People who’ve developed an anxiety or phobia about visiting the dentist can go years without treatment. Patients can begin to fear that treatments will be more intense or take longer as a result of this and so the anxiety grows.
At Norfolk Dental Specialists, we understand that patients exhibiting anxiety must be treated with special care and attention. It’s part of our job to mitigate the anxieties that may have prevented a patient with phobia from returning to the dentist. Our approach is always to put the patient at the centre of what we do. We will listen to your concerns, and we will make sure that you have the chance to address any anxieties before embarking on a course of treatment with us.
It’s Not Just About Pain
Some people’s anxieties have arisen because they had painful experiences at the dentist. We have measures for reducing discomfort ranging from numbing gels to anaesthetist-administered sedation. However, we recognise that this is not the whole story. Anxieties present themselves in a variety of ways. Some patients may not be concerned about pain, the source of their anxiety may be crowded waiting rooms or a phobia of needles.
In all cases, our approach is to encourage patients to share any negative feelings as early as possible in the process. Then we can take the appropriate course of action to reduce the anxiety.
Your journey with us starts with a consultation. This is your chance to tell us about any concerns you may have and our chance to create a plan that meets all your requirements to restore your smile whilst eliminating any anxiety you may have about the process.
To arrange your consultation for periodontal treatment, or to discuss your options for dental implants that anchor prosthetic crowns and bridges, please call us on 01603 632525 or make an enquiry using the online form on our contact page.