Our recipes against fear of the dentist
If you suffer from dental fear, you are in good company: Almost half of all people are more or less afraid of going to the dentist. Dentistry has been taking care of such anxious patients for several years. We have developed reliable methods to help these people. Several dentists who specialize in the treatment of anxious patients work at our dental practice in London. They will be happy to help you if you have a fear of visiting to our practice.
How fear of dentists arises
There can be many causes for a pronounced fear of going to the dentist:
- Previous treatments with insensitive dentists
- Bad childhood experiences
- Sensitivity to “dentist smells” and corresponding noises
- Fear of being misunderstood at the dentist because of bad teeth
- Fear of lengthy treatments
For many patients, several of these causes play together. They create a deep-seated dental phobia. This often creates a vicious circle: Because of the fear of dentists, necessary treatments are postponed and the teeth cause more and more problems. The person concerned fears the high treatment costs and stays at home even more.
What can you do yourself if you are afraid of the dentist?
If you are looking for help against your fear of dentists, you should come to our dental clinic. Every dentist in our practice has advanced training in treating patient with anxiety. They take a lot of time first to understand your fears. Only if we have a precise picture of your fear of dentists can we make meaningful suggestions for alleviation. In the end, we will be happy to ensure that your treatment is painless and pleasant.
As a patient with fear of dentists, you don’t even have to come to our practice:
- An anxiety patient questionnaire is available on our website.
- You can fill out the questionnaire conveniently at home and forward it to us.
After evaluating your answers, we will contact you. We suggest the next steps for a visit to the practice without fear of the dentist – individually tailored to you.
Individual package of measures against your fear of dentists
Our specialized dentist for anxious patients follows the scientific recommendations of professional associations such as the UK Society for Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine. Decisive measures against fear of dentists can be, for example:
- Empathetic consultation with a doctor to prepare for treatment
- Painless treatment with anaesthesia
- Additional relaxation thanks to nitrous oxide
- Use of special calming techniques
- Music through headphones so that treatment noises are not heard
- Bundled treatment plan with as few individual appointments as possible
Very important: a person who is afraid of dentists needs help. The dentists in our practice see themselves as helping companions. We would be happy to pave the way for your dental treatment. Before each step, however, you decide for yourself – we don’t want to persuade you to do anything.
If you manage to start a treatment with our support, you can achieve a more quality of life. Ultimately, sustainable dental health contributes to more joy in life. This is especially true if your dental phobia has kept you from visiting the practice for a long time. However, treatment needs that keep piling up longer and longer do not make it easier for you over time.
Treatments under general anesthesia against fear of the dentist
At our practice, we offer you the opportunity to counter fear of the dentist with general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a particularly good alternative for patients who are afraid of pain.
- With general anesthesia, you will not notice anything of the entire dental treatment – from start to finish.
- It is practically impossible to feel any pain during the treatment.
- An experienced anesthetist will check all of your body functions during general anesthesia. This gives you the security you need.
At our dental practice, we have a great deal of experience in countering fear by using general anesthesia. We have been using the process for many years. So far, there have never been any unforeseen incidents. However, patients who wish to be anesthetized must meet certain requirements. For example, you are not allowed to suffer from certain diseases. Patients are also not allowed to take some medications. Dentists and anesthetists will be happy to explain the details to you in our dental practice at any time.
Sustainable dental treatment also alleviates fear of dentists
At our dental practice in London, we treat your teeth in such a way that they cause you as few problems as possible later. We use high quality dentures for complete renovations and other treatments. You can bite without fear and put full weight on your jaw. Follow-up treatments or subsequent adjustments are often superfluous.
The whole team is there for you; you can address all problems and concerns openly with us. That is why patients with dental phobia keep coming back to us.
We are the dentists for anxious patients in London
You can start treatment with us in different ways: You can first fill out our anxiety questionnaire and send it to us. You are also welcome to contact us by phone, using the contact form or by email. Our experienced dentists will be happy to help you.