Fear of visiting the dentist, even for a simple check-up, is surprisingly prevalent throughout society today. When you fear paying your local dental surgery a visit, this can impact negatively on your teeth; minor issues may become more severe, and you may develop further problems with your oral health.
So, what can you do? At Meadowbank Dental, our team of dentist in Edinburgh are experienced in helping the most nervous patients feel right at home in our dental surgery, and can provide a variety of solutions to help soothe your worries.
Our dentist in Edinburgh are renowned throughout the city for helping the most anxious patients relax in our surgery; how do we do it? Read on to find out!
We know that everyone has their own reasons to be scared of dental procedures; many of those suffering from a dental phobia can trace it back to an uncomfortable trip to their dental practitioner when they were young or a particularly painful experience.
At Meadowbank Dental, our dentist in Edinburgh will take all treatments at a pace you are comfortable with and we will discuss what we are doing throughout any procedure you undertake with us. We can even work with you to develop a silent signalling system, so you can let our staff know when you need a break, so that you are able to remain calm throughout your treatment.
Do you think you will need a bit more than this? Not to worry.
At Meadowbank Dental, we can also offer you a minor form of sedation in the form of tablets. However, prior to undertaking this option, we will need to know if you are taking any other medications and may require a basic health check; we want to keep you safe after all!
Our oral sedation will calm your nerves and allow you to undertake any dental procedure with minimal recollection of it afterwards. This will eliminate any negative association and will allow our dental team to assess the condition of your teeth and devise a dental plan.
If your phobia is more intense and is based on multiple factors, such as the noise and smell of a dental practice, you may be suitable for intravenous (IV) sedation.
Before undertaking IV sedation, we request that you inform us of any medications and health conditions, and we also advise that you bring a responsible family member or friend along to drop you home after your procedure is over.
During IV sedation, you will be unaware of what is happening and won’t experience any discomfort or be aware of your surroundings. Once again, this will prevent any negative association with your treatment, while allowing our team to perform any procedures that they need to.
At Meadowbank Dental, we want to help you overcome your dental worries and help you achieve great oral health. Call our team today to arrange your initial, stress free, dental consultation.