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Nervous dental patients have nothing to fear at North London practice Adams Dental. Our principal dentist, Dr Ricky Adams, is Dental Phobia certified, and the whole team is both experienced in and committed to helping nervous patients to get treatment.
You might feel alone if you are a nervous dental patient, but in fact approximately one in ten adults in the UK is so scared of the dentist that they simply do not go. A survey by the Oral Health Foundation, as part of National Smile Month 2016, found that approximately 2% of the UK population have never been to a dentist, whilst 27% only go when they have a problem.
Women are slightly more likely to suffer from this type of anxiety than men, and the top two fears are having a tooth drilled (30%) and having a local anaesthetic injection (28%). At our North London clinic we understand that there are multiple reasons that cause people to become nervous dental patients as well as these triggers; a bad childhood experience, fear of judgement over poor oral health, and fear of being out of control of the situation are just some of them.
Whatever the reason behind your fear – even if you can’t identify a specific trigger – at our North London clinic we can help.
There are several options for nervous dental patients at our North London practice, and the team will take the time to find the perfect one for you. We’ll start with an informal chat to find out any specific triggers you may have, and any thoughts you may have about what could help.
Hypnotherapy offers relief to a lot of nervous dental patients, and furnishes them with self-management techniques for the future. Ensuring you know the signals to give your dentist if you want to pause treatment can also help if you fear not being in control – we don’t mind taking a break!
Conscious sedation is a popular option for nervous dental patients. Whilst you won’t be asleep as you would with general anaesthetic, so able to cooperate with instructions, you will be very relaxed and unaware of treatment.
Nervous dental patients deserve a healthy, happy smile, just like anyone else. That’s what we believe at Adams Dental in North London, so if you are anxious, nervous, or even phobic about receiving dental treatment, we urge you to get in touch with us to find out how we can help get you back to full oral health.
It’s easy to feel out on your own if you are a nervous dental patient. However, approximately one in ten people is so scared of the dentist that they simply fail to go to routine appointments. Over time, their oral health worsens, and they may live with discomfort or even pain for months or years before an emergency finally forces them to seek treatment.
This can serve to make matters worse, because by the time an emergency occurs they are likely to need extensive and often invasive treatment. This could easily have been avoided if they had kept up routine dental appointments, or even if they had presented to a surgery as soon as a tooth ache, swelling, or other problem arose.
Dr Ricky Adams, principal dentist at our North London practice, is Dental Phobia certified, which means he is officially recognised for his caring and compassionate nature towards nervous dental patients. You can view his certification on the Dental Phobia website.
There are numerous reasons that people give for being nervous dental patients. It could be a bad experience in childhood, or a specific trigger – perhaps the sound of the drill, the sight of a needle, even the sounds and smells of a practice environment. Other people worry about potential treatment they might need, or fear being judged because their teeth and gums have fallen into poor condition.
At our North London clinic we will never judge you. All we want to do is to get you back to full health.
There are a number of options available at our North London practice for nervous dental patients. These include using hypnotherapy, being able to listen to music or watch films during some treatments, and conscious sedation, which brings on a feeling of deep peace.
Sedation dental treatment is an excellent way for people who are afraid of the dentist to get the treatment they need. At Adams Dental in North London, we are sympathetic to the needs of nervous patients. Our principal dentist, Dr Ricky Adams, is Dental Phobia certified, and sedation dental treatment is just one of the options we offer to those who are anxious, nervous, or phobic about visiting the practice.
Fear of the dentist has many causes. Some people cite a bad experience during childhood as the root cause of their fear, while for others there are specific triggers – the sound of the drill, the sight of a needle, fear about what treatment may be needed and what it may entail, or worry that they will be judged because their teeth and gums are in less than perfect condition.
At our North London clinic, we will never judge you if your oral health is less than perfect, whether that’s been caused by fear or by any other reason. All we want to do is to help you to get any treatment you need, to restore you to full health, and to furnish you with coping strategies to enable you to maintain that health going forward.
Sedation dental treatment is just one of the options available to nervous patients at our North London practice. We also offer hypnotherapy from a fully qualified hypnotist. This option involves communicating with your subconscious mind and furnishing you with strategies to both get you through any urgent treatment and to help you maintain progress once treatment is complete.
Your hypnotist will also give you self-management strategies, and can help with problems such as a strong gag reflex, tooth grinding, and helping to stop smoking.
