Our dentist in Cheshire; the nervous patient
At Willaston dental care (your dentist in Cheshire), we understand and appreciate the complexities that come with being a nervous patient. Dentistry is a fundamental part of healthcare and for those who avoid it under almost every situation leave themselves far too open to serious health complications and unesserery early loss of teeth. Here, we explore this further!
We seek to remedy the short-term anxiety based symptoms of a dental aversion with discussion, calming music and pre-appointment non-medical introductions. As well as this, we understand the non-trivial and very complex underlying challenges that can stem from bad experiences in childhood, or discomfort.
Discomfort comes in many forms
A common complaint among those being badgered to attend their dental clinic is a fear of discomfort but more often than not, the discomfort caused by whichever condition is necessitating a visit is far greater than any that would occur during treatment. So what is really happening?
When so many (nearly 1 in 8 dental patients) have deep concerns about attending dental clinics, it is not an isolated ailment but a common experience. It is all too often ignored how hard a dental check up really is. We lie down in a chair that is tilted back looking into a bright light, with our mouth open barely able to see; it’s an inherently vulnerable position! Many people have the same instincts activated by a hairdresser. When you think about it, there are plenty of good reasons why the ancient reflex can rebel against the modern clinical setting, and as hard as you try to overcome them, these knee-jerk responses are stubbornly stuck in the stone age.
The role of our dentists in Cheshire is to help you along to get the best possible outcome. At the end of the day, we are a professional hired by you to advise and support not to berate you or to encourage an unwanted course of action.
After we have discussed and agreed on a treatment schedule, we will go through in detail the nature of the treatment, explaining each of the steps as an attempt to mitigate your concerns and make you entirely aware of each coming step in the treatment. We will also discuss what other arrangements may be of assistance and what level of sedation you feel is necessary. Would you like to use a blindfold? Dark glasses or music? And if such procedures are compatible and practical with the planned treatment.
If you think our dental service would be of use to you or a family member, please feel free to get in contact with the clinic and we will be happy to provide you with more information on the modifications we will carry out to treatment schedules, and how we can fulfill the needs of our more anxious patients.
You can contact our dentist in Cheshire over the phone or by email and we are happy to receive messages outside of office hours. We will get back to you as soon as the clinic re-opens.