How do we help our nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety?
Do you experience a feeling of dread before every dental appointment? Perhaps you have avoided your routine check-up for the last few years or are feeling anxious before an upcoming treatment. Here at our warm and welcoming dental practice in Leeds, we go the extra mile to make our patients feel at home. As an award-winning private practice, we proudly provide a comprehensive range of dental treatments for all the family.
However, we understand that you can experience dental anxiety at any age. This is why we have done everything within our power to create a comfortable atmosphere the minute you enter the doors to our showroom. We’ve put together everything you need to know about how to conquer anxiety before your dental appointment.
WHY DO OUR NERVOUS PATIENTS EXPERIENCE DENTAL ANXIETY?
Did you know that one in seven British adults has severe dental anxiety?
You could feel nervous before your dental appointment for a number of reasons. Here are just some of the factors that contribute to dental anxiety:
ANXIETY FROM CHILDHOOD
Maybe you had a bad experience at the dentist as a young child or remember a treatment as particularly painful. Either way, you could have felt nervous before visiting the dentist for a number of years. It’s important to know that you are in safe hands when you visit The Dental Architect. Our qualified dentists treat every case with care and precision, making every procedure as pain-free as possible.
EMBARRASSED ABOUT DENTAL HYGIENE
You may not have kept on top of your dental hygiene. This could be for a number of reasons. You could feel embarrassed at what our dentists might think when performing an oral exam. Here at our private dental practice in Leeds, our friendly team will never judge you.
There is no need to shy away from a routine check-up, even if you haven’t visited the dentist in years. We treat each and every one of our patients the same, regardless of their oral health history. Our dentists will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that encourages you to care for your oral hygiene at home.
NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT
The fear of the unknown gets to the best of us sometimes. Not knowing what your dentist is going to say about your oral hygiene could be making you a nervous patient. Feeling vulnerable when you are in the dental chair is understandable as it can make you feel out of control.
If you are feeling lost before, during or after your appointment, we’re here to help. Our team will explain everything to you in great detail until you understand it. We will always take the time to answer any questions you may have about our treatments beforehand.
HOW TO RELIEVE YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY
Our compassionate team will take the time to ease your mind during your appointment, answering any questions you may have. We’ve put together some of the ways we can work together to help relieve your dental anxiety.
TALK TO YOUR DENTIST BEFOREHAND
If you’re feeling nervous before your appointment, let us know. We will work with you to help you feel relaxed. We can:
- Talk to you throughout your appointment, to help keep your mind distracted
- We can show you the dental instruments before they are used and explain what they are
- Our clinicians can explain exactly what is going to happen during your appointment before it begins
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have throughout your appointment. You may even wish to call our friendly reception team beforehand to learn more about your treatment. Alternatively, you could find the answers you are looking for on our website.
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GET INTO A ROUTINE WITH ROUTINE CHECK-UPS
If you visit our practice twice a year for your routine check-ups, you will slowly become more comfortable over time. You will start to feel at ease knowing what to expect. We love seeing familiar faces, so keep up with the routine check-ups and stay on top of your oral health.
BRING A FRIEND WITH YOU
Bring a friend or family member along with you to your appointment. They could help you stay calm during your appointment and reassure you that everything will be fine. We all need a bit of support from time to time and bringing someone along who understands your fears could ease your mind before treatment begins.
LET US HELP YOU OVERCOME YOUR FEAR TODAY
Here at The Dental Architect, our beautiful and relaxing surroundings feel more like a boutique hotel than a dentist.
Our friendly team will do everything they can to relieve your anxiety and put you at ease during your appointment. We will be accommodating to any dental anxiety you are experiencing and will go out of our way to create a calm atmosphere for you. If you’d like to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment, just let us know.
We offer free consultations with our compassionate treatment coordinators if you would like to see our practice and get a feel before committing to an appointment. Please contact our private practice in Leeds today on 0113 868 4324 to book.