A Gentle Approach and Effective Sedation Help Ease Dental Phobia

Dr. John Goodman and his team are committed to your overall well-being. We work to create a relaxing and welcoming environment where every patient can receive stress-free care. Dental phobia is a common and understandable problem. Like many patients, you may have had an unpleasant experience elsewhere that has colored your view of dentistry. Our staff can help you feel comfortable and relaxed from the moment you step into our Kansas City, MO, practice. 

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     We strive to help even the most anxious patients relax at our office and even look forward to their dental appointments.

Non-Judgmental, Empathetic Treatment

Dr. Goodman recognizes that dental phobia is very common and also understands that many patients are quite embarrassed by their fears. Frequently, they do not schedule dental visits because of the emotional strain. As a result, they may suffer from seriously compromised oral health, eventually requiring more significant restorative procedures than they would otherwise need. By extending a compassionate hand to these patients, Dr. Goodman can help ease patients' anxiety and concern.

Dr. Goodman can provide nitrous oxide sedation to relax you and keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.

Because of Dr. Goodman's expertise, he has a thorough understanding of what causes dental anxiety and its more severe counterpart, dental phobia. Anxiety can arise due to many different factors, including:

  • A negative experience elsewhere
  • Frightening stories told by other people
  • Claustrophobia
  • A fear of needles
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Difficulty or discomfort sitting in the dental chair for an extended period of time

At our office, we foster a completely judgment-free zone. Our team is ready to assist patients in whatever way possible.

A Relaxing Environment to Put You at Ease

The first thing you will notice when you enter the reception area is the friendly staff and the inviting feel of our office. In fact, patients have remarked that our practice is so unlike a dental office that they immediately feel relaxed. The team stays on top of their schedule so your appointments should always start on time. You can also enjoy a blanket, a pillow, and other personal touches.

Most importantly, Dr. Goodman has a warm and friendly chairside manner. He will listen carefully to all your needs and goals and answer any questions you have. In this way, he can simultaneously put your mind at ease and ensure your complete satisfaction with the results of your treatment.

Receive the Care You Deserve

If you suffer from dental anxiety, call the office at (816) 842-8585 or use the online contact form to learn more about how Dr. Goodman's gentle, personalized approach can alleviate your dental anxiety. A member of our team will be happy to discuss how they can help you receive the dental care you need in a stress-free environment. 

John P. Goodman, DDS

John P. Goodman, DDS We Give Kansas City a Reason to Smile!

Dr. John Goodman has more than two decades of experience serving the community of Kansas City, MO. He offers a comprehensive range of services to address all types of dental problems, and he accepts CareCredit® financing to make treatment as accessible as possible. 

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call us at (816) 842-8585.

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"My experience with Dr. John Goodman DDS was outstanding. The entire staff was courteous and very accommodating. Dr. Goodman made me feel very comfortable but also finally gave me hope for having that "beautiful smile" that we (with not so good teeth) always wish for. I left feeling elated and excited for the first time about a dental appointment."

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