It probably isn’t something that you think about very often but if you feel anxious about going to the dentist it will come to mind once in a while when you are brushing your teeth and wondering about the health of your mouth. Because the fact is that dentists are experts in the health of your teeth and gums and it is very much worth your while going to see them regularly so that, should a problem occur, it can be dealt with in the correct fashion.
Dental phobia is common in adults who have bad childhood memories of not enjoying going to the surgery. It can also stem from a fear of needles or the dentist’s drill. Pain free gels are now common in dental surgeries and they ease the feelings that are associated with injections. In some surgeries, where possible, targeted jets of water are now being used instead of the drill to achieve the same results but without the vibrations from the drilling.
Some people are anxious about visiting the dentist because they have had a dentist in the past who is not sympathetic to their issues. What should always be borne in mind here is that there are plenty of other dentists available and you should find another one. The customer services revolution that has hit the high street has also affected the way dental surgeries are run and you should be able to expect a warm welcome and a comfortable environment at your surgery.
Book an informal appointment with your Surbiton dentist and they will be able to explain all of the changes which are helping patients to overcome the dental phobia that can be so damaging for your oral health.