Overcome Dental Anxiety

Overcome Dental Anxiety

Scared of the Dentist? Overcome Dental Anxiety with a Caring Dentist in Bottesford, Notts

Many people experience anxiety when facing a dental appointment but fear not because Bottesford Dental Health is here to help. Our friendly staff have been helping patients deal with dental anxiety and have a strong track record of helping patients in the Grantham, Bottesford, Newark, Melton, Bingham, Leicester and Nottingham area.

Just have a look at what one of our nervous patients had to say:

“I am the very best dentist’s nightmare… I am nervous, vocal, (try to use humour to excuse my nerves?) and probably drive the staff mad… after an initial check up with Tasha, following the loss of a front bridge, fitted 20 years ago!! I felt safe and encouraged, to commit to a long and overdue plan of treatment!!!” – Rick Bertin.

Understanding one’s fear of the dentist is the first step towards overcoming it and you’re in safe hands now because we’ve got you!!! Give us a call on 01949 842 970 and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help.

Understanding Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a common issue that affects a significant portion of the population. It can manifest as fear, stress, or unease about dental visits and procedures. It can be very difficult to deal with but with the right dental practice in your corner, you can feel happy and safe knowing that you will be well taken off with us.

Causes of Dental Fear

What causes this fear? Well, maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past which led to a lasting fear. You could have through vicarious learning heard about somebody else’s bad experience or maybe it is a fear of pain or the unknown. There are several reasons why this can happen and it’s our job to help you understand it which is the first step to overcome it.

Physical Reactions to Anxiety

It’s not uncommon to have a physical reaction to the fear of a dentist. Some individuals may experience increased heart rates triggered by the “Fight or Flight” response, sweating, an upset stomach, or even muscular tension.

Preparation Strategies

Now that you know why it can happen and how you react, it’s time to get ready to visit the dentist as effective preparation for a dental visit can significantly reduce apprehension. It involves both mental and practical readiness and we can help guide you through this process.

Practical Steps Before Your Appointment

Schedule Wisely: You should choose a time for your dental appointment when you’re least likely to be rushed or stressed and bringing a friend along for moral support is also a good idea. Sleep well the night before the day of the appointment.

Remember, we’re here to help so contact us.

Whether you need to discuss your fears and how to overcome them or just want to have a chat so you feel comfortable taking the first step towards us, you can call us or email us.

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