Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it’s the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child.
The good news is that we at Easter Ross Dental Care understand our patient’s fears.
Dental anxiety and phobia can have adverse impacts on a person’s quality of life, and hence at Easter Ross Dental Care it is imperative to identify and alleviate these significant obstacles to pave the way for better oral health and overall well-being of the individual. It is our duty and responsibility to provide excellent dental care to anxious patients .
Management of anxious patients is an integral part of our clinical practice. Our therapy is customized to each individual following proper evaluation, and is based on our experience, expertise, degree of anxiety, patient intellect, age, cooperation, and clinical situation.
With a combination of kindness and gentleness we can do a lot to make dental treatment stress free.
If you haven’t seen a dentist for several years because of fear or anxiety, be reassured that you should find the experience more bearable.
Most people who are scared of the dentist have had bad memories from childhood.
We have a friendlier environments, a pleasant reception area and polite staff.
Advances in technology have also improved dentistry. Treatment can now be completely painless. A numbing gel can also be used to numb your gums before an injection so you don’t feel the needle.
We communicate with the patient and identify their source of fear and anxiety, with adjuvant use of self-reporting anxiety and fear scales to enable categorization as mild, moderate, or extreme anxiety or dental-phobic.