Have you ever ignored a toothache just because the idea of walking into a dentist surgery make you freeze with fear? Are you a nervous patient? Don’t worry! You’re definitely not the only one.
For many people, the idea of having to go to the dentist can trigger loads of unpleasant feelings, such as anxiety, fear, panic and embarrassment. Even simple routine treatments can cause feelings of absolute dread. Many people haven’t had a bad experience at the dentist, but the fear has been passed down from a family member. This can lead to generation after generation growing up with dental phobia.
At D4Dentist we cater for nervous patients. It means that we take special care and time to make sure you are comfortable with your dental treatment. “Dental anxiety is not to be taken lightly. We exercise patience and understanding; we will teach you the techniques you need to overcome your dental anxiety so that all future dental treatment can be stress-free”, explains Dr. Rozelle Owens.
“We understand some people are nervous and uncomfortable. We can also offer mild sedation for people who just need a little help to overcome their fears. However, we find that in nearly every case, sedation is not needed”, she adds.
Most fear is born out of the unknown: you do not know what is going to happen and are afraid of being hurt. We spend plenty of time explaining all of our treatments so patients always know what is going on.
Get to know our 4 steps to treat every patient – nervous or not – at D4 Dentist
We hear and we talk – We want to know your previous experiences and what made you afraid of dentist. Then, your treatment will be prepared and we will explain it to you in detail. We want you to be aware of every step in advance and we will make sure that you are comfortable with your options.
We breathe – We can perform a calming breathing exercise to relax you that will balance your anxiety and stress.
We work together – When a new patient starts a treatment, we feel that we are a team and we work together to achieve one goal: a healthy smile.
We can block out the unpleasant dental noises – At D4Dentist, we offer our patients Bose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones with Spotify.
In other words, our patients can listen to their favourite music instead of all the not so nice dental sounds. Our patients just love it! Our aim is to bring you to a point where you enjoy your appointments!
Nervous patient – Tips to overcome your fear of dentist:
Book your appointment for the next day – The less you have to wait, the less anxious you will be. Click here and book online NOW!
Ask questions – Never leave room for doubt. If you didn’t understand how you treatment will be conducted ask for a detailed explanation. Being aware of what will be done will boost your confidence.
Don’t hide your condition – It’s okay to be afraid of the dentist, you’re not the first and definitely won’t be the last. Let your dentist know about your concerns so he/she will be able to adapt the treatment to your needs.
You’re not alone – Bring a friend or family member if you want a bit more support from a familiar face.
Everyone can overcome their fears and finish their treatment with success. This is a great achievement for them and for us. 🙂
If you could relate to something in this article, don’t hesitate: book an appointment and we can discuss the best treatment for you.