Nervous dental patients need fear no more, thanks to advances in modern dentistry

Nervous dental patients may have struggled with their anxiety for years, desperately wanting a healthy mouth and an attractive smile yet wracked with crippling fear. At Dental Beauty Benfleet in Essex we understand how much dental phobia can affect your life, impacting not just your oral health but your self-image, general wellbeing, and confidence too.

nervous-dental-patientsThat’s why, at our Essex clinic, we are pleased to offer a range of solutions designed to help nervous dental patients get both the treatment they need and the smile they deserve. Because everyone deserves a smile to be proud of, even you. It may seem like a distant dream right now, but if you want to beat your fear your journey begins by contacting our Essex dental practice.

If you haven’t visited the dentist in many years, you may feel embarrassed or ashamed by the condition of your teeth. At our Essex practice we urge you not to feel this way; we take nervous dental patients’ concerns seriously and know that by passing judgement on your oral health we will only add to the problem. We are determined to help you conquer your anxiety, whatever it takes.

Every nervous dental patient’s story will be unique, so we will start by getting to know a bit about you and, if possible, identifying the root cause of your fear. It may be a negative experience as a child or in the past, or could be triggered by something specific – the sound or feeling of a drill, the sight of a needle, perhaps. Sometimes people can’t identify what causes their anxiety, and we can work with that too.

We will work with you to find the ideal route back to dental health. Among the options for nervous dental patients are using in-chair entertainment (listening to the radio, music, or watching a film) during some treatments to help you relax, hypnotherapy – which can provide helpful ways to cope with future treatment – and conscious sedation, which involves being awake so able to cooperate with treatment, but very relaxed and free from pain.

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