Dental anxiety is a very common phenomenon, affecting almost 1 in 3 people worldwide. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to severe panic attacks and refusal to see a dentist. Extreme cases of dental phobia are not that frequent and may require working with a psychologist and other health professionals to overcome it.
At Care Dental Platinum, we understand that the initial contact between the dentist and the patient can expose the presence of anxiety, fear, and phobia. This is the reason, Dr Bashar Al-Naher, our dentist for nervous patients in London, has developed the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique TM, an alternative approach to dental treatment that allows patients to experience pain-free dentistry.
What is the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique TM?
This innovative dental technique is divided into three stages:
- The sedation stage
- The cognitive stage
- The dental stage.
The first stage involves administering our patients some ‘happy air’, consisting of 70% oxygen and 30% nitrous oxide. This combination of gases brings a feeling of peace, tranquillity and relaxation when inhaled by the patient. Then, our dentist for nervous patients in London will give patients instructions and relaxation with the help of beautiful imagery. Typically, we want our patients to imagine that they are in a beautiful garden. The combination of the mixture of air and the guided imagery, allows patients to think that they are indeed somewhere beautiful and relaxing. Once relaxation has been achieved, our dentist for nervous patients in London, we will ensure that our patients will not experience anything painful or uncomfortable during the treatment. We also ensure that any tooth or gum area we are going to work on is totally numb before we start. Moreover, any noises are eliminated or are incorporated in the entire process.
By combining all these elements harmoniously, we are able to guarantee that our patients can benefit from high-quality, pain-free and effective dentistry. Our Enjoyable Dentistry Technique TM is ideal for most patients, including young adults and children. By experiencing a totally pain-free experience, children and young adults are less likely to develop a fear of the dentist as they grow up.