Dental phobia is a profound fear of going to the dentist or having dental treatment; it is relatively common and it can have very damaging implications. Many patients experience anxiety when they have to go to the dentist, but for some people, the fear is so serious that they avoid going to the dentist for several years. In this case, it is likely that they have severe dental health issues, which require urgent treatment.
What causes dental phobia?
There are many different possible causes of dental phobia, from negative experiences in the past, to a fear of needles, injections or the dreaded dental drill. Many patients who have not been to the dentist for a long time also experience even greater anxiety because they are worried about needing treatment and embarrassed about the state of their teeth and gums.
How can Sparkle Dental Boutique help you?
If you suffer from dental phobia, we can help. It is really important to have regular dental check-ups to prevent oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and ensure that any problems are detected and treated as early as possible. Check-ups also help to keep your teeth looking strong and healthy.
We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and we have many years of experience in treating patients who suffer from dental anxiety and dental phobia. We adopt a very gentle, caring and compassionate approach and above all, we offer patients time. Our amazing dentists spend time getting to know patients so that they understand the source of fear and this means that they are able to draw up a personalised treatment plan, which caters for the client’s individual needs.
We provide local anaesthesia to prevent pain and we are always there to offer advice, information and support for our patients; we want clients to feel comfortable and relaxed when they come to the practice in the future and above all, we want patients to experience good oral health and high levels of confidence and self-esteem. Contact the team at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Acton for more information.