Are you dealing with dental fear?
Dental fear and anxiety are common phobias that patients can develop at some point in their lives. For some, dental fear begins from a young age, leading to a lifelong battle with poor oral health. For others, dental fear starts later in life as a result of past dental experiences, fear of needles, fear of losing control, or fear of pain. Whatever the cause, dental fear should be identified and addressed as soon as possible. Patients who avoid the dentist due to dental fear are more likely to developed serious oral health complications such as gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay. Finding ways to overcome your dental fear will benefit you and your smile in the long run.
How To Overcome Dental Fear
We welcome patients with dental fear and anxiety to visit our Wirral dental office. Understanding the cause of your dental fear can help us create a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. Under the care of a trusted dentist, most patients with dental fear can comfortably and effectively receive the treatment they need. Our team of dentists takes great pride in building strong relationships with our patients, where they feel comfortable disclosing any anxieties or fear they may feel.
To help overcome dental fear, it is important for patients to:
- Ask questions. If you would like to know more about what your visit will entail, please be sure to ask your dentist, hygienist, and the dental staff.
- Bring music or an e-book to listen to. Listening to music can help keep your mind at ease during your dental visit.
- Discuss why you are afraid of the dentist with your dental care team. Telling your dentist and staff about your dental fear can help them create a more positive dental experience.
- Ask about sedation dentistry. For patients with extreme cases of dental fear, dental sedation may be an effective tool to use during dental visits. Dental sedation helps you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout your appointment, and it is also ideal for patients who are receiving multiple treatments during their visit.
Compassionate Dental Care in Wirral
At Buckle Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Ian Buckle leads a team of highly trained, experienced, and compassionate dental professionals. Our team is dedicated to helping each one of our patients improve their oral health through high quality, patient-centered dental care. We routinely see patients with dental fear in our Wirral dental office.
We take the time to understand your concerns and create an atmosphere where you feel understood, safe, and informed. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 0151 515 0550 or request an appointment online.