Many patients are scared of receiving dental care. This fear is not the same as being anxious, as the ones who are scared would avoid dental care even while they are suffering from an existing problem. Mossley Dental Care has treated many patients who were initially fearful of receiving dental treatments and have successfully helped with them with their condition.
Help patients feel back in control
In most cases, the fear faced by the patients is not irrational and patients can trace the beginning of it to some incident in the past. Providing a relaxed atmosphere during treatments, like adding a television in the treatments room or having a comfortable patient lounge can reduce the nervousness. The patients are also assured that they are in control of the situation. Patients are encouraged to talk about previous experiences that could have given rise to the dental phobia. This allows them to mentally prepare for the treatment and also gives the dentist the opportunity to address the issue directly.
In order to reduce pain or discomfort, topical anaesthetic gel is applied to the gums before an injection. This will numb the gums and the patient will not feel the piercing of the needle. The gel generally contains benzocaine and is applied over the gums with the help of a q-tip or a cotton swab. The dentist can also use a spray, solution, ointment or patch of topical anaesthetic. There is also the option of using local anaesthetic, which offers a longer period of numbing. Both of these options will highly minimize any pain or discomfort. Therefore, when a treatment involves procedures that could cause pain, the dentist will use any of the above mentioned numbing techniques to ensure minimum discomfort for the patient.
If you are suffering from a dental condition and are not seeking help due to fear, then please get in touch with Mossley Dental Care near Stalybridge for a free initial consultation on 01457 837361 and we will be happy to help you.