Did you know, 1 in 4 people in Brentwood suffer from dental phobia? The condition results in refusal to make or meet dental appointments, an unexplainable anxiety at the thought of attending the dentist and the fear of the stereotypical sounds and smells of a dental practice.
Thankfully, many dentists understand their patient’s phobias than ever before and many are trained in how to give a compassionate service that makes their patients feel comfortable and encourages them to make further appointments. Moreover, advances in dental technology means that there is now almost nothing to fear from a visit to your local dental practice. Local anaesthetic can now be administered by ‘the dental wand’, a computerised injection system that omits the need for any needles.
If you remain nervous about your check-up, stick to these steps in order to feel more at ease and overcome your phobia. Firstly, arrange an appointment in the morning, this leaves you with less time to stress and less time to find a reason not to attend. Once you have experienced your first appointment, you will be quick to see that there is nothing to fear from a routine check-up. If you are worried about any forthcoming surgery or treatment, organise a consultation through Advance Dental Clinic. This is to allow you time to understand the procedure, explain your anxieties to the dentist and come to an agreement on how you will deal with your phobia. If you are still nervous, why not ask a friend or family member to accompany you? Your dentist will not mind at all, and in fact will be happy you have found a way to overcome your fear. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.