Our Top Tips for Overcoming Anxiety

July 23, 2017

Dental phobia is a serious condition that affects a large proportion of the population that does not regularly see a dentist. here are our top tips for overcoming dentlaanxiety FOR GOOD, so that you can stay dental healthy and happy for life!

Find a Dentist That Understands

Our dentists love treating axnxious patients, and three of them are trained in dental sedation, so that they can make you dental experienece as relaxing as possible.

Visit the Practice for an Informal Chat Before You Decide

Once you've decided to go ahead with a consultation, drop in beforehand to have a look around, meet our team and see the environment. Tell the team that you're anxious so they know beforehand.

Pick an Appointment Time Early in the Morning

You'll have less time to dwell on it.

Remember the First Appointment is a Check-Up

The first appointment will simply be a check-up/comsutlation so don't worry that you'll be launched into having a filling, the drill or a needle. See this first visit as your chance to get to know the dentist.

Bring a Friend With You to Your Appointment

The dentist won't mind if they accompany you throughout the check-up or treatment.

Agree a Signal with the Dentist

Have a chat with our dentist before your examination or treatmnet, and agree on a signal that you can use to demonstrate that you need a break and want them to stop.

It can be as simple as pointing your finger, and will help you feel more in control.

Start Gradually with Easy Appointments

Begin overcominng your anxieties with a clean and polish then work up to more extensive treatment once you've built up trust and rapport with your hygienist and dentist.

Bring a Personal Stereo with you

You can listen to your own music during your visit. It will help you relax. And remember to keep the volume low enough to hear what the dentist is saying throughout the appointment.

Opt for Dental Sedation

You may prefer to have relaxing sedation during your treatment, where you will still be awake, but not bothered by what is going on around you and forget it afterwards. Find out more here.