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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

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team