April 22, 2021
We understand that a lot of people avoid visiting their dentist in Nottingham due to many different reasons, each as unique as the person experiencing them. A lot of people are afraid of the dentist because of past experiences as far back as childhood even.
Other people are embarrassed, having put off dental treatment for so long, to return to their dentist in Nottingham and the longer this goes on the harder it seems to be to set things right again.
Whatever the reason is that you have for not coming in to see us as often as you should, rest assured that our non-judgemental and compassionate team of professionals are here to help you in whatever way is going to best serve you.
We are not a one-size-fits-all kind of dental practice. We take the time to get to know our patients to ensure that the care we provide goes beyond the health of your smile. Dental fear is no laughing matter and we take your emotional wellbeing seriously.
You should be able to feel in control, relaxed and confident when choosing to see us, so let us know about any past experiences or current emotions so that we can be as well equipped as possible to serve you best. We have found that this approach enables us to reach our patients better, allowing them to get themselves the kind of oral health care that they need to improve the health and appearance of their smile.
What kinds of treatments can we offer patients who don’t visit often?
A biannual check-up is your first step in ensuring your smile is as healthy as it can be. If you are visiting us for the first time after a long absence, then your initial examination is going to include a few checks that we will not always make in routine examinations.
Firstly, your dentist in Nottingham is going to ask you a few questions regarding your medical history, lifestyle choices, your diet and your stress levels. Interestingly, all of these factors, plus many more, contribute to your oral health and give us indicators as to what you might be more susceptible to.
Some patients only approach us in a dental emergency and we will not treat you any differently should this be the case. By looking at the here and now and focusing on the future of your oral health rather than looking at the past and what you should have done, we can actually give you the care you need and not weigh you down with unnecessary guilt.
It is possible that if you have not come in to see an oral healthcare professional for some time that you are in need of some kind of restorative work. We will discuss this with you after your examination and encourage you to have this done as quickly as possible.
We can then move forward into supporting you to maintain your smile through preventive techniques, designed specifically for you and the needs of your teeth and gums.
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