What is dental anxiety?
Many people get nervous before a visit to the dentist, but for some, the prospect is truly terrifying. Some patients may suffer from dental anxiety, where you experience a true fear of seeing the dentist or of being in a dental surgery.
A dental phobia is a severe form of dental anxiety and may result in you avoiding seeing the dentist or avoiding having dental treatment altogether.
A dental phobia can result in a dangerous cycle whereby you don’t get the dental treatment you need because you are too frightened to visit the dentist, and this can result in potentially expensive and complicated dental problems.
Nervous patients may develop dental anxieties or dental phobias for many reasons. Perhaps you had a bad experience in the past with a dentist. Maybe you’re embarrassed about your teeth, or you are frightened of experiencing pain. Perhaps you don’t like the idea of not being in control at the dentist.
Whatever your reason, and whether you are a nervous patient, have dental anxiety or a dental phobia, we at J&R Dental can help. We have treated hundreds of nervous patients from Ruislip, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Pinner, Northwood, Harrow and throughout London.
Our experienced team are extremely sympathetic and understanding to your situation. We will work with you to help you overcome your dental fears.
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How do we help nervous patients at J&R Dental in Ruislip?
We passionately believe that everyone has the right to have dental treatment and so we are committed to helping you overcome your fears and worries. Here are some of the techniques we use to work with you in overcoming your dental anxieties.
We give you time to talk to us about your fears and needs. Likewise, we take time to talk to you about our treatments and procedures. We will go at your pace. We won’t rush you into having any treatment that you don’t feel comfortable with or ready for.
Our friendly and sympathetic team will work with you to understand your fears and dispel many of the myths that surround dentistry.
We advocate that prevention is better than cure. If we can help you to have a healthy dental check-up, then this allows us to make sure that there are no issues with your teeth. If dental problems are left untreated, we can still help, but treatment becomes potentially more complex and costly to deal with.
At J&R Dental in Ruislip, we are proud to use the latest techniques within digital dentistry and we employ the latest technology. This makes your treatment less invasive and more comfortable. Talk to us about our technology – you’ll be amazed about what can be done!
We have created a relaxed atmosphere at our dental practice in Ruislip which will help to put you at your ease.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nervous Patients
I haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, and I’m embarrassed by my teeth, what can I do?
Please come and see us or call us for a chat to talk through your concerns. We don’t want you to put off your visit any longer because you may miss out on important treatment for your teeth. We are a friendly team who see many patients with different teeth and lots of different dental problems; and nothing bothers us at all. We would be happy to meet you and help you to get your teeth back to good health.
I’m anxious about having dental treatment. How can I prepare myself before the appointment?
It might be a good idea to book an appointment to see us and talk to us before the treatment is carried out. In this way, you can visit our relaxed dental practice in Ruislip and find out more about what the treatment entails and go through the process step by step. We recommend that nervous patients book an early morning dental appointment so that you do not have to wait around all day worrying about it.
I’m too scared to visit any dentist and feel sick at the thought of going into a dental practice. What can I do?
If you can’t face a visit to our dental practice in Ruislip, then please call us to talk to one of our understanding team. We can arrange for you to have a chat with one of our experienced dentists to help put you at your ease. In time and little by little, we can help you to build up to coming in to see us just for a visit. And then, when you are ready, we can arrange to have a gentle check of your teeth and gums.