Advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

8th September 2020 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

Most people don’t like the dentist.

The good news is that people who are dentists know that, and don’t take it personally.

It may not help you to know that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people, but they are and they genuinely want you to have a comfortable mouth and a healthy smile.

advice for nervous patients shows close up of hand holding dental tools

The main problem is, that in their line of work they often use needles, or other sharp instruments, and make us keep our mouth open too long with tubes dangling out. So the whole process can be uncomfortable, though with modern medicines, at least it’s not actually painful like it was in the old days.

It’s worth remembering that your dentist, and the dental team, are the people who truly understand why you feel nervous, or why you avoid going to the dentist if you can.

Your dentist will always try to help you feel relaxed and confident.

Taking time, is the important advice for nervous patients

It’s all part of a dentist’s job to understand how a patient feels about being there in the chair. But first, you have to make an appointment and get yourself into the surgery!

1: Take time to call your dentist

If you haven’t been to the dentist for over six months, then call to find out how we can help you. With new procedures in place to restrict the spread of coronavirus, we’re speaking to patients before they come in for a face to face appointment. This gives patients even more time to talk about their needs and their concerns.

Give us a call, because:

2: On the day of the appointment, give yourself plenty of time to get to the practice

You’ll be feeling nervous enough about going to the dentist. Be sure you don’t add to your anxiety. These days, face-to-face appointments run to a strict schedule, so plan your journey so you’re not stuck in traffic or pushed to find a car-parking space.

3: Allow time to talk to the staff in the practice.

Although your appointment time with your dentist is limited, there are other people who work in the practice who can talk to you as their schedule is more flexible.

4: Allow your dentist time to get to know you too.

The more you visit your dentist for regular appointments, the better your dentist can help you achieve good oral health.

In short, the best advice for nervous patients is take time.

Allow time to:

Why not contact your nearest SpaDental practice to find out how we care for nervous patients.

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