Dental phobia can affect a person in varying degrees, slight nerves are fine and perhaps sometimes to be expected. However, a severe phobia of the dentist is a much more serious condition. People suffering from dental phobia usually only show up at the dentist when forced by excruciating pain.
One in four people in the UK suffers from a phobia of the dentist. It’s something that we help many people with at or clinic.
If you’re brave enough to reach out and take the first step by getting in touch; then we see it as our personal mission to help you continue your journey to becoming dentally fit (and hopefully a lot less scared!).
Various factors can keep someone from the dental chair, including a bad experience in the past, fear of injections, and feelings of helplessness. Our dentists are a friendly bunch and have set certain standards of care especially for nervous patients. We are proud that our efforts have culminated in achieving Dental Phobia Certification.
At Smile Essential dental practice, we take your anxiety seriously. As dentists, we understand you may feel embarrassed about your problems, but you need not worry, we are here to help. We are confident that by working together, we can help you to overcome your fears and give you a smile that beams with pride.
All our dentists and dental assistants have ongoing training in pain management and the treatment of anxious patients. We also have a STOP signal, so that if at any time during treatment you feel pain or are uncomfortable, we will stop the treatment and do all we can to help. As the patient, you are always in control.
Fear of pain is a common dental issue especially surrounding dental injections. We routinely use a topical gel or spray to numb the area for all patients to help prevent any discomfort. Patients that have an extreme dislike of needles should consider ‘The Wand’. The Wand is a digital method of delivering anaesthetic which prevents the pain associated with traditional injections. It ensures anaesthesia is delivered in a pain-free manner.
If you’re ready to take the next step speak to one of our friendly team for guidance and support 0116 2891317