Dental Treatment Need Not be Frightening

by: anang

Quite a few people actively avoid seeking dental treatment due to their fears and anxiety. This may be due to a bad childhood experience, or a bad memory of receiving treatment in the dental chair. But it does not have to be this way, and our dental staff will try their best to alleviate your fears and make you feel comfortable during dental treatment.


If you are afraid of visiting the dentist then please let us know about your concerns so that we can help you get over this feeling, thus enabling you to receive essential dental treatment. This problem is far more common than you might think and there are lots of things we can do to help.


Taking The Fear out of Dental Treatment

  • Our dentists will take care to explain every stage of the dental treatment to you, and you are encouraged to ask all the questions you need in order to make you feel more comfortable
  • The dentist will explain exactly how the treatment will feel, what to expect, and how long it will take to complete
  • If you feel at all uncomfortable you will be given a visual cue to use to stop the dental treatment, usually by raising your hand

These simple practices help give control back to the patient, and this is often very important; sometimes a fear of dentists can stem from a feeling of a lack of control during the dental treatment. The chances are you will be pleasantly surprised at how painless dental treatments can be.


Even the removal of deeply impacted wisdom teeth can be completed painlessly, as we have visiting consultants who carry out this dental treatment, and who are able to administer intravenous sedation when necessary.


Advantages of Having Regular Dental Treatment

There are numerous advantages to having regular dental treatment, as you will be far less likely to need extensive procedures. This is because your dentist will be able to pick up any early signs of disease so that they can be treated quickly and effectively with the minimum amount of fuss. You will be far less likely to suffer from toothache or any other kind of dental pain in the future, and hopefully getting into a routine of receiving regular dental treatment will take away much of the fear.


Your biannual visits to our dental surgery should include having your teeth professionally scaled and polished as this has been proven to be highly effective in keeping teeth and gums healthy. Scaling removes the buildup of tartar on the teeth that would otherwise irritate the gums and cause inflammation, while polishing helps remove surface staining, refreshing your smile so your teeth appear a little whiter. It will also help to freshen up your breath.


Another important side effect of receiving timely dental treatment is that you will be helping to protect your general health. People with oral health problems are more at risk of developing serious general health problems, as open sores or wounds created by gum disease or tooth decay enable bacteria to enter the body via the mouth. The psychological benefits of receiving dental treatment should not be overlooked either, as having a nice healthy smile can be a huge boost to self-esteem and confidence.


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