Regular visits to the dentist are a fact of life for all of us – but what if you have real ‘dentist fear’? Let us put your mind at ease. Dental Healthcare Practice are a team of highly experienced and very friendly dentists in Horsham, and we particularly specialise in gentle dentistry, treating patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist.
At Dental Healthcare Practice, we appreciate that dental anxiety is a common occurrence and can affect people of all ages. We also know that there are varying levels of anxiety that can be experienced, ranging from slightly nervous dental patients to severe dentist phobia. So if you’re nervous about going to the dentist for any reason, you’re certainly not alone!
Our Horsham practice offers a relaxed atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable and at ease. We have a friendly, helpful and attentive team who will do their best to help you overcome your fear of dentists while you’re here. Dentist anxiety can affect people in many different ways. You may be anxious about specific aspects of dental treatment which may make you fearful of having dental treatment.
We are often asked whether there are any options if the patient wishes to be sedated while their treatments take place. We are fully sympathetic of your concerns, and can offer a number of relaxation and dental sedation methods which we can deploy to help you overcome your fear of the dentist. For our nervous patients, we offer sedation dentistry that successfully deals with issues such as:
- Fear of dentist
- Low pain threshold or very sensitive teeth
- Bad gag reflex
- Trouble sitting still in the dentist’s chair
Sedation dentistry can be used for all kinds of dental treatment, ranging from a simple dental hygiene procedure to more invasive fillings, crowns, bridges and complex root canal treatment. So this is something that could be perfect for you if you are concerned about dental surgery.
How does dental sedation work?
The goal of dental sedation is not to make you unconscious but to leave you entirely relaxed while you are in the dentist’s chair – it is referred to as moderate sedation or conscious sedation as you are awake throughout. However, you will have no problem relaxing, and patients typically have no memory of the events.
For higher level requirements, IV sedation dentistry can be used to administer the sedative through a vein. This means that it starts working almost immediately and can adjusted by the dentist. You will remain conscious so that the dentist is able to work easily, but you will unaware of the treatment.
This sedation allows even the most nervous patients to have dental treatment and surgeries without fear. If this is something that you think could be useful for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our caring and experienced team will be able to talk you through the process to put your mind at ease.
If you’re looking for the best dentist for nervous patients, someone who really cares about delivering pain free dentistry, you will be in safe hands at Dental Healthcare Practice.
Simple or complex dental treatments are carried out in relaxed surroundings to ensure that you feel at ease throughout your appointment. We also provide Free Parking and there is ground floor disabled access.