It is common that patients suffer from anxiety when planning a dental visit. Dental anxiety is slight with some patients however for others in can be a rather daunting and frightening experience. In the latter example, the dental phobia is so intense that the patient will avoid the dentist at all costs.
These phobias are so severe that patients will only visit when suffering from acute dental pain, often this could have been avoided or prevented with an earlier visit to the dentist. More often or not minor problems if left unattended, escalate into extensive dental treatment.
At the Victoria Road Dental Clinic and Facial Aesthetics, we understand how worried people can get when it comes to dental visits. We are especially sympathetic about these fears and will work closely with the patient to reduce their fears and anxiety. We will go the extra mile to put patients at ease. We will discuss all aspects of the dental procedure in advance so that patients know exactly what to expect. If patients are especially nervous, sedation is offered to help reduce anxiety.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, please do not hesitate to tell us as we are committed to your comfort and dental well-being; we will do everything necessary to make your visit a positive one.
According to Anxiety UK, dental anxiety can range from mild to intense and there are several different ‘triggers’ that can bring about feelings of fear and anxiety when it comes to visiting, or even thinking about visiting the dentist. At Victoria Road Dental Clinic, we have many years of experience helping patients who experience dental anxiety, ensuring their oral health does not suffer as a result of their fears. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you.
Positive reinforcement by our dental team
The Victoria Road Dental Clinic will make your child relaxed and confident enough to successfully complete each examination and treatment session. We encourage regular check ups for children to make sure they never become ‘dental phobic’.