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DO YOU SUFFER FROM A FEAR OF THE DENTIST? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. NEARLY A THIRD OF THE UK POPULATION SUFFERS FROM FEAR AND ANXIETY WHEN IT COMES TO VISITING THE DENTIST. WHETHER YOUR DENTAL PHOBIA MAKES YOU SLIGHTLY NERVOUS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT OR RESULTS IN A TOTAL PANIC ATTACK, DENTAL ANXIETY CAN TAKE MANY FORMS. STILL, IT CAN BE CONQUERED BY A SUPPORTIVE TEAM OF EMPATHETIC PROFESSIONALS PRACTISED IN RELAXATION AND SEDATION TREATMENT OPTIONS.

Overcoming your fear of the dentist

If you’re feeling anxious about your next appointment, the Ascent Dental Care team can support you through several techniques designed to help you relax and reap the benefits of first-class dental care. We encourage all of our patients to visit the practice before they commit to treatment so that they can feel at ease on the day of their appointment. You’ll feel immediately reassured once you meet our friendly team and experience our practice’s homely atmosphere.

On the day of your appointment, feel free to bring your own music or books with you as this can be an excellent technique for distraction – and is also a great conversation starter with our team! If the sound of drilling puts you off, we can also help desensitise you to the noise so that you’re more comfortable should your teeth require this procedure.

We will always practise a gentle approach to your treatment, but if you require a more intrusive procedure such as a root canal or filling, we offer pain-free injections to make sure your teeth are entirely free of sensation before starting your dental work.

IV Sedation – the best nap you’ll have in the dentists’ chair

Through a mixture of analgesic, anaesthetic and sedative, IV sedation provides a painkilling, numbing and drowsy effect delivered intravenously into the bloodstream. Your sedationist will make sure that you are content, relaxed and unaware that you’re having treatment. This form of sedation also has an amnesic effect, so you will remember very little of the procedure after the medication wears off!

IF FEAR OF THE DENTIST IS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM YOUR SMILE GOALS OR PUTTING YOUR ORAL HEALTH AT RISK, WE WOULD LOVE TO DISCUSS OUR SEDATION OPTIONS WITH YOU. SPEAK TO AN EXPERT:

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