Being a nervous dental patient isn’t as uncommon as you might think. Adams Dental in North London understands the fear and anxiety that even the thoughts of dentists and dentistry can bring to many people. However, we do not think that in the 21st Century fear needs to be a barrier to getting treatment, which is why we are committed to working with nervous dental patients on a one-to-one basis to find their personal road back to oral health.
Our Principal Dentist, Dr Ricky Adams, is Dental Phobia certified, which means he is recognised for his work with nervous dental patients. The whole team at our North London clinic shares this commitment to providing gentle, compassionate, and caring treatment to all patients at all times.
There are numerous reasons given for fear of the dentist, from a negative childhood experience to fear of being out of control. Drills, needles, Latex gloves. . . These can all be triggers for some people, whilst others fear being judged or are anxious about what treatment lies ahead. If you can identify a specific cause for your fear, please tell the team at our North London clinic and we will do all that we can to work around it and reassure you.
Often, a chat with an understanding and friendly dentist away from the surgery environment can put your mind at rest. There have been many rapid advances in the world of dentistry in recent years, meaning that many procedures are now pain-free.
For those who need a little more help to relax, our North London dental practice offers the services of a fully qualified hypnotist, who is experienced in working with nervous dental patients and helping them back to health. As well as dealing with the immediate situation, this is a good way to gain coping techniques for the future.
Sedation dental treatment is an increasingly popular method of helping phobic or severely nervous dental patients to beat their fears. At Adams Dental in North London we offer both oral and intravenous sedation options, which will mean you feel safe and relaxed during treatment.