At 92 Dental we recognise that there are some people who are very nervous about going to the dentist.
It is estimated that as many as 75% adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of adults are considered to experience dental phobia; that is, they are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs. Many dentally fearful people will only seek dental care when they have a dental emergency such as severe pain or a swollen face from untreated dental disease. People who are very fearful of dental care often experience a “cycle of avoidance,” in which they avoid dental care due to fear until they experience a dental emergency requiring invasive treatment, which can reinforce their fear of dentistry.
At 92 Dental we welcome nervous patients and do have strategies to make treatment as comfortable as possible. This may be oral or intravenous sedation.
When we do intravenous sedation we use a medically qualified anaesthetist to ensure that the sedation is done safely.