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Sedation For Nervous Dental Patients In Teddington

Banish Treatment Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry At Elmfield House Dental

Being anxious, fearful or phobic of the dentist is common. Here at Elmfield House Dental we understand that a visit to the dentist may be difficult for you, which is why we offer both intravenous and oral sedation as an optional extra for those who need it.

Different Levels Of Anxiety

Patients may be uncomfortable visiting the dentist, but able to control their emotions enough to come and have the treatment they need with support from staff. In some instances, patients might just need a little help with certain treatments that are more invasive than others. However, some patients may find themselves experiencing real fear in relation to their dental visits, where they are more than anxious, and require prior planning and additional support with visits, along with sedation.

Unfortunately, some patients may have a complete phobia of the dentist where just visiting the dentist will be a big achievement and huge hurdle for them to overcome. In this instance, knowing sedation and support is available may help encourage a patient to pay a visit to the dentist and help overcome their fear. Helping phobic patients have a positive experience is a priority because it is possible to completely overcome phobia this way, leading to future visits being nothing more than a routine appointment.

How Elmfield House Dental Helps Nervous Patients

As a priority, our first response to a patient struggling with anxiety, fear or phobia over a dental visit is empathy and understanding. Our focus is to help patients get the support and help they need to get the dental treatment they deserve.

We provide treatments with the least possible discomfort and we ensure that patients are never rushed and are able to take their time with decisions over treatments.

When you reach out to us for help, we will begin by taking your medical details, together with more information about your dental worries, anxiety, fears or phobias, and why you think you need to visit the dentist. It may be that you haven't been to the dentist for several years because of your phobia and a dental emergency has pushed you to call us. It may be that a bad experience elsewhere has made you feel anxious about visiting. Every case is unique, and we're here to assess your needs and your anxiety before we then tailor your treatment according to your needs.

There are lots of special adjustments we can make to help you including:

  • Arranging a pre-visit to us before any examinations or treatments are completed
  • Advising you on treatments you could seek elsewhere before visiting us to help your visit feel easier, like counselling or behavioural therapy
  • Enabling you to work at your own pace
  • Adjusting our usual way of working to suit your needs
  • Offering you extra services like sedation to make your visit easier

 

Elmfield House Dental Tailors Anxiety Treatment To Your Needs

Here in Teddington we offer various different types of sedation to help you, including oral sedation and intravenous sedation. We can also seek professional anaesthetist advice from the local hospital in special cases. Our goal is to tailor your anxiety treatment to your specific needs and enable you to access the dental care you need and deserve.

If you suffer from a fear of the dentist and live in Teddington or the surrounding areas, please get in touch with the sympathetic team at Elmfield House Dental on 020 8614 1995 to see how we can help.

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