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.

"The entire team at Fife Dental is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Moreover, their approach is relaxed and comfortable which aids in understanding issues and areas which require greater focus by the patient."

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety prevents many people from seeking the dental care they deserve. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety, know that you are not alone – we are here to help! Fife Dental Care offers compassionate service and can help you to overcome your dental anxiety, just like we’ve helped so many of
our other patients.

Why Do So Many People Fear the Dentist?

There are various reasons that people experience reluctance to visit the dentist’s office. Some patients are
afraid of pain during dental procedures. Others are made uneasy by the unfamiliar sights, smells and sounds of
a dentist office. Still others fear being shamed or guilt-tripped about their oral health, often due to bad
experiences as a child.

Times have changed however, and the dentistry practiced at Fife Dental Care keeps the patient at thedental anxiety front and center. We won’t shame or lecture you about your oral health; we’ll simply provide the care you need to reach your goals. And by offering state-of-the-art techniques and sedation dentistry services, we can ensure your treatment will be as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Tips for Overcoming Dental Anxiety

If the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair makes you uncomfortable, here are a few tips that can help you relax:

  • Ask about sedation. We are certified to provide both oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help patients relax.
  • Focus on a distraction. We provide chair-side televisions that you can watch during your procedure. You may also wish to wear headphones and listen to music to block out unfamiliar sounds.
  • Be prepared. Do some research in advance of your appointment so that you know what to expect. We’ll be happy to take the time to answer your questions and help you understand. Patients also find that arriving early can help to ease their nerves. Bring someone you trust to your appointment for emotional support.

One of the best strategies for overcoming dental anxiety is to discuss your fears in advance with your dentist or dental hygienist. We can help you understand what to expect and make accommodations to help you be comfortable throughout your procedure. Contact Fife Dental Care today to get started!

Contact us here with your questions or call 505.994.1700.