North London sedation dental options
At our North London clinic we find intravenous (IV) sedation to be the most effective sedation dental option. Unlike general anaesthetic, you will not be asleep, so will be able to cooperate with your dentist as needed. However, you will feel very peaceful and relaxed, and won’t experience any pain. You will need to bring a friend to take you home after treatment.
Nervous dental patients across the country are taking back control of their lives and beating their fear of the dentist once and for all. At Adams Dental in North London, our principal dentist, Ricky Adams, is Dental Phobia certified, meaning that he is recognised for his experience and care in working with anxious, nervous, and phobic patients.
It’s easy to think that you are the only nervous dental patient in the world, but you should never feel silly about your fears or phobias. Fear of the dentist is very common; in fact, one in ten adults in the UK is so nervous about receiving treatment that they simply do not visit the dentist. This can have serious consequences for their oral health, which in turn can make their fears worse because they think they will be judged for letting their teeth fall into poor condition.
At our North London clinic we will never judge you if you have less than perfect teeth, whether through fear of the dentist or for any other reason. We will treat you with care, respect, and professionalism, because our only goal is to get you back to full dental health and then to help you maintain it.
There are many reasons that nervous dental patients cite for their anxiety. For some, it is a negative experience in the past, whilst for others there is a specific trigger – a drill, a needle, the sight of the dentist’s chair.
Here at our North London practice we fully empathise with nervous dental patients’ concerns, but believe that everyone deserves a healthy and happy smile. That’s why we will take all the time required to find the perfect way to empower you, so that you can get the treatment you need without fear being a barrier.
Nervous dental patients’ North London treatment options
1 Hypnotherapy. A qualified hypnotist can help nervous dental patients beat their fear, and can furnish you with techniques to keep it at bay for good.
2 Sedation. A safe way of relaxing during treatment. You will still be awake, but will feel a deep sensation of peace.
Nervous dental patients cite a variety of reasons for fearing treatment. At Adams Dental in North London, our whole team is committed to working with anxious, nervous, and phobic patients to enable them to get the treatment they need to restore their oral health.
Approximately one in ten UK adults identifies as a nervous dental patient to the extent that they put off seeking treatment until a painful emergency arises that cannot be ignored, forcing them into a dental surgery and in many cases increasing their fear, because they then need more intensive and invasive treatment.
At our North London clinic, we have a variety of options available to nervous dental patients to help them back to full oral health. Principal dentist Dr Ricky Adams is Dental Phobia certified, and the whole team is highly experienced in working with anxious patients.
North London treatment options
Delivered by a fully qualified hypnotherapist, this is an effective way of communicating with your subconscious mind, and can be hugely beneficial to nervous dental patients, furnishing them with self-management techniques so that they can continue to be free from fear after the initial course of treatment is complete. Hypnotherapy can also be effective for patients who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or a strong gag reflex.
Unlike the general anaesthetic provided for surgery in hospital, with conscious sedation you will remain awake, thus able to cooperate with any instructions or requests from your clinical team. However, you will be in a highly relaxed and peaceful state, and will remember very little if anything about treatment after it’s over. Of course, you also won’t experience any pain.
We use intravenous sedation at our North London clinic, and you need to bring a friend with you to take you home and look after you until your sedatives fully wear off.
Thanks to modern techniques in sedation dental phobic patients are now able to get not just the essential oral healthcare they need, but also the smile they’ve always wanted. At Adams Dental in North London we use sedation dentistry to help phobic, nervous, and anxious patients overcome their fears so that they can visit the dentist without anxiety.
Dr Ricky Adams, principal dentist at our North London clinic, is Dental Phobia certified, and the whole team is very experienced in working with nervous patients. We are committed to providing the highest-quality care in a stress-free, pain-free manner.
There are a number of options available to nervous patients at our North London practice, and we will be happy to talk you through them all in a relaxed and calm environment, away from the dentist’s chair. Hypnotherapy and the use of in-chair entertainment (enabling you to listen to your favourite music or podcast, or watch a film during treatment) can help a lot of nervous patients to relax.
With sedation dental phobic patients can take an easy extra step towards relaxed and stress-free treatment. Under this option, sedative drugs are used to ensure that you feel peaceful and unstressed for the duration of your treatment.
