The first step to relieving your anxiety is talking to us about it. After all, as soon as we’re aware of what’s making you feel nervous, we can start working on ways to help you and adapt your treatment as necessary.
We encourage all our patients to come in for a consultation before any treatment. That way, you can get to know us, the practice and your dentist. It’s much less daunting going somewhere that you’re familiar with.
It can often help our patients if we explain what we’re doing before and during the procedure. If it would help you, we can keep you informed at every step of the way.
If you’d rather not know what’s going on, we can help distract you by playing music or putting a TV nearby for you to watch. Whatever works for you, is totally fine by us.
We’ll establish hand signals for you to use during the procedure so you can always communicate with us and feel more in control. If you need a break, you can let us know straight away.
Caffeine and sugar-filled foods can make your nerves jittery. Instead, before a visit to the dentist, opt for a meal that’s high in protein. Foods like almonds, avocados, eggs and chamomile tea are great at keeping you calm.