The thought of losing a tooth can be a worrying one. Many patients fear the dentist and have to deal with anxiety when visiting.
This can be made even worse when considering tooth extractions and oral surgery. In Edinburgh, at Meadowbank Dental Practice, we understand that there are lots of reasons why you could feel nervous about visiting the dentist, but we aim to make it as stress-free as possible for you.
If you have had bad experiences at the dentist in the past, particularly as a child when experiences go in at a deep subconscious level, the smells and sounds of the dental surgery may make you feel anxious when visiting for treatments or check-ups.
Many patients may even avoid visiting the dentist until something goes seriously wrong and requires urgent treatment.
The key to feeling good about going to the dentist is having a dentist you can trust. Here at Meadowbank Dental Practice, we’re used to treating nervous patients. We take the time to talk you through any procedures you may require so you feel confident in knowing the facts.
Modern dentistry has made most procedures practically painless and our dentists are gentle and caring. You can also bring a family member or friend to help you relax.
If you’re still nervous, we can offer two different types of sedation. The first comes in the form of tablets that will help you to relax. The second comes in the form of intravenous sedation. With both forms of sedation, you’ll remain conscious, but largely unaware of any sounds and smells.
Types of treatment
We offer a wide range of dental treatments, from preventive dental care to emergency appointments for when something goes wrong.
Along with keeping your teeth feeling healthy and working efficiently, we can bring out your teeth’s full potential, making them look as good as they feel.
There are lots of reasons why people all over the UK are choosing to seek cosmetic dental treatments, from their social lives to their careers.
Dental treatments can greatly improve a person’s quality of life, to discover more, have a chat with one of our dentists at Meadowbank Dental Practice.