Unlike general anaesthetic used for surgery in hospitals, with sedation dental patients remaining conscious and so able to cooperate with their clinician’s requests. However, they will be in a deep state of relaxation, will feel no pain or discomfort, and will remember very little about treatment afterwards.
If you opt for treatment under sedation, you will need a friend or family member to accompany you to your appointment and look after you until the sedative drugs wear off – we will provide you with full advice before starting treatment.
Thanks to sedation dental phobia could soon be a thing of the past.
Nervous dental patients no longer have to suffer poor oral health. In the 21st Century there are many options available for anxious patients, and at North London clinic Adams Dental we are committed to working with you to find the best one for you.
There are numerous causes of fear of the dentist, but at our North London clinic we do not think that they should be barriers to treatment. Contact us for an informal chat in the first instance, and we will help you to get not only the care you need, but also the smile you deserve.
Nervous dental patients: your treatment options in North London
Our principal dentist, Dr Ricky Adams, is Dental Phobia certified, and our whole team is committed to working with nervous dental patients, treating you with care, dignity, and respect at all times. If fear about treatment has caused your oral health to be less than perfect, let us help you to get it back into tip-top condition; we promise you we will never be judgemental.
Here are some of the ways we have helped nervous dental patients just like you at our North London clinic:
Hypnotherapy is a very effective method for many nervous dental patients to get treatment. It furnishes you with self-management techniques that enable you to keep up your progress after your initial course of treatment is complete.
With milder forms of dental anxiety, many people benefit from being able to watch a film or listen to their favourite music or audiobook during treatment.
Intravenous or IV sedation uses sedative drugs to induce a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. You will not be asleep, so can cooperate with treatment, but you will remember little to nothing about it afterwards, and most importantly will not experience pain.
Nervous dental patients deserve dental care just like everyone else does. That’s what the team at North London practice Adams Dental believe, and that’s why we offer a number of ways to help nervous, anxious, or phobic patients receive the treatment they need and the smile they’ve always wanted.
Fear of the dentist is very common. In the UK, approximately one in ten people are so scared of dentists and dental treatment that they simply don’t go to regular appointments. This can then feed into a circle of fear as they are eventually forced to visit a practice when a condition becomes so painful or serious they can no longer ignore it. By this time, extensive and invasive treatment is often required – further underlining their belief that dentists are scary people. The sad thing is that if they had felt able to attend regular check-ups, any potential problems could have been spotted and treated early, if not avoided completely.
Dr Ricky Adams, principal dentist at our North London clinic, is Dental Phobia certified. The whole team is committed to helping nervous dental patients get treatment, and we will work with you as an individual to find the best way to help you.
We offer treatment under hypnosis at our North London clinic, which many nervous dental patients find highly beneficial. Your hypnotist will also furnish you with self-management techniques to help you receive ongoing care after initial treatment is complete.
Conscious sedation is also an excellent option for nervous dental patients. You will not be asleep, so will be able to cooperate with any instructions, although most patients remember little to nothing about treatment after it is complete. Sedation quickly induces a peaceful and relaxed state, and most importantly of all, you will experience no pain.
Nervous dental patients face significant barriers to getting the treatment they need and the smile they want. At Adams Dental in North London, we are committed to overcoming these barriers. If you are nervous, anxious, or even fully phobic about dental treatment, let us work with you to get you back to full oral health.
Dr Ricky Adams, our principal dentist, is Dental Phobia certified, and our whole team is empathic to the needs of and committed to providing care and help to nervous dental patients. We offer a number of different options at our North London clinic, and will ensure we find the best one to suit you, so that you can get the treatment you need in a relaxed, calming, and stress-free environment.
No two nervous dental patients are the same, though there are some common triggers, such as the sound of the drill, or a bad experience as a child. However, this fear can manifest itself in a number of ways, and we will work with you as an individual to help you conquer it once and for all. It may seem like an impossible dream right now, but at our North London clinic we have helped scores of anxious, nervous, and phobic patients find the right combination of techniques to enable them to get back to full dental health.
A common cause of anxiety is fear of further treatment, or shame about the state of your teeth if you haven’t visited a practice in many years. At our North London clinic we will never be judgemental; regardless of why you haven’t had treatment in the past, all we want to do is get you back to full health in a calm and professional environment.
Nervous dental patients can benefit from:
- Working at your pace
- Bringing a friend with you
- Conscious sedation
Listening to music during treatment