Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Having A Healthy Smile

HAS IT BEEN A WHILE since you visited the dentist? Does anxiety or worry about discomfort account for your absence? If fear is preventing you from enjoying the health benefits of regular dental appointments, here’s our suggestion: give us a chance to change your mind!

Stop The Cycle of Fear

Far too many of us get caught in a terrible cycle. Out of fear, we put off visits to the dentist until tooth pain or discomfort is severe. That delay results in tooth decay or gum disease. Faced with the prospect of dental treatment, we once again avoid care, which leads to further decay and disease.

A recent BBC television series The Truth About Your Teeth highlighted how putting off dental treatment can lead to major problems and expense.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have simple, easy checkups—and dental health peace of mind after each visit?

We’ve worked successfully with many anxious patients to restore the health of their mouth and teeth, and we can help you too!

We Prioritize Your Comfort

  1. You’re the boss!
  2. If you are ever having dental treatment your dentist at PMA Dental Care will stop when you want. That’s our pain-free assurance.

  3. Relax
  4. We try to help you relax in the practice with soothing background music and posters on the ceiling. You can relax and think of a holiday on a desert island or try and find wally!

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    Where’s Wally?

    All this helps to take your mind off whats going on. Why not bring along your smartphone or iPod and listen to your own music!

  5. Sedation
  6. Some patients find coping with a visit to the dentist very difficult. for these most anxious dental patients there is the option of sedation. This can involve the use of ‘gas and air’ or the injection of a sedative medicine. Dentist Dr Radhika Chopra will soon be able to offer dental sedation to our patients.

Transfer Your Anxiety Somewhere Else

Hey, it could help! If worrying about things is just part of your nature, try taking all that worrying and transferring it to things that make more sense to worry about. Use this video as practice:

Find Your Happy Place At Our Dental Practice

We know it may sound too simple to be true, but we believe that you should enjoy your visits with us! We’ll work with you and plan a way to make you comfortable with your dental care. Give us a call, or share this message with a friend.

Thanks for trusting our practice with your dental needs.

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