Fear of the dentist is as old as dentistry itself. In fact, dental phobia is one of the most common phobias affecting people of all ages and from different backgrounds. Nearly 20% of British people avoid the dentist because of dental phobia and, unfortunately, this number is rising steadily.
At Care Dental Platinum, your London dentist for nervous patients, we have another reason why you should visit the dentist – the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™. This innovative dental technique encompasses dental sedation, guided imagery and pain-free dental technology, allowing patients to undergo different treatments with minimum discomfort. As a matter of fact, most of our patients return to our dental practice for further treatment after having experienced the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™.
What causes dental fear?
Dental fear and anxiety do not always have clear causes. While many people claim that they developed a fear of the dentist as a result of a disastrous dental appointment, others may be too ashamed of the state of their mouth to let a dentist see it. Those who are afraid of the drill or needles are more prone to picking up fears and avoiding the dentist altogether. Last but not least, some people are not afraid of the dentist, but do not feel comfortable when someone pokes around their mouth. Whatever the reason behind your dental phobia, your London dentist for nervous patients is here to help.
Overcoming dental anxiety with the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™
The Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™ is divided into three main stages:
- Oral sedation
- Guided imagery
- Painless dental technology.
Oral sedation is administered through the mouth with the help of oxygen and nitrous oxide that gradually makes the patient feel relaxed. Once you reach an optimum stage of relaxation, your dentist will use various pictures to ease your mind and give your further instructions. Patients are not asleep during the treatment, instead, they can communicate with the dentist if needed. Last but not least, we will use innovative dental tools and techniques to ensure that no pain is experienced during your treatment.
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To find out more about our treatments and the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™, contact your London dentist for nervous patients today.