Helping to to relax nervous patients throughout a dental procedure.
Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias and it is thought that nearly half of us suffer from some level of it. For some, it is just a case of accepting the anxiety and simply carrying on attending their practice for check ups and treatment when needed.
Others may be able to take advantage of methods such as meditation, aromatherapy or hypnotism to help them get through the situation and these techniques can help for those with relatively mild to moderate dental anxiety.
For others though, the levels of anxiety may be such that it prevents them from even attending a dentist for regular check ups. This can, over time, lead to serious oral health issues as problems like gum disease become advanced. When this happens, tooth loss is a possibility, but it’s a condition that could so easily have been avoided. Where more invasive treatment is needed, or even requested for cosmetic purposes, anxiety can present a real challenge for both patient and dentist alike. However, there are options available to help you overcome this.
At The Clock Tower Dental Clinic in Epsom, we offer sedation dentistry for our very anxious patients. This allows the patient to remain fully awake, yet in such a relaxed state that many have claimed that time passes much quicker than is actually the case. Dr Joe Omar, our anaesthetist is a long serving Harley Street doctor, so you can be sure that you are in excellent hands. Being conscious during the procedure is important as the dentist may need to ask questions as the procedure takes place. Naturally, the local anaesthetic administered prior to the procedure ensures that it will also be as comfortable as possible for the patient.
In addition to sedation, we are always looking for ways to take advantage of changes in technology which are beneficial for our patients. We have added ‘The Wand’ and ‘INJEX’ to our range of equipment, both of which help to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience. The Wand is a computer controlled injection system which administers the anaesthetic at a controlled flow to make it more comfortable, whilst INJEX offers an entirely needle free experience which is especially helpful for nervous patients.
If you have been putting off visiting a dentist because of your anxieties, and live in Epsom in Surrey, don’t risk storing up problems for the future. Please take advantage of our patient friendly service by calling The Clock Tower Dental Clinic on 01372 720136.