Some people are scared of visiting the dentist and will avoid check-ups or necessary dental work. This is because of previous bad experiences, or the fear that they may feel pain during dental treatment. If you are a nervous patient or you are scared of visiting the dentist, fear not, we can help you.

At Garden Square Dental our team are specially trained to deal with nervous patients. Our leading specialist in the field, Dr Amer Saeed, is qualified in Conscious Sedation, Clinical Hypnosis and is a licensed Dental Homeopathy Practitioner. Dr Saeed can use a variety of techniques including acupuncture to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visits to us.

Dr Saeed has compiled a list of helpful hints for nervous patients or anyone worried about a trip to the dentist.

Nervous Patient Tips For Those Scared of Visiting the Dentist

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1. Have a chat with your dentist about your fears. It’s good to talk. Your dentist will be able to explain what will happen during your treatment.

2. Consider CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), we find CBT often helps to change a patient’s mindset.

3. Try to practice Yoga or Pilates and try breathing exercises to learn how to relax.

4. Use natural therapies such as homoeopathy and acupuncture to alleviate your anxiety

5. Plan for the use of sedatives to help with emergency treatments.

6. Boost your confidence with hypnotherapy sessions.

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Our team can use some different techniques to treat nervous patients.

Acupuncture can help the body relax. Very fine needles are placed into specific areas of the body to achieve relaxation. If you are not keen on this treatment, you may prefer conscious sedation.

Oral and intravenous conscious sedation or ‘sleep dentistry’ involves the provision of sedative medication. It allows you to feel very relaxed whilst still being able to communicate with the dentist if necessary.

Dentist phobic patients may require hypnotherapy which is effective at working towards rationalising irrational fears.

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