Are you anxious about going to the dentist? Do you dread sitting in that chair or being told that you need a filling or root canal treatment? There are many reasons why dental anxiety is so common, and in some cases, patients are so scared that they put off seeing a dentist for months, even years. If this scenario sounds familiar, we are here to help. At Aqua Dental, we have extensive experience in caring for nervous patients, and we can promise you that there’s nothing to fear when you’re with us. If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist or you’re worried about an impending appointment, we’ll do everything we can to help you overcome your fears.
Conquering dental anxiety at Aqua Dental Clinic
Dental anxiety is a very common problem. Some people are anxious about having treatment because they have a fear of pain, needles or injections, while others are embarrassed about the state of their teeth. Some are worried about being told they need further treatment and others have suffered negative experiences in the past. Whatever your reasons, we are here to help. We provide state of the art treatment using the latest technology, and we have many years of experience in treating patients who suffer from anxiety and dental phobia.
We make it our mission to help nervous patients to feel more relaxed, we have a very friendly and compassionate team, and we have designed a practice that offers a soothing, calming environment. We also provide treatment under sedation for those who require complex courses of treatment. Dr Anoop Maini is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist, and he has a reputation for being incredibly understanding and approachable. We promise you that you’re in the best possible hands.
Sedation for nervous patients
If you need dental treatment, and you suffer from anxiety, we may recommend sedation. Sedation is used widely in medicine and dentistry to enable patients to feel more relaxed. Sedatives eliminate pain, and they can also help patients to stay calm during the procedure. Sedation is not the same as general anaesthetic, and it doesn’t make you lose consciousness. When you’re sedated, you’ll simply feel drowsy and a little sleepy, and you won’t be able to feel any pain. After sedation, it can take up to 24 hours for the effects to wear off fully, so we recommend asking a friend or relative to accompany you home. It’s also wise to avoid exercising, drinking alcohol and driving.
If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, don’t hesitate to get in touch and arrange an appointment.