Dental phobias: Why you shouldn’t let nervousness get in the way of dental check-ups
Not everyone enjoys a visit to the dentist. In fact, more people than you think avoid dental check-ups intentionally due to a dental phobia or a negative past experience.
Unfortunately, missing regular appointments is likely to create additional oral health problems in the future – especially if there is poor dental hygiene – with patients potentially requiring more in-depth treatment to restore their teeth and gums back to health.
I’ve treated hundreds of nervous patients – some hadn’t been to the dentist in years, whereas others had finally plucked up the courage to undergo more complex treatment they’d wanted for years, such as dental implants, porcelain veneers and teeth straightening.
The positive point I’d like to make here though, is that all those patients have now become regular, enthusiastic attendees in my surgery. Having completed training in treating nervous patients, and through my own personable, professional approach, I’ve managed to transform their perception of a dental visit – from one that makes them scared to one that actually makes them smile.
So with dental check-ups essential in helping to minimise tooth decay, gum disease and other more serious oral hygiene issues, don’t let apprehension get in the way of owning your own set of healthy pearly whites.
If you haven’t been to the dentist for some time due to nervousness or a dental phobia, or would like to discuss your options for cosmetic treatment, contact me for a consultation or call for appointments in:
Cheadle Hulme: 0161 401 4322
Southport: 01704 360322
Wigan (dental implant treatment only): 01942 901 922