5 STEPS TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR
We do our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible, however there are people who are genuinely afraid of dentists. And worse than that – they may suffer from a true phobia. Here are five steps to help you overcome any negative feelings.
1. ENTONOX ALSO KNOWN AS LAUGHING GAS
The official name is nitrous oxide, we call it Entonox and you may recognise it as laughing gas. Whatever the name, the effect is the same. Entonox makes sure all fear and anxiety is gone in a few moments.
Entonox is very effective and because of its effects, it’s also very popular among stomatologists and their clients alike. Don’t worry, its effects are gone shortly after your treatment is done!
2. THE TEAM
It’s not only about being top professionals and perfectionists, but also about knowing how to handle different situations carefully and smoothly. We know just how important it is for you to feel comfortable. This is why there’s a special team to help you overcome any fears you may feel upon your visit. At Doctor Martin, we have invested into training a number of our team members to be qualified to provide professional help, should the need arise. Hence, there’s nothing to worry about anymore.
3. ONE FOR THE KIDS
We know you are willing to listen to us at the end of the day and will be able to overcome your fears. However, the situation is slightly different with kids. Reasoning with them might just not be good enough.
Fortunately, there’s a trick and it’s called premedication – a special one to calm them down before the treatment. They’ll act like one of the funny kids you may know from Youtube once it’s handed to them, but it’s absolutely safe and completely harmless. And most importantly – there’s no more tears and fears!
4. FEEL NOTHING, REMEMBER NOTHING
If we still haven’t convinced you, here is a fix-all solution. General anaesthesia is sometimes necessary during the most difficult treatments, but it’s also the ultimate solution for those who might not be able to overcome their fear.
General anaesthesia is actually an easy way how to tell an average dental clinic from a perfect one. Not all clinics have a specialist qualified to administer it, but we do! And once you decide to go for it, one thing is for sure – you won’t feel a thing!
5. THE DENTAL PHOBIA CERTIFICATE
All clinics want it, but few actually qualify – the Dental Phobia Certificate can’t be taken for granted. To be able to join the prestigious group of dental clinics who can proudly present it, there’s a lot of different criteria you have to meet. Among them are qualified members of staff able to help clients who struggle to overcome their fear, a certified anaesthesia administrator and many others including the highest standards of equipment. Once you see a clinic with a Dental Phobia Certificate, you can be sure there’s nothing to be afraid of.