How To Banish Your Fear of The Dentist For Good

Fear of the dentist is a very common problem, with approximately one in ten UK adults avoiding dental treatment until an emergency arises because of fear, anxiety, or phobia. At The Mall Stockport our whole team understands and empathises with nervous patients. However, we do not think it should prevent you from seeking treatment, which is why we will work with you to help you banish your fear for good.

There are numerous causes of fear of the dentist, from a bad experience during childhood to a specific trigger such as the sound of a drill. Some people also find that, if they haven’t visited a dental practice in many years because of fear or for some other reason, they are ashamed about the condition of their teeth. Some may even have had a poor experience when they were fitted with dentures and have lived with some inconvenience for years rather than see a dentist again.

At The Mall Stockport dental practice, we will never be judgemental. All we want to do is to help you get back to full dental health, without fear of the dentist being a barrier.

For that reason, we offer treatment under sedation. The Mall Stockport clinic is fully equipped to provide sedation, and this will be delivered by a highly experienced, fully qualified practitioner, so you will be in safe hands at all times.

Many patients have benefitted from treatment using intravenous (IV) sedation at The Mall Stockport. Sedative drugs are delivered in a controlled manner via a small needle in the back of your hand. Unlike general anaesthetic at a hospital, you will not be unconscious and will be able to cooperate with your dentist during treatment. However, you will be in a state of deep relaxation and will remember little to nothing about treatment afterwards. Most importantly, of course, you will not experience any pain.

You will need to bring someone with you to drive you home and stay with you after your appointment, as the sedatives take a few hours to wear off.

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