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Nervous Patients

Nervous Patient Before Visiting The DentistAt 33 Dental, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for some people.

We strive to provide a welcoming and calming atmosphere in our dental practice, ensuring that our patients feel at ease before, during and after their dental treatment.

Here, you’ll find out more about dental anxiety and how we accommodate nervous patients at our dental surgeries.

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a common issue that affects many people, causing them to feel uneasy about dental treatment. This condition can be triggered by a variety of factors such as fear of pain, past bad experiences, or embarrassment. It can result in the avoidance of dental care, leading to poor oral health.

Causes of dental anxiety

Dental phobia can be caused by different things, including traumatic experiences in the past, fear of the unknown, and loss of control. Many people also fear pain, and the thought of being in the dental chair for an extended period can also cause anxiety. In some cases, people may not be able to pinpoint the cause of their dental anxiety.

Techniques to ease dental anxiety

At 33 Dental, we take a personalised approach to treat anxious patients. Our dental team understands that each person’s fear is unique and that different techniques work for different people. One of the ways we help to calm your nerves is by creating a welcoming environment in our dental practice. We provide a relaxing waiting room with comfortable seating and soothing music. Our staff members are trained to be empathetic and communicate with our patients, explaining each step of the dental procedure. We also offer distraction techniques such as watching TV shows or listening to music during treatment.

What is dental sedation?

Dental sedation is an effective way to manage dental anxiety in patients. It involves using medication to help you relax during dental treatment. At 33 Dental, we offer two types of dental sedation – oral sedation and IV sedation.

Oral sedation is given in the form of a pill or liquid, usually taken before the dental procedure. It helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

IV sedation

Intravenous sedation, also known as IV sedation, is delivered via injection into the bloodstream. This form of dental sedation puts the patient in a state of deep relaxation while still allowing them to respond to the dentist’s instructions.

What happens after dental sedation?

After dental sedation, patients may feel a little groggy and disoriented, and it’s recommended that they have someone else drive them home. It’s essential to take some time to rest and allow the effects of the medication to wear off before returning to normal activities.

Children’s fear of the dentist

At 33 Dental, we understand that children can be afraid of visiting the dentist, and we take extra care to make their experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our dental team is specially trained to work with children, using techniques such as play therapy and positive reinforcement to help them feel at ease. We also encourage parents to bring their children for regular check-ups to promote good oral health and to help prevent dental anxiety in the future.

In conclusion, dental anxiety is a common problem that affects many people, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from receiving essential dental care. At 33 Dental, we are committed to ensuring that our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatment. We offer a range of techniques to manage anxiety, including dental sedation and distraction techniques. If you are an anxious patient, we encourage you to speak to our team about your concerns so that we can work together to provide you with the best possible dental care.

At 33 Dental, your oral health is our number one priority. If you feel as though you may require dental treatment, would like to learn more about our treatment plans or are concerned with your dental care, please get in touch with us via phone at 0116 464 9002 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you to discuss treatment options.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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