A surprising number of people class themselves as nervous dental patients – approximately one in ten adults in the UK is scared of the dentist. Here at Adams Dental in North London, we understand and empathise with these fears. However, we do not think they should be a barrier to getting the treatment you need or the smile you’ve always wanted, which is why we have several ways in which we can work with you to help you beat your fears.
What causes fear of the dentist?
All nervous dental patients are different, and there are a plethora of reasons for their anxiety. Some people cite a bad experience during childhood while others find their fear is triggered by the sound of the drill or the sight of a needle. Others still find their fear is compounded by shame about the condition of their teeth and gums if they haven’t visited a practice in many years.
At our North London clinic, we will never judge you if you haven’t seen a dentist in some time. We are committed to helping nervous dental patients regain their health and their confidence in their smile, and only want to help.
What are my options as a nervous dental patient?
There are several treatment options for nervous clients at our North London clinic. We are happy to discuss these with you, in comfortable and relaxed surroundings away from the dentist’s chair, prior to your first appointment.
Some people find that using our in-chair entertainment system to watch a DVD or listen to music is enough to help them relax. Others benefit from hypnotherapy, which a fully-qualified hypnotherapist will provide.
We also offer treatment under conscious sedation. This means that while you will be awake and able to cooperate as required during treatment, you will be extremely relaxed – and will experience no pain.