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Dental anxiety and dental implants

If you have dental anxiety, it is important to find a dental team that understands and accommodates your needs. Dental implants are generally safe procedures, even for patients with anxiety. Finding a dental team that is experienced in working with anxious patients or patients with dental phobias is crucial as it will greatly improve the experience for you.

Here are some steps that you can take:

Research Online: Look for dental practices in your area that specifically mention they cater to anxious patients. They may use terms like “gentle dentistry,” “sedation dentistry,” or “anxiety-free dentistry” in their descriptions. Look for dentists who are registered in treating patients with dental phobias as they have training & techniques to help anxious patients feel more comfortable.

Patient Reviews: Read online reviews from other anxious patients who have had experiences with these dental practices. Their experiences can give you valuable insight into the overall atmosphere of the practice and how anxious patients are cared for there.

Ask for Recommendations: Reach out to friends, family, or your current general dental practitioner for positive recommendations with anxious-friendly dental practices.

Schedule a Consultation: Once you’ve narrowed down your options, schedule a consultation. Use this opportunity to gauge how comfortable you feel with the dental team there. Communicate your concerns openly so that the dental team fully understand you and can take steps to ensure a positive experience for you.

Experience and Training: Ask about the experience and training of the dental team in handling anxious patients. Clinicians who are familiar with anxiety management techniques can make a significant difference in your comfort level.

Sedation Options: Enquire about sedation options available at the dental practice. Sedation can help you relax during the procedure, making it more manageable for those with anxiety.

Clear Communication: Choose a dental team that communicates clearly and patiently explains each step of the procedure. Feeling informed and supported can alleviate anxiety significantly.

Consider Alternative Therapies: Some dental practices offer alternative therapies such as aromatherapy to help patients relax during treatment.

Remember, it’s important to find a dental team who understand your concerns and are willing to work with you to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

If you would like to meet one of our friendly Treatment Coordinators for a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can help you here at Crossbank Dental Care, please call us on 01539 720820.

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