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Suffering with Dental Fear?

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You can overcome it, and we’ll help you do it!

Can’t bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you’re not alone… millions stay away each year for just that reason.

Everyone in our practice understands dental fear, and we’re trained in forming good relationships with fearful patients. So if you’re feeling apprehensive, speak up. We’ll listen to your needs and work with you to ensure your comfort. We can establish a signal, such as a raised hand, for you to use when you want a pause. Techniques such as distraction, simple suggestions, and relaxation exercises are also helpful.

Tips for Dealing with Dental Fear

Before your appointment:

  • Avoid caffeine. It can leave you jittery for six hours.
  • Try a little exercise—good for three hours of relaxation.
  • Bring headphones (or borrow some of ours) to soothe your nerves with calming music.
  • Bolster your spirits with positive self-talk. Tell yourself, “I can handle this,” and remember times when you have coped with tough situations.

You can handle it, and we’ll help you do it!

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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