Are you afraid of the dentist or do you have a fear of injections or the dreaded dental drill? It’s very common for people to feel anxious about seeing the dentist. At Aqua Dental, we understand that dental anxiety is prevalent, and we have a highly trained team that is used to caring for nervous patients. Dr Anoop Maini is Dental Phobia Certified, and we use innovative treatments, technology, and techniques to eliminate stress and create a more comfortable, soothing environment.
How we can help you overcome your fears
There are several reasons why people suffer from dental phobia. Negative experiences in the past, a fear of pain or injections, and embarrassment can all contribute to anxiety. If you’re nervous about sitting in the dental chair, we can help. We have an amazing, compassionate team, we have expert dentists who have advanced training in caring for nervous patients, and we have a range of treatments and techniques at our disposal to prevent pain and help you feel more relaxed.
We have designed our practice to be calming, and we want you to feel like you can chill out and unwind while you’re with us. We can provide music, you can watch a film using special goggles, or you can relax with aromatherapy.
If you have a phobia of injections, or you’re anxious after having a painful injection in the past, we may recommend using The Wand. The Wand is a computer-controlled injection delivery system, which regulates the speed of flow of fluid through a very fine needle. Most commonly, injections are painful because there is a sudden surge of liquid. With The Wand, there is no risk of this happening. The needle also looks a lot less threatening, as it resembles a pen.
In some cases, we may advise patients to consider sedation. If you’re due to undergo complex treatment and you feel very nervous, sedation can help you to feel more relaxed. Sedatives induce a state of deep calm, and you won’t feel any pain while you’re sedated. You won’t lose consciousness when you’re under sedation, but you will feel drowsy, and it can take up to 24 hours for the effects to wear off completely. We encourage you to organise a lift home, and to have somebody sit with you for the first few hours. We urge you to avoid exercise, drinking alcohol and driving for a day after treatment.
If you dread going to the dentist or it’s been years since you last saw a dentist, we can help you to overcome your fears. Call us today and make an appointment or pop in and see us and we’ll show you around.