Nervous Patientsat Dentalcare Langley
Dentalcare Langley welcomes and supports nervous patients
Many people worry about visiting the dentist, but for some, it can be truly terrifying. Dental anxiety and dental phobias can cause a patient severe upset and even lead to panic attacks.
Dental phobia and anxiety about the dentist can be caused by a variety of reasons. Perhaps you’ve had a bad experience at the dentist when you were a child or in the past? Or perhaps embarrassment about your teeth makes you scared of visiting the dentist? Maybe it’s just fear of the unknown?
Dental anxiety and dental phobia can lead to a cycle of fear where you avoid a regular dental check-up which means you miss out on vital treatment. This in turn leads to more complex dental problems with potentially more expensive consequences.
At Dentalcare Langley we believe that everyone has the right to dental treatment, and we work hard to achieve that.
Our staff are experts in helping patients that are nervous. We know that a dental phobia is not imaginary or a weakness, but simply a different and very real perception.
The first step is to break the cycle of fear and to get in touch with us. We can talk to you and offer advice on the phone and then progress little by little into visits to the surgery and then to eventually having a very routine check-up before any treatment is even administered.
Helping to overcome dental phobias in Langley
We work with patients to find individual solutions. Things that can help include:
- Booking a morning appointment so that you are not feeling nervous all day
- Relaxation techniques
- Increasing treatment sessions times little by little
- Building confidence through increased knowledge
- Local anaesthetic can be used to manage pain and overcome fear
Like so many things in life, we feel more comfortable when we have a better understanding. By helping to increase your knowledge and understanding about the different practices and treatments that we provide, we hope to empower you to feel more in control. Our dentists take time to provide information and we discuss treatments and make shared decisions. You will not be rushed or asked to undergo any treatment that you do not feel ready for.