Miserden, Gloucestershire (PRWEB UK) 19 August 2013
Dental phobia is estimated to affect 7-13% of the population. It can be a serious and complex issue and is also a common cause of neglect, which has a negative impact on dental health.
Yet it seems that denial is really not the best option.
Those suffering from dental phobia are inclined to avoid visiting the dentist for as long as possible, sometimes many years, during which time any untreated dental caries will continue to progress and eventually require more treatment. In this way, any tooth decay can spiral out of control leaving the patient with potentially more complex and expensive dental restoration requirements for the future.
ICDS (Implant & Ceramic Dental Studios) see many dental phobia patients and understand the issues.
A spokesperson explained:
“Often stemming from issues in childhood, a phobia of the dentist can cause a heightened state of agitation or nervousness which is quite unhealthy. These can be accompanied by quite physical symptoms including panic attacks, palpitations and hyperventilation.
“In delaying a visit to the dentist, patients are delaying the inevitable and often incurring more complex treatment when they do seek attention; as dental decay is progressive and will only worsen with time.
“We see many patients who have avoided the dentist for years and require significant dental restoration work. That’s why we've worked hard as a team to create a range of tactics, solutions and services to put our patients at ease.”
ICDS (Implant & Ceramic Dental Studios) based in Gloucestershire are accustomed to dealing with people who dislike the dentist and understand how uncomfortable the visit can make them feel.
Their rural, peaceful setting in the Cotswolds away from the hustle and bustle has an instant calming effect. The quiet location and beautiful surroundings are often commented on by patients, who find it reassuring.
Their friendly and understanding team of staff have many years' experience. They understand patients’ fears and concerns and will work hard to put them at ease every step of the way. Highly qualified dental professionals will take time to explain the treatment fully, so that patients understand exactly what to expect. This is a vital step in putting nervous patients at ease.
Pain is minimised using local anaesthetic and dental block injections to make treatment as comfortable as possible and the studios even offer sedation for complex dental restoration and/or particularly nervous patients.
Finally, the Cotswold-based dentists are keen to reassure people that it is never too late to seek dental treatment and that patients will never be judged or criticised for any amount of neglect of their teeth.
The 4x award-winning team includes 6 dental laboratory team members who work closely with the dental surgeons. They offer beautiful bespoke ceramic and porcelain teeth crowns in just one hour and dental implants in a morning. Complex ‘all on four’ is achievable in just one day, making treatment plans complete in just one visit with faster recovery.
They also offer cosmetic dentistry procedures including veneers and enamel. However, cosmetic dentistry is never at the expense of maintaining the best possible tooth structure and whatever treatment patients need, the aesthetic result is considered alongside functionality and health issues.
Call or email for an appointment or free initial telephone consultation.