Easing Dental Anxiety

We welcome patients from Davenport - Cedar Rapids - Dubuque, Iowa
Galena - Illinois

Dubuque Sleep DentistryIf you are afraid of dental visits, you are not alone. Many people procrastinate about getting the dental care they need because of uneasiness, anxiety or dental phobia. Procrastination may lead to bigger dental issues, requiring more complex procedures and more time in the dentist’s chair. If dental anxiety is an issue for you, it makes sense to see your dentist regularly and take care of your dental needs before they grow large.

Effortless Cosmetic Dentistry for Beautiful Results

Thanks to incredible advances in dentistry, today's dental procedures are considerably briefer, less invasive, and often completely pain-free. At Exceptional Dentistry, we take your fears seriously and help you feel completely comfortable. We encourage you to stop by our dental office with your young child so he or she can become familiar with the dental environment prior to any appointment.

Dr. Ted Murray and Dr. Kristen Berning are experts in helping children and adults manage and conquer dental anxiety. Common fears regarding pain, needles, numbness and loss of control are easily managed. Throughout every phase of your procedure, the doctors explain what to expect during each step. If you wish, you can establish a hand signal to indicate when you want to stop the procedure. This is effective when you feel uncomfortable, want to rinse your mouth, or simply need to take a break.

Creature Comforts Enhance Your Dental Visit

Our reception room features a beverage bar for your enjoyment. Many of our patients arrive early to unwind with juice, tea, or coffee before their appointment.

To enhance your dental experience, we offer iPods with a selection of music for your listening pleasure. Warm blankets and lemon-scented towels refresh, relax and soothe you during your procedure. For longer appointments, you may enjoy an electronic back massage with optional heat settings to ease tense muscles.

Neck support and lumbar support pillows, silk eye cover tension relievers, blankets, Advil and other amenities are available to make your visit comfortable. If there is anything else you need, simply ask and we will do our best to provide it for you.

Relax Completely with Sedation Dentistry

Some people prefer sedation dentistry to manage their dental experience. Nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation are three safe options for anxious patients who wish to relax completely during their procedure.

At Exceptional Dentistry, there is no longer any reason to fear the dentist. Dr. Ted Murray and Dr. Berning have helped many patients successfully overcome their fears, so you can receive the vital dental care you need for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.

In Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa, and also serving Galena, Illinois. Exceptional Dentistry offers the treatments you want and the personal care you deserve. Please contact our anxiety-free dental practice today to begin your journey to better dental health.




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Dubuque Cosmetic Dentistry

4200 Asbury Road

Dubuque, IA 52002

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