Dentist chairs have negative connotations for lots of people – prodding at teeth with sharp sticks and drills is pretty daunting. This added to the fact we unfortunately live in a world that has lots of media reinforcing negative dental experiences can leave many avoiding that much needed dental check up for years and years. But this can have harsh repercussions avoiding the place that will aid against having to have serious work could see you ending up with a mouth full of complex issues. So how do we get you into the chair? Now, everyone is different so we couldn’t make a perfect fix for everyone but there are a series of practical things to help ease the anxiety around getting to the dentist in Molesey.
Top tips to fight dental anxiety
We at Smileessence are super proud to be a practice that not only leads the industry with expert dental practitioners but also because we are so motivated by our patients’ care. We see ourselves as a family and that makes our patients an extension of that family and thus we want nothing but the best service and care when you come and see us. Why is this important to dental anxiety? Because you need to be comfortable to talk openly with your dentist in Molesey about how you’re feeling, this leads to our first tip…
Talk about how you are feeling – ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ as they say and explaining your feelings and worries to the dentist can help pick apart what exactly it is that triggers you about the dentist but also can give you all the facts about what’s going to happen, why it needs to and just overall settle your worries.
Visit the practice before your appointment – come and say hello, we’d love to see you! Making yourself comfortable in the surroundings prior to appointment will ease your mind. Going to new places can be daunting at the best of times, let alone if you don’t like the idea of going in the first place. Take the pressure off finding the right place to park, or which directions to take, this can help settle you.
Bring a friend or family with you – there’s no shame in bringing your support network with you! Everyone needs a comforting hand hold when they’re out of their comfort zone. We don’t mind having an extra person in the room.
Book in for your first appointment with something nice and simple – just a check up. No need to go diving into anything more complex than that – we can go nice and easy.
When you do, book an early morning slot. There’s no need for you to be spending a whole day worrying about coming to see us, come first thing get it done so you can enjoy the rest of your day. Also it’s worth not coming too long before your appointment as sitting anxiously waiting in the reception can aggravate those butterflies.
If you have any queries regarding the dentist in Molesey or want some advice contact us via the website or give us a call. One of our team will be more than happy to help you with your questions and advise you on what to do next.