Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? We want to change that
At AMR Dental, we appreciate what it is like to be a nervous patient. We too have to take our turn lying back in the chair while someone pokes around in our mouth. This is a vulnerable position, and it is understandable that people can feel very anxious about it. We welcome nervous and anxious patients and we recommend you see us, if indeed, you are one of those people who have been putting it off. We want to help you implement your dental anxiety treatment plan and will support you every step of the way.
Our team at AMR Dental are gentle, calm and professionally trained to guide you through your treatment, with minimal intervention and maximum care.
Our aim is to offer patient-focused team care, to ensure we can treat and restore your mouth, your smile and your oral health. There will be no judgement, and the pace will be chosen by you.
A FEW IDEAS THAT MAY HELP YOU WITH YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY
- Ask a friend or family member to come with you – We will happily let someone sit in the room with you if you are nervous, and they can help keep you calm with their presence throughout the appointment. Plus, going with a friend can keep you from cancelling the appointment at the last minute, which can be half the battle.
- Talk to your dentist – You can also ask your dentist to talk you through each step of any appointments. This will include them telling you what’s going to happen and showing you any instruments they will need. This may help you have a greater understanding of the procedure, and therefore less uncertainty.
- Take breaks – Another option is to ask for breaks during any treatments. A few minutes here and there to calm down and rest may make the procedure easier.
- Music or podcasts – If music is something that has always kept you calm, talk to your dentist about bringing in a playlist for any appointments. This way, you can distract yourself with your favourite songs during the check-up or treatment.
- Go more often – It certainly sounds counter-intuitive, but going every six months – or more regularly than you usually would – may also help. This can create a routine and make check-ups a more regular occurrence in everyday life, which will hopefully make them more of something you simply have to turn up to rather than something to be wary of.