Fear of the dentist sounds very dramatic, but in short it means a greater or lesser degree of discomfort in connection with a visit to the dentist. Often this feeling is due to something you have previously experienced.
Maybe it's all rooted in a childhood experience? Or maybe it is in fact about an event with no actual connection to dentists?
Regardless of the background, it is important that you as a patient feel safe that you are "allowed" to feel fear and discomfort. Talking about one's experience and trying to put the horror into words is an important step in processing and makes it easier to overcome the problems. There are also dentists who specialize in dealing with patients with fear of dentists in Malmö and who know the importance of adapting the treatment to the conditions.
How do they do it then? The following are a number of examples of strategies that can help:
Methodology and calmness
In the vast majority of patients with a fear of the dentist, the problems are rooted in a lack of control. In not knowing what is going on. A good and methodical way to deal with the stress is then to guide the patient through the treatment. It is common for the dentist to begin by describing the entire process, from start to finish. When the treatment then begins, the patient is continuously informed about each new step. The pace is always calm.
Again, focus on control and the patient in question. There is always the possibility for those who experience fear, pain or discomfort to pause the treatment so that the feeling in question can subside. Professional and service oriented dental care may take time, the most important thing is that the fear does not worsen.
In the first instance, pedagogical or methodological approaches are always chosen in connection with the treatment of a patient with dental fear. However, in some cases the patient has more difficulty handling the situation and then sedatives in the form of Benzodiazepine are a good alternative. Thanks to this, anxiety is reduced, while the muscles become more relaxed. Without the patient falling asleep for the sake of it.
Do you suffer from feelings of discomfort before or during a visit to your dentist? Are you interested in treatment that can help you through the horror? Contact TandCity, a competent and available dentist in Malmö with a focus on the patient's unique needs.
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