Different types of dental phobias and their management

Studies and clinical experience have shown that dental anxiety and fear of the dentist result in poor oral health and can cause many problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. These problems, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. Dental anxiety is a complicated issue since it affects each patient differently. However, formulating strategies and therapies for these patients is essential, or else their oral health will deteriorate.

At Care Dental Platinum, your dentist for nervous patients in London, we appreciate that a visit to the dentist can be stressful and there are many reasons for that. Whether you had a bad experience in the dentist’s chair as a child, or you are simply ashamed of the state of your teeth, Dr Bashar Al-Naher will make you feel at ease with the help of psychotherapeutic interventions. Dr Bashar is the inventor of the award-winning Enjoyable Dentistry Techniques™, a sedation programme that combines the use of relaxing gas and air with various other distractive techniques during treatment.

Common dental phobias

Dental anxiety can arise for many reasons including previous negative experiences, individual personality traits such as neurotic behaviour, exposure to frightening portrayals of dentists in the media, fear of the dental drill, fear of the unknown and an individual’s perception of their image. All of these issues can lead to serious anxiety problems that sometimes require the intervention of a psychologist in order to be solved permanently.

Overcome your fear with the aid of your dentist for nervous patients in London

During your first visit to Dr Bashar, your dentist for nervous patients in London, he will ask you questions in order to build up a profile of the anxiety and fear you are going through. In these situations, these evaluations are necessary in order to enhance the management of your fear. Dr Basher uses a combination of methods to alleviate fear, and statistics have shown that up to 98% of our patients have consistently benefited from the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™, while most of them have returned to the dental practice for further treatment.