If booking a dental appointment fills you with dread, then you are not alone. According to survey conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation, one in three patients suffer from moderate anxiety, and for one in eight adults, this anxiety is extreme. But before you put off your trip to the dentist again, here are three reasons to reconsider your views.
1. Dentists understand that you are anxious.
With such a large number of patients feeling some degree of trepidation, your dentist will have experience of putting people at ease. At 76 Harley Street, we take your concerns very seriously and have a number of methods to help you through your treatment. These range from distraction using music or by projecting films on the ceiling to sedation or behavioural therapy to prepare a patient for a particular treatment. At our London specialist dental practice, all of our experts are trained in dealing with very nervous patients, and do so with great consideration and sensitivity.
2. Techniques are always improving.
Owing to innovations in medicine and technology, dental treatment can be virtually painless. Local anaesthetic is used to ensure the area is numb; you can even have a gel rubbed on your gums to numb it before the local anaesthetic is injected.
3. A relaxing environment can be very reassuring.
If you associate a trip to the dentist with the austere, clinical dental practice you visited as a child, it is no surprise that the idea turns you cold. At our specialist dental practice in London’s Harley Street, you will receive a very warm welcome from our highly experienced staff – from Jos, our clinic manager, and from our team of experts – who are all ready to guide you through the process.