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Nervous Patients

Are you scared of the dentist?

Any sort of fear can make you feel lonely with your worries, and being scared of the dentist is no exception. However, you may be surprised to learn that more than half of the UK population suffer in the same way, so if you are anxious about dentistry, you are definitely not alone in feeling this way. While this fear can take on differing levels – some people may experience mild anxiety while others suffer from fear so extreme that they can’t set foot inside a dental practice – here at The Sandstone Dental Practice in Heswall we can help you overcomes your worries with our personalised approach to patient care.
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Dental phobia certified

At The Sandstone Dental Practice we appreciate that a fear of the dentist affects many people, so we endeavored to offer a solution to help you keep your mouth healthy. Because of this our team has worked hard to become certified dental phobia professionals.

This means that our dental professionals understand your fears and are able to help you to overcome them, using a variety of tried and tested techniques.

Alleviating your fears

The first thing we do is listen to you. Everybody’s feelings are unique to them and we know that no one solution will fit all. We encourage you to discuss your worries with us so that we can help you as much as we can, even before your first appointment.

You are able to contact us via our website, email, Instagram, Facebook, over the phone, or pop in while you are passing. We have made ourselves as accessible as possible so that you can use whichever means of communication that you are most comfortable with. From here we can discuss methods and techniques of gradually overcoming your fears, based on your own personal needs.

This could include visiting the practice to look around during a quiet period (prior to having a dental appointment), learning distraction techniques, or simply being able to ask questions before your visit – our aim is to make you feel as comfortable and informed as possible before your first appointment.

Will it hurt?

For many people, dental fear is linked to a worry about being in pain. At The Sandstone Dental Practice we use a gentle dentistry approach at all times – we never want our patients to be in pain. To do this, we invest in training and technology so that our team have access to the best skills and equipment to allow them to carry out the best, pain-free dentistry possible.  We will also check on you throughout your treatment to ensure that you are comfortable so that you are in complete control of your treatment.

IV Sedation for dental fear

For those with severe fear or a very sensitive gag reflex, we are pleased to be able to offer intravenous (IV) sedation at The Sandstone Dental Practice. Sedation will help you to relax, removing the barriers that your body and mind may have built and the treatment will be undertaken with ease.  This means that anxious patients in Heswall are able to undergo the dentistry that they really need, under sedation.

Kate Blundell is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Click Here to verify

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