Feel Good. Look Good. Because Dentistry Isn't Just A Science, It’s An Art.
Call us at: 505.994.1700
Steven Fife DDS, PC
2240 Grande Blvd SE Suite 101
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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"Thank you for all your consideration and time to help our son. Even when the hospital messed up his prescription, you came through for us and faxed a copy! We sure appreciate all of your efforts!"

- The B. Family
"I appreciate you taking me back as a patient. You do top notch work and everyone is extremely helpful. Making the drive across town is difficult but worth it. Thanks again!"

- Kim A.
"Thank you so very much for giving back my self confidence and my true smile. You are such a great dentist and a wonderful person. From the bottom of my heart, your service is highly appreciated!"

- Jocelyn
"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. You were such a sweet heart about the
whole thing."

- Gina
"This is just a small token of appreciation for all you have done for us and our little family. We can't thank you enough for the care and compassion you have shown all of us! You have always gone above and beyond for us and we are truly grateful. Thanks for everything!"

- Kenton and Marina
"Thank you for giving me a gorgeous smile. It has really boosted my confidence and helped me to feel better about my smile! You're amazing and your staff is so wonderful. The results are just fabulous.
Thank you and Bless you!"

- Katrina L.

"I always have a great visit at Fife! Marla and Dr. Fife are so awesome and welcoming! Marla is definitely the warmest and friendliest dental hygienist I’ve ever had! You can definitely tell they care about their patients. I definitely recommend them!"

Allison T.

Reducing Dental Pain & Fear

Every year, millions of Americans compromise their dental health, and as a result, their overall health, because they are afraid of the dentist. To effectively cope with dental fear, you need to find a general dentist in Rio Rancho you can trust. The staff at Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM have the training and resources to deliver virtually pain-free dental care and can help you effectively cope with dental fear.

Understanding Dental Phobia

Not everyone experiences dental phobia the same way or for the same reason. Some people may fear the dentist because of a past painful experience. Others may have learned to fear the dentist because their parents did. For some patients, the high-pitched whir of the drill may trigger anxiety, for others, the heaviness of the lead X-ray vest.

Whatever the cause or the trigger, dental phobia can prevent people from getting the dental care they need. And without regular dental checkups, people are putting themselves at higher risk for a number of diseases associated with periodontal disease.

Coping with Dental Phobia

There are a number of strategies that patients can use to help soothe their own dental phobia, including:

  • Visualizing a successful dental visit
  • Listening to music
  • Meditation
  • Having a friend in the room

But you are not alone in dealing with your fear. The staff at Fife Dental Care can help. We strive to deliver the best dental care possible, and we start by listening. Please let us know about your fears and past painful dental experiences. We can start eliminating anxiety by helping you understand the procedure as it progresses so that sensations, noises, etc. are not startling.

For patients with more severe dental phobia, Dr. Fife can provide sedation dentistry to help you relax for the duration of the procedure. Of course, we will always stop and take a break when you need one.

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A Rio Rancho, NM Dentist You Can Trust

Do not let past dental pain get in the way of your dental and overall health. Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM can help you effectively cope with your fear and minimize pain. To schedule your appointment or to ask questions about oral conscious sedation, please contact us.

Contact Fife Dental Care online or call 505.994.1700.