Nervous patients

Nervous patients

We are fully aware that dental anxiety or ‘fear of the dentist’ is a major stumbling block for a lot of people. It usually prevents otherwise intelligent, rational people from maintaining a healthy smile.

 

The key to good oral health is prevention – stopping problems before they arise. Unfortunately, people who suffer from dental anxiety often fail to visit the dentist for routine care. When they finally do go, often a small preventable problem has turned into a problem which will require major attention.

 

Dr Engelbrecht have years of experience from various practices both in South Africa and the United Kingdom in successfully treating dental phobias. She has used a number of techniques in treating nervous patients. Some even involve the use of sedation, but most techniques involve face to face communication, answering of the patient’s questions, and a lot of listening.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us or drop in to meet us and discuss your concerns.