Dental Anxiety - Fear Of The Dentist
Are You Worried About Visiting The Dentist?
Anxiety or fear of the dentist is a perfectly natural and understandable condition. In fact over a third of people in the UK are anxious or worried when they have to visit the dentist.
Because of the many people do not seek out dental treatment until they are in pain, perhaps the worst time to visit the dentist.
Treatment is then limited, often involving the removal of a tooth. This may not be seen as particularly nice and so a patient may feel more anxious at their next visit. This is a horrible cycle that we try to stop.
How Do We Help Our Nervous Patients
We are well known across Pembrokeshire and West Wales for helping people who are scared of the dentist.
You will not only find the dentist and staff friendly and understanding towards your needs but the whole atmosphere relaxing and unique.
Both of our practices are located within beautiful areas of Pembrokeshire, either in wonderfully aesthetic countryside or quaint market towns, a fact in itself helpful in conveying a relaxed unhurried approach to dentistry.
Further to this, however, all our clinicians have many years of experience in relaxation techniques ranging from dental hypnosis to intravenous sedation and we even employ some more unorthodox and unique methods of making you as relaxed as possible.
What is Dental Sedation
Sedation is the use of drugs to achieve relaxation within the dental surgery.
This is normally used if a dental treatment is deemed too much for a patient to cope with. We have the option to administer sedative drugs via a small needle in the back of the hand.
This technique is very effective. You are not asleep but you are generally oblivious or unaware as to what is happening. You lose your fears and not only do you become unconcerned with what is happening but also normally have no memory of the events after the procedure.
Dental Sedation Within Pembrokeshire
Few dental surgeons offer this service within Pembrokeshire, and none that are able to carry out the wide range of treatments we offer at the same time.
We have a number of qualified dentists who are able to use sedation to carry out treatments, across both of our practices, making it convenient to you.
This means that there is minimal wait, no referrals and all manner of treatment can be carried out in the same session, minimising stress and getting your treatment completed quicker.
Is It Safe?
Absolutely. When performed by expert dentists like ourselves, this procedure is completely safe.
You are constantly monitored by one of our nurses throughout the procedure so you can be reassured that you are in safe hands. We are even able to reverse the sedation should the need arise.
Animal Assisted Therapy
We are well known for being a little different when it comes to dentistry, and this is certainly the case with our animal assisted therapy.
By using animals in our calm and tranquil settings we are able to make many fears dissolve and start to regain some of the trust that you may have lost in your dentist.
To see exactly how it works and if you think it could work for you as well click HERE.
You can also see the practice featured for its unique approach to dentistry in the British Dental Journal
Many of our dentists have additional qualifications above that of a general practitioner allowing a wide range of advanced treatments.
Content Written and Approved by Dr Mark Boulcott