Anxious, nervous and phobic patients are welcome to join StormDental.
We try hard to live up to our claim to provide 'Caring Dentistry'.
Here is how we care for nervous, anxious and phobic patients.
On the first visit, we will carry out a full check-up to see what treatment is required. If you prefer, this can be done by the dentist using only a piece of cotton wool to dry the teeth, and a mirror to look at the teeth. At this stage there is no commitment to go any further with any treatment. We may take x-rays on the first visit to help us to see what needs to be done.
Once we have agreed what treatment is needed and wanted, we can consider how this best be provided. For nervous, anxious and phobic patients we offer 2 forms of assistance.
1. First and most importantly, we hope our calm and sympathetic approach, developed over many years of experience, starts the process of rebuilding any lost confidence. For anxious patients we like to carefully plan treatment, perhaps starting with a small filling or scale and polish, to begin developing trust and rapport. As confidence grows, we can move on to more complex treatment, until everything is complete and the mouth is restored to full health.
2. We can offer RA sedation, sometimes known as ‘gas and air’. Many patients know the benefits of ‘gas and air’ from their time in the hospital labour suite. The same gases are available at StormDental. The calming, soothing effects of RA sedation allow even the most petrified of patients to cope with dental treatment. With RA sedation the patients don’t fall asleep. They just become relaxed enough to receive dental treatment.
*In extreme phobia we can arrange referral to hospital for a General Anaesthetic.