Many people suffer from fear and anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist, this can be so severe it can cause dental phobia in many patients. This may cause a negative impact on your dental health, especially if you haven’t had your teeth checked in a number of years. If this is the case, we would like to reassure you that we have seen countless nervous patients come to our practice with this problem and we are here to help. The first step is making the decision that you want to try to overcome this fear.
Here at The Hampton Wick Dental Centre we work to make you feel as comfortable as possible and listen to your needs and worries, as well as to look after your dental health. We will answer any questions that you have, and discuss treatments with you so that you fully understand what will happen to make the dental experience less stressful.
We understand that some patients are more nervous than others and for that reason we offer intravenous sedation and oral sedation. Oral sedation is a form of anxiety control, which makes treatment more pleasant for our patients. It is a liquid solution taken at the practice 30 minutes before your appointment. It will make you feel sleepy and relaxed relieving the tension and anxiety.
It is effective, predictable and very safe. Most patients can remember little or nothing of the procedure, but we are able to communicate with you at all times during the treatment.
Sometime all it takes is understanding and compassion for a nervous patient to relax and feel more at ease with us.
“I had gone to a couple of dentists and didn’t feel confident with them. I then went to the Hampton Wick Dental Centre, I explained that I had cracked 3 teeth in 4 weeks and was rather nervous about the whole going to the dentist thing.Ron Brown led me through to the dentist’s room where I met Lama. He had already informed her I was a nervous patient so she told me everything she was going to do before she did it and went at a pace I was comfortable with.
Lama suggested I had oral sedation before any work was done, it just makes you more relaxed. I tried it and it really worked. All the staff are friendly, professional and care about you as an individual.
I highly recommend the Hampton Wick Dental Centre and trust them for all my dental needs.”