Nervous dental patients: treatment options in Essex

If you are a nervous dental patient, you may not have visited a surgery for many years. At Dental Beauty Benfleet in Essex, we believe that everybody should have access to the treatment they need and the smile they deserve, and offer a number of ways to help you get back to full oral health in a relaxed and stress-free manner.

dental-nervous-patientDr Ricky Adams, principal dentist at our Essex practice, is a Dental Phobia certified dentist who has helped many nervous dental patients to overcome their fears and get any treatment they require.

There are many causes of fear, anxiety, and phobia around the concept of visiting the dentist. This can range from a bad experience during childhood to fear of being judged if you haven’t visited a practice in many years, from fear of specific triggers such as needles to anxiety about the need for extensive treatment.

Our Essex practice has many ways to help nervous dental patients get treatment. This can range from open, honest and clear discussion about any treatment that may be required to using sedation to help you relax during treatment.

We also offer the services of a hypnotherapist, who can work with you to get necessary treatment and can also teach you self-management techniques so that you can maintain progress and good oral health for life.

Our Essex team will never judge you if your oral health is in poor condition because of fear or phobia (or for any other reason). All we want to do is get you fit, healthy and smiling again as soon as possible.

Sedation involves the use of sedative drugs to induce a deeply relaxed state. Intravenous sedation is delivered via a small needle in your arm or the back of your hand. You will be closely monitored during treatment, and won’t feel any pain.

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