Many people feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. In fact, around one in ten people are so worried about seeing a dentist that they simply don’t go, and often end up in pain and needing a lot of restorative treatment which could otherwise have been prevented.
At Adams Dental, we always do our best to put nervous patients at ease and make their experience as enjoyable as possible, so that they are able to see us regularly and avoid any major oral healthcare problems. We are sympathetic, compassionate and understanding, and are happy to spend extra time to work at your own pace, while offering gentle encouragement.
We also offer a number of other ways of helping you to relax.
Intravenous sedation is a way in which very nervous patient can be sedated and relaxed for treatment without the need for anaesthetics, it will quickly make you feel drowsy and calm. You will be conscious throughout the treatment and will be able to co-operate with the dentist, although usually patients remember very little of this afterwards. We have a team of specialist dentists that come to our surgery to provide this service for our patients.
Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective way of communicating with your subconscious mind to put you at ease and help alleviate problems such as gagging, and teeth grinding. We can also teach you self-management techniques so that you can maintain progress after your treatment is complete.
Hypnotherapy is also a very successful method of helping patients stop smoking. If you’d like more information simply click on the ‘contact us’ button and we’ll have one of our hypnotherapists call you back at a time that is convenient for you.
Patients have the option to watch TV programmes or their favourite DVDs during longer visits if suitable, such as teeth whitening.