Feeling nervous or outright fearful of the dentist is not a concern seen exclusively in children. Many adults find themselves struggling with anxiety and fear surrounding the dentist. This is, in fact, the number one reason that adults who are in need of dental care delay seeking out treatment until it becomes unbearably painful.
Early intervention and maintaining a regular dental check-up regimen can help to prevent against many serious dental emergencies like an abscess or infection.
There is no one-size solution for nervous patients. The option that works best for you will depend largely on the type of nervousness that you are feeling.
Perhaps your anxiety is rooted in the fear of the unknown? You’ll be fully informed about the treatment you need, the benefits of the treatment and what will be expected when you are sitting in the chair being worked on.
If the sounds heard in the clinic create a sense of nervous fear, you may find that music or listening to a podcast can help you to relax.With open and honest communication, we will work with you to provide the right solution to meet your individualised needs.
Are you ready to make your oral health a priority? Allow our staff to help you work through your nervousness about your dental treatment, so that you can regain control of your dental health.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to both adults and children having a deep fear of the dentist. Perhaps the most frequently seen contributing factor is the fear of the unknown, combined with poor portrayal in the media. Dentists and dental procedures are rarely portrayed as positive experiences in television and on the big screen. It can be enough to result in anyone having a strong fear of what they might need to do during their own visit to the dentist.
Some patients may also find that if their teeth are in poor shape that they fear the amount of work that is needed to restore their teeth to good health.
There are a number of things that you can do to reduce your fear levels when you go to the dentist. First and foremost, be sure that you discuss your concerns with your dentist. If your dentist isn’t aware of your concerns, your dentist won’t be able to find a solution for you.
Consider controlling breathing practices, to help you to relax your body. When we feel tense and stressed, we tend to hold our breath a bit more. By controlling your breathing, you’ll be able to better relax your body and redirect your attention away from what your dentist is doing.
Sedation dentistry allows you to take back control of your dental health, which means that you can address any current areas of concern and move forward with a treatment plan that keeps you smiling bright.
Visits to your dentist are so much more than just getting fillings or professional cleanings. They are about taking care of your overall oral health and just taking good care of yourself.
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Our long list of happy patients tells a story by itself, we have treated generations of the same families due to the top service that we offer.
At Gallagher Dental we treat our patients as individuals. With that in mind, there is no one-size solution for nervous patients. We can offer our patients the expertise needed to recognise the best solution for the type of fear and anxiety that you are feeling. We offer a wide range of treatment options, with competitive pricing that will allow you to achieve your dental goals. Call our clinic to book your appointment, or review our prices to learn more.
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Brilliant dentist. Staff are very helpful,respectful and courteous. I would recommend this dentist to anyone who has a fear of the dentist…I did…and he helped me overcome it.
Phoned at 10.30 to make an appointment for a loose implant, appointment same day at 13.00 – I walked out of there, tooth fixed, at 13.30. Brilliant service, quick, professional, informative.
Travelled home from London.Got emergency appointment same day.All sorted – Thanks Dr.G.