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You can take control of your dental anxiety!

Most people would agree that going to the dentist isn’t very high on their list of favorite activities; it definitely falls under the category of necessity, not recreation. The fact is, regular dental visits are beneficial for our health. But if you suffer from dental anxiety, taking care of your teeth can turn from a chore to terrifying. The good news is, you can take control and Dr. Low can help!

Understanding dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is caused by numerous reasons and each patients’ anxiety level, and the cause may be different. It’s normal to feel a little uneasy about a dental visit, but anxiety or phobia goes beyond discomfort. A phobia can be described as intense, unreasonable fear. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone!
An estimated 9%-15% of Americans experience anxiety strong enough that it keeps them from going to the dentist for care. While that percentage may not sound like much, those numbers add up to 30-40 million people! Dental phobia and anxiety affect the oral and overall health of millions of people.

Dental anxiety is a sense of uneasiness about upcoming appointments, dental phobia, however, goes beyond uneasiness. If you find yourself experiencing intense fear or dread about dental treatment, you may be suffering from dental phobia. How can you overcome your fears?

Working together to overcome anxiety

At Above and Beyond Dentistry, we understand the difference between dental phobia and anxiety. Dr. Low and our staff work to create an environment that can help you move past your fears!

One way we can help you take control of your anxiety or phobia is sedation dentistry. Oral sedation is a small, effective, tranquilizer taken before your visit to help you relax. You’re able to push past your fear and enjoy quality care! If you’d prefer to sleep through your visit, we can work with an oral surgeon to provide IV sedation and help you sleep through your treatment!

We also work hard to create an environment that puts you at ease and helps you feel in control of your care. Our staff wants you to feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Low has found that the best way to reduce feelings of helplessness and loss of personal space is to keep you informed. We treat you like family and keep you involved in every step of the treatment process.

It’s time to move past anxiety!

Working together with Dr. Low, you can overcome your anxiety and reduce your phobia of dental work. You can have healthy, strong teeth and a good routine of dental care without anxiety or fear! Schedule a consultation to learn more about our treatment options. Call Above and Beyond Dentistry today!

About Dr Kevin Low

It could be argued that Dr.Kevin Low was born to be a dentist. Dr. Low has been around drills and prophy-paste his whole life, as his father was also a practicing dentist. As a teen, he would volunteer in his dad's dental office, and those days he spent watching his father work made him realize that dentistry was more than just drilling and filling. He watched patients come into his dad's office self-conscious, and leave as people who could not wait to show off their new smiles. Dr. Low saw the transformational impact restoring someone's smile had on their life, and knew he wanted to be the guy to do it.

Dr. Low began his journey by training in health sciences during his undergraduate years at Creighton University in Omaha. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went on to the School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Armed with the knowledge and passion of a caring and skilled doctor, he began his search for the perfect place to practice.

In 2009 he landed the amazing position at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. Having been raised on the West Coast, Dr. Low was happy to be back to the mild winters of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Low loves where he works, and really considers it an honor to be able to practice what he loves every day.

Dr. Low boasts of having the best team in Washington at Above and Beyond Dentistry and Implants. His team exemplifies what it means to be in the healthcare profession. They are caring, gentle, and professional. They truly love working with the community members of Battle Ground, Washington. You won't find a better place to have your dental health taken care of than at Dr. Low's office.

Dr. Low also appreciates all things technology-based, and offers the most up to date procedures to his patients. He loves that he is in a place where he can transform his patients' smiles more comfortably than ever before. Dr. Low is making a difference, one smile at a time, and would love to be a lifelong partner in your oral health.

His story has truly come full circle, as he gets to transform the health and smiles of patients every day. He can‘t imagine doing anything else with his career.

Stop in and meet Dr. Low and his team, or give us a call at (360) 989-3717.

Office Hours

Monday 8-5 | Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 7-4 | Thursday 7-4

360-687-0909
1908 NW 1st Way, Ste 105
Battle Ground, WA 98604