Are you afraid of visiting the dentist?

Do you worry about going to your dentist? does it make you mildly anxious, or does it play on your mind for weeks on end before you build up the courage to make an appointment? Studies show that 75% of us have at least a little concern about visiting their dentist. However there are extreme cases;some people are so afraid to visit the dentist they only ever eat soft food so they don’t damage any teeth on anything that’s hard, and other people will suffer for years with toothache or poor oral health, which in turn may negatively affect their appearance.

dental-nervous-patientsOvercome your fears with a Harley Street dentist

Harley Street Dental Clinic believe that everyone should receive proper oral health care without their fears getting in the way, that’s why the Harley Street dentist offers patients a number of solutions to help them overcome their fears. The dentists are more than happy to discuss each treatment in depth with the patient, to help ease their anxieties. They will also arrange a signal for the patient, so that they can flag up if they ever need a break during any procedure. In addition, patients are more than happy to listen to music, audio books, or to watch a film during treatment to help them relax. If none of the methods listed previously are appealing to the patient, the Harley Street dentist offers two different types of sedation: Relative analgesia (RA) sedation involves using gas and air to aid relaxation, the patient will still be conscious, but will be comfortable and unaware of the treatment. Intravenous sedation is also available with a consultant anaesthetist for patients who require this option, however they will need someone to take them home after the treatment and look after them until the next morning.

If you are afraid of visiting the dentist, please contact the Harley Street dentist to discuss your worries and concerns. Don’t continue to suffer or allow the fear to negatively affect your life any longer, as the clinic is more than likely to have a solution to enable you to receive the treatment and care that you need.