A visit to the dentist is a necessity for people of any age. Keeping a regular schedule of appointments can help you to avoid more serious problems with your teeth later on, and can mean that you don’t have to face the fillings or extractions that you dread. If fear of the dentist is holding you back from regular appointments, then you should try to calm your nerves and relax. There are several steps that you can take to help you overcome your fear, and stop being scared of the dentist.
One of the first steps in getting over a fear of the dentist is to make an appointment to see us, and tell us all about your fears. One of the most important things that you can do to overcome anxiety about the dentist is to find a dentist and dental surgery that you trust. Our dental team understand that many people suffer anxiety about dental treatments, and are very keen to help people who are willing to discuss those fears. We support anyone who wants to try to overcome nerves, so just talk to use about how we can help you to stop being scared of the dentist. We offer free consultations where we can meet with you and discuss your worries and fears in a non-clinical environment, and explain any treatments you may be interested in.
If you are concerned about needing treatments, then the first step to ensuring that you relax and feel calmer in these situations is to know what is happening. You should try to remember that dental work and treatments have improved greatly in the last decade, and there are now more treatments, more options and less pain than ever before. Talk to our team about the treatment options available for you, and we can help you to resolve any fears over your treatment.
Another good way of removing the fear of the dentist is to ensure that you are in control of your appointment. Your dentist will follow your instructions, and help you to relax by listening to what you want to do. A number of dentists use a signal so that the patient can let them know if they want to stop. This can help to reduce anxiety, and also lets the dentist know that you need to take a break. Our dentists think that this is a good idea, since it helps them to establish a rapport with the patients, and tell them if they are doing anything that the patient doesn’t like.