Nervous Patient? We Can Help You Combat Your Fear Of The Dentist
Dental nerves can be the reason many people don’t visit the dentist, missing out on treatment they need and deserve. In a survey of people conducted by Colgate, out of those who had not visited the dentist in 12 months, 6% cited a fear of pain as the main reason.
Here at Smile Up Dental, we’ve helped many people overcome their fear of the dentist and dentistry environments in general and this is a hugely rewarding feeling for our team. If you’re a nervous patient, read on to find out more about how we can change your negative associations with the dentist.
The Smile Up Dental practice: a welcoming environment
We understand just how important first impressions are. From the moment you walk through the doors of our Lewisham practice, you’ll be well looked after by every member of our team you meet. We make sure we don’t cram appointments in, to allow our patients to have the time they full deserve with the dentist. This is especially important for nervous patients, who need additional reassurance and time to ask questions.
Sedation dentistry – relaxing you for treatment
IV sedation is a game-changer in the world of dentistry and has helped millions of patients around the world undergo the treatment and procedures that they need. IV sedation is administered via a tiny needle on the back of your hand and you will feel the effects within a matter of seconds. As IV sedation is an amnesic, you might not even recall having the procedure and you will feel relaxed and carefree about treatment. Despite being in a very tranquil state, you will still be able to co-operate with the dentist, should they need you to open your mouth a little wider, for example.
Many patients find they don’t need sedation for future treatment, as IV sedation has given them the confidence they needed and positive reinforcement about their dental care experience.
If you would like to book an appointment with us, click to fill out our easy-to-use online booking form. Alternatively, please give us a call and our team will be happy to find an appointment slot to suit you. We’re easy to find and close to the Deptford DLR station and Greenwich and St Johns train stations as well as several bus services. If you’re looking for a Canary Wharf dentist, our practice is located 27 minutes away via DLR (direct) and 20 minutes away by car.