We understand many of you feel anxious about visiting the dentist – this is perfectly normal!
Some avoid coming to see us altogether! Even professional dentists can get a little bit nervy when it’s their turn to sit in the chair! Believe us it’s true. Which is why we can thoroughly empathise with nervous patients and those with an overwhelming phobia of dentist appointments from start to finish.
It is natural to be anxious when undergoing any major treatment. Having trust and confidence in your dental practice and your surgeon is paramount to conquering this fear. Ultimately, if you cannot trust your dentist then you will not be able to relax. This is why we place such an emphasis on total customer care, ensuring your smile is safe in our hands.
Why Do I Have a Phobia of Dentist Appointments?
Phobia of dentist appointments and the experience as a whole is particularly common amongst lots of people. So do not be embarrassed about it if you are too. Research shows many patients also have negative memories of dental visits from childhood - the smells, sounds and even the decor. Being afraid means different things to different individuals as well, so each case should be treated independently. There are ways you can overcome your phobia no matter how severe or specific it may be.
That’s why we strive to offer the best customer experience in the market; one that makes a difference to your perception of dental treatment and care. Due diligence, kindness and tranquillity can do a lot to make dental treatment stress free. But we go the extra mile to ensure we can provide whatever our nervous patients need to feel comfortable and at ease. If you are a nervous patient we will endeavour to make your visit as simple and as stress-free as possible. That includes minimal admin!
Top Tips to Help Nervous Patients
- Find a trusted, recommended and understanding dentist
- Meet your dentist for a chat beforehand
- Let your dentist know of your nervousness of phobia
- Choose early appointment times so you do not dwell on it
- Take a friend or family member with you
- Still young enough for a comfort blanket? Take it!
- Establish a hand-sign that signals your dentist to stop during treatment
Experience in Calming Dental Phobia and Anxiety
Our friendly and caring team have extensive experience in calming nerves and dental phobias. By combining our expertise with the very latest techniques, we guarantee that you will have a positive and pain free experience from start to finish. These techniques may include:
- Pain-free injections
- Anxiety advice
- Oral sedation
- Inhalation sedation
- Intravenous sedation
Contact Envisage Dental Today!
Would you like some more details on our services for nervous patients? Is your phobia of dentist appointments making you avoid going for a check-up? Dental phobia is easily combatted with the right level of care and attention to your requirements. Speak to our experts at one of our four clinics across Basingstoke, Alton, Drayton in Portsmouth, Emsworth West Moors and Ferndown. Alternatively email [email protected] for more information.