-acted slasher movie or a thrilling tour through a haunted house with friends.

When you think about your real, deep-rooted fears, though, things suddenly aren’t so funny.

Today, your friends at Butte Family Dental want you to know it actually is possible to one day look back on your fear of the dentist and have a good laugh. That’s because we offer effective strategies, such as dental sedation options, for calming your nerves and maximizing comfort and relaxation so you can gain confidence about treatment and reclaim control of your oral health!

When The Dentist Office Has You Triggered…

Most fearful patients are triggered from the moment they arrive for a dental appointment because of the sights, sounds, and smells of a standard office environment.

Here are other reasons you might be afraid:

*Lack Of Control*

You’re not the one performing the dental procedure on yourself, so unless your dentist is explaining what’s happening, you’re going to be completely in someone else’s hands.

And that is frightening!

Just like a haunted house where you have no idea what’s lurking behind the next corner, fear of the unknown only stresses you out more.

At Butte Family Dental, we understand that taking the time to explain what’s going on and checking on you throughout the procedure to see how you’re doing is critical in easing your mind.


Because you avoid dental appointments, your teeth and gums have, no doubt, suffered as a result. Why would you want to subject yourself to the judgment and shaming you’re sure to hear from the dentist and staff?

A fair point, but we’re a caring team of professionals who are here to help and support you, not lecture you!

*Past Trauma*

It doesn’t matter how much time has gone by, if you had a painful dentist appointment long ago, that trauma will stay with you.

No one can blame you for not wanting to repeat the same kind of experience, but so much about dentistry has changed in recent years that modern technology and techniques have all but eliminated pain and discomfort.

*Scary Stories*

As if you didn’t do a good enough job on your own of psyching yourself out about a dentist appointment, chatty Susan over in the next cubicle had to open her big mouth about the time she had to have the same dental procedure and went on and on about what a nightmare it was!

Sometimes, people think they’re helping by sharing their own experiences with terrible dental treatments, but they don’t always realize their horror stories tend to have the opposite effect.

…Calm Your Nerves With Dental Sedation!

For one patient, laughing gas may be all it takes to induce enough relaxation for them to feel more calm and comfortable.

For you, it might take much more than that.

That’s why we’ve put in the extra time and effort to be able to administer all three forms of dental sedation so our patients receive more personalized care according to their specific level of anxiety.

Whether you choose inhaled, oral, or IV sedation, you can ease back in the dental chair and let yourself fall into a deeply relaxed state for a more pleasant, soothing patient experience!

Take The First Step Today!

The only way today’s blog can bring about positive change in your oral and overall health is if you take the first step and give us a call.

At your appointment, you’ll have the chance to talk to us about your fears and concerns and what you need to feel calm and comfortable during your visits.

We’ll explain the ways we can help and figure out together the kind of dental sedation that will make you feel better during procedures so you can finally put dental fear behind you!

To schedule your stress-free appointment at Butte Family Dental, call us at 406-565-4458 or fill out our convenient online form.