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Overcoming Nerves at the Dentist

Nervous Dental Patient Being Comforted

Overcoming Nerves at the Dentist

10 October 2019

It’s not uncommon for patients to develop a fear of the dentist. Dental experts at Etwall Dental Practice will often consult anxious patients, ensuring they feel as relaxed as possible from the moment they enter the practice. Regular check-ups are recommended at Etwall Dental Practice, so we are constantly striving to deliver the most relaxing experience possible for all our patients.

How do we help overcome nervousness in patients?

Our dental professionals completely understand there are a number of reasons patients can become nervous and anxious. That’s why we ensure a number of practices are observed to ensure maximum patient comfort.

We are happy to welcome patients for planned visits, so they can get comfortable with the environment in which the treatments take place. Etwall Dental Practice dentists will also ensure every step of a treatment is explained, allowing patients to ask questions in an attempt to alleviate any anxiety. Many patients also find it beneficial to bring headphones and listen to music during treatments, whilst others practice calming techniques such as breathing exercises.   

What sedation options are available to patients?

If you consider yourself extremely nervous and don’t believe any of the above will help, Etwall Dental Practice also offer IV sedation. Should this be the case, we will ensure the treatment is managed by a dentist fully qualified in providing inhalation sedation.

Our number one aim is helping patients maintain good oral hygiene in a safe and comfortable environment. If you’d like to find out some more information about our processes, check out our Nervous Patients page. For any further questions you may have, please contact us at Etwall Dental Practice.

Our dentists welcome any query you have, whether that’s over the phone or via a visit to our practice. If you find yourself in need of anymore advice about oral health or are just looking to enquire about one of our other services, be sure to check out our other General Dentistry services and approved Treatments.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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