If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a recognised issue for many people, and one that we’re well used to coming across at Southbank Dental.
An underlying fear of dental treatment can often stem from a previous bad experience and it might mean you’re reluctant to book in for regular check-ups or to have treatment. But being a nervous patient shouldn’t get in the way of your dental health. It’s never too late to improve your oral health, and we have a number of ways we can help you overcome your anxiety.
Our dentists are experienced in treating nervous patients. We’ll make sure that from the moment you arrive at the practice, we’ll provide the help you need to make your visit as easy-going and stress-free as possible.
You may find treatment easier if you have some form of sedation. Dental sedation doesn’t put you to sleep like a general anaesthetic but instead, puts you into a deeply relaxed state. So you are still conscious and able to talk with your dentist.
The most common forms of sedation are;
– Intravenous (IV) sedation, where a sedative is injected into your vein.
We have a number of options alongside sedation, to help you overcome your dental fear including:
– Pain-free injections
– Relaxation techniques
– Making sure that teeth are completely free of feeling before starting treatment
– Desensitisation to the noise of the drill (behaviour modification)
– Techniques for distraction, such as bringing your own music or e-books
– Strategies to help with the negative conversations you have with yourself that can cause anxiety to worsen
– A tour of the practice before you commit to treatment, to put you at ease and meet the team
If you are nervous about seeing the dentist, please contact us and tell the reception staff about your concerns; we have the tools and experience to help you overcome your anxiety.
Then call us on 0184 386 1664 or pop into the practice at 144 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1JB, United Kingdom. We at Southbank Dental would love to tell you how we can assist.
Southbank sedation & Implant centre has top quality staff and excellent dentists. They have very high tech equipments and do top notch Implant dentistry. The front desk staff makes you feel right at home immediately when you walk in the door. I felt that i was in good hands. All the people here were gentle and kind to me.I highly recommend this facility.
Dr.Sanil Peedikayil George
Excellent clinic.. All staffs are very attentive and helpful with providing a professional service. I have always getting excellent treatment and caring.. I would recommend to everyone ... Thanks 🙏
This is a great surgery with a really friendly team ! I dread going to the dentist but I need not have worried. As everyone was so supportive . Really nice surgery too ! I would highly recommend it .
We have been patients of Southbank dental practice for over 10 years. It has now been taken over and to be honest I was very nervous as I needed an extraction and had only met the new dentist Roschi once. I had requested Sedation and having a tooth removed is, or should I say was my worst fear. The whole procedure was better than I imagined, No pain, Roschi was so kind and put me at ease. The whole team, from the practice manager who calmed me down before I went in, to the 2 dental nurses, Mandy and Trudy and Tracy the receptionist were just amazing, Everyone was so kind. Brilliant dental practice X