Nervous patients are something we here at Camden Place Preston see on a very regular basis. It’s so common in fact that one in four people dread visiting the dentist.
There are varying degrees of fear involving the dentist, and it can be caused by different things for different people. The thought of a treatment hurting or the smell of the dentist can trigger fear.
However, there are ways in which we can help and some simple things you can do if you are a nervous patient and suffer from a fear of the dentist.
Many people fear the dentist due to bad memories from childhood, but the development of modern dental practices who have created a friendlier environment, and polite and helpful staff are just one of the ways dentists are making visiting them a less stressful experience.
Advancements in dentistry and technology also mean that treatments are often completely painless. Numbing gels and even computerised injection systems have all been developed to help ease patient’s minds and give them a more relaxed experience if they are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist and must receive treatments which could cause pain.
Here at Camden Place Preston our dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and other staff are all trained to be understanding of your fears and give you the support and take the necessary measures for you to feel comfortable and relaxed.
We can also offer intravenous sedation for those who have an extreme phobia and are very anxious visiting the dentist. This can also benefit you if you have a sensitive gag reflex or have difficulty sitting in a dental chair for extended periods of time.
IV sedation, together with the numbing effect of local anaesthetic, can be used to carry out any treatment, whether implant related or general dentistry and is a great way for nervous patients to relax whilst at the practice.
Nervous patients, sedation is for you if you would like the following benefits:
- Movement control
- Control of gag reflex
- Little or no memory of treatment
- Saving time and inexpensive – due to fewer appointments!
If you’re a nervous patient and are interested in discussing a dental issue, want more information about how we can help you with your fear or just have a general question then please contact us, or call 01772 556 050 to arrange a consultation at Camden Place, Preston.