Nervous Patientsat Langley Dental
Langley Dental welcomes and supports nervous patients
Being scared of the dentist is more common than you may think. According to recent statistics, almost half of UK adults have a fear of going to the dentist with 12% of these people suffering with an extreme dental anxiety or phobia.
Dental anxiety and dental phobia can be caused by different things. Perhaps you’ve had a bad experience with a dentist in the past or when you were a child? Perhaps embarrassment about your teeth means you’re anxious about visiting the dentist? Perhaps it’s just the fear of the unknown?
Dental anxiety and dental phobia can lead to a cycle which becomes hard to break. You may avoid regular dental check-ups which means you miss out on vital treatment. This in turn leads to more complex dental problems with potentially more expensive consequences.
At Langley Dental we believe that everyone has the right to dental care and treatment, and we work hard to achieve that. Our caring team are experts in helping patients who 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 and to get in touch with us. You can do this in person, on the phone or via email or this website. We can talk to you and offer advice. We can then progress little by little into visits to the surgery and then to eventually having a routine check-up before any treatment is even administered.
Nervous patients can book an appointment at Dentalcare Langley
Helping to overcome dental phobias in Langley
Like many things in life, we feel more comfortable and in control when we have a better understanding of what is happening. We work with you to increase your knowledge and understanding about our surgery and the different treatments that we provide in order to empower you and make you feel more in control.
You will not be rushed or asked to undergo any treatment that you do not feel ready for. Our team take time to provide information and we discuss treatments and make shared decisions.
We work with you to find solutions that will work for you. Things that can help dental anxiety include:
- Booking an appointment for the morning so that you are not waiting around feeling nervous all day
- Starting with a chat, progressing to a general visit of the surgery and then increasing treatment sessions times little by little
- Relaxation techniques including deep breathing, mediation and yoga moves
- Building confidence through increased knowledge
- Listening to audio books and music whilst you’re having a check-up can be calming and soothing
- Local anaesthetic can be used to manage pain and overcome fear