21 Apr Need some help attending a dental check-up? Ways our team at Dental Beauty Southgate can help nervous patients
Dentistry has come a long way in the past 20 years.
Painless options, the rise in dental implants, and invisible braces, mean that there is now more to gain from a trip to your dental practice than ever before!
However, if you are a nervous or phobic patient, you may feel that even a cheque for a million pounds will not get you through those doors.
But, as stated earlier, dentistry has come a long way and now many dental surgeries, including Dental Beauty Southgate, are aiming to help nervous or phobic patients overcome their fears and get their dental health back on track!
Indeed, if you are a phobic patient, our dentist in Southgate can help you! Our team does not think dental phobias or anxieties are a laughing matter and can provide you with a relaxed, comfortable environment in which to receive your dental treatments. We will aim to build a rapport with you, so when you come to our surgery for any procedure in the future, you will be smiling!
But how does our dentist in Southgate accomplish this? Read on to find out about our techniques!
As mentioned earlier, our dentist in Southgate will aim to build a rapport with you while we treat you, to relax your nerves and make you feel more confident.
Many nervous patients are fearful due to the unfamiliar aspect of dentistry and so, as a starting point, our team will discuss with you what they are doing and will allow you to communicate with them if you need a break or when you are feeling stressed. No pressure; you are in charge and we will work with you to overcome this fear, taking it at your pace in your own time. Great stuff!
An innovative way to help you relax; we won’t wave a pocket watch back and forth while telling you you are feeling sleepy, but our dental team does work closely with hypnotherapists to help patients overcome their phobias.
Hypnotherapy will help you to relax your mind, and our team will also teach you management techniques, meaning that during your future visits with us, you will be more in control of your worries and physical symptoms. If you feel this may be an option you want to explore, contact our team for more information.
If you need something a bit faster due to discomfort, our team at Dental Beauty Southgate can offer you intravenous (IV) sedation.
Injected into your arm, this will leave you feeling very relaxed. You will be conscious and able to follow instructions given by our team, but, once completed, you will have no recollection of the procedure. We must insist that if you undertake IV sedation that you bring along an age-appropriate family member or friend to take you home afterwards. You must not operate machinery for 24 hours post-sedation.
We can also offer you music to listen to while in the dental chair, or even play a DVD during a longer appointment.
Perfect if you dislike the sound of the drill!