Dental Anxiety

Are You Nervous About Your Dentist Appointment?

At Swish Dental our goal is to determine the causes of your dental anxiety and take the appropriate steps to reduce and in most cases eliminate all your dental anxiety. We have done this for hundreds of patients. Our dentists at Swish Dental have a special interest in nervous dental patient care. Our dentists understand the dental fears that patients can develop resulting in dental phobia and have the ultimate goal to make your dental visits as comfortable as possible using the latest technology to get your dental treatment done as quickly as possible with minimal discomfort.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

The majority of dental procedures are not painful yet we understand that just being examined can make people feel stressed. 10-15% of patients avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. Eventually there becomes a time where the anxiety or fear has to be tackled to look after your oral health. At Swish Dental we will do the best we can to help you achieve that.

What is Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety is the fear of going to the dentist for preventative dental care and general dental treatment. It affects about 1 in 6 patients and can be overcome in the majority of cases when a comfortable bond is developed between the patient and dentist.

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety?

To overcome dental anxiety the first stage is to make your appointment and tell us that you are nervous. Once we know this when we see you we will find out what causes this dental anxiety and develop a plan to overcome it. It often just takes two to three visits! 

After Overcoming Your Fear

Once we have reduced your dental anxiety most patients come every 6 months for preventative checks and cleans to maintain their oral health. We would strongly recommend this to maintain your confidence and relationship with the dentist.


Fear of Dentists?

Many patients have a fear of dentists due to a bad experience, pain during a previous dental treatment or even from second-hand accounts! Our dentists will do their best to help you overcome your fear to ensure your oral health does not suffer.


What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is the use of medicine to help calm your body down to make dental treatment in nervous patients more comfortable. At Swish Dental we offer oral sedation to help patients feel comfortable.

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