At McKenna Family Dentistry we are committed to making your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We understand that many people experience anxiety, distress and fear when visiting the dentist, and are dedicated to finding solutions that will help make your time in our office easier. One of the solutions we offer are emotional support animals.
Emotional support animals are invaluable in treating psychological and physical symptoms of stress and anxiety so that you can feel as comfortable as possible. An emotional support animal is present to help bring comfort and minimize the negative symptoms associated with dental anxiety and phobias as well as other emotional and psychological issues. These animals do not receive specific task-training, as their very present mitigates the symptoms associated with the problem.
If you need an emotional support animal during your visit to our office, please let our team know. We will be happy to make sure that an animal is available. We also encourage you to speak with our dentist and team if you experience any kind of anxiety or fear. We are always happy to discuss your options with you and will work with you to find solutions that meet your needs and which will help you receive the care you need.
To learn more about emotional support animals and make your appointment with our dentist in Palo Alto, California, please contact our office at 650-321-4544.