Nervous Patient Programme
Dental phobia is an extreme and frequently paralysing dread of dental care. Because fear is a taught behaviour, it may be unlearned. You can conquer your worries through patient-centred behaviour modification that considers you as a whole person, not as a set of teeth. Our Wimbledon anxious patient programme has been established to include the following:
As a patient, you are entitled to explanation and clarification of all suggested operations. If you have a question about a certain operation, ask it! Use your knowledge to relieve your anxiety of the unknown. You should have input into decisions and options regarding your care. You should be candid with your dentist about how much treatment you can initially tolerate. As you gain confidence in yourself and trust in your care team, the duration of your appointment and the quantity of work completed will improve.
Sense of Control
Establish a signalling system that allows you to stop for any reason, whether you need more anaesthetic, want to rinse, or just need a break. The most typical indicator is a raised hand.
Never Embarrass Yourself
If you have been mocked in the past for your behaviour or if you are embarrassed by your current dental state due to your negligence, please be open and offer your dentist the opportunity to understand your concerns and demonstrate that they care. You will be astounded by the abundance of therapy alternatives that you did not believe were possible. It is never too late to get a new smile thanks to contemporary dentistry!
If you feel stiff while seated, the quickest approach to relax is through physical relaxation techniques. A comfortable body facilitates a calm and clear thinking. The human body cannot simultaneously be physically relaxed and emotionally anxious! These emotions cannot be processed concurrently. Physical relaxation techniques are easier to use initially than cognitive ones, therefore practise physical relaxation techniques first. Physical relaxation techniques include Diaphragmatic Breathing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and other yoga techniques.
A comfortable body facilitates a calm and clear thinking. By creating calmness in the midst of stimuli that ordinarily elicit phobias, the anxiety reaction is considerably lessened over numerous exposures, and as you gain confidence, you will progressively become desensitised to these anxieties. The memories of painful trips will be replaced by less scary ones, and this setting, along with your relaxation techniques, will help you overcome your concerns.