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We Can Help You Conquer Your Dental Fear

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

585804_blogSurveys show that dental phobia is one of the most common fears around and we take dental anxiety very seriously. We recognise that some patients feel very nervous about going to the dentist and many avoid the dentist for prolonged periods of time because they are too scared to pick up the phone and make an appointment. If this sounds familiar to you, we are here to help. Our team has experience in providing first class standards of care for patients who suffer from dental phobia and serious anxiety and we offer treatment under sedation and the latest techniques to minimise stress and ensure optimum patient comfort.

At City Dental Leeds, we work with patients to help them gradually overcome their fears and we are here every step of the way to offer reassurance, answer questions and provide ongoing support. We offer clinic tours and consultations to enable patients to meet the team and get a feel for the practice. Our dental team is always on hand to answer questions and provide advice and we have the latest equipment on-site to provide the best treatment outcomes. We also offer treatment under sedation.

About sedation

Sedation is used commonly in medicine and dentistry as a means of helping patients to feel more comfortable when they have a procedure. Sedation makes you feel very relaxed and calm and prevents you from feeling discomfort. It helps to ease your fears and block out pain without the risks of general anaesthetic. Under sedation, you will be conscious, but you will feel drowsy. After the procedure, the effects of the sedative will start to wear off and you’ll feel more alert. We recommend asking a friend or family member to come to the clinic with you and drive you home, as you should not drive for 24 hours after sedation.

If you would like to find out more about sedation or treatment for nervous patients at City Dental Leeds, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Bid Goodbye to Your Dental Anxiety

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

585804_blogEven the thought of going to the dentist is enough to make some people feel very worried and anxious. If you suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia, we are confident we can help you build your confidence and make you feel more relaxed and comfortable when you have a dental appointment in the future. We have a very friendly and compassionate dental team and use the latest treatments and techniques, including sedation, to produce excellent results quickly and painlessly.

What exactly is sedation and could it benefit me?

Sedation is a technique that helps patients undergoing a dental or medical procedure feel more relaxed. Patients are given sedative medication either orally or intravenously and this induces a state of deep calm and relaxation similar to sleep. When you are sedated, you won’t feel discomfort but you will still be conscious. Unlike when you have treatment under general anaesthetic, you can talk to your dentist and will be able to hear them talking to you. Sedation helps to ensure patients remain calm during the procedure and it can be beneficial for those with anxiety, patients undergoing long or complex procedures and patients who have a very sensitive gag reflex.

What happens after sedation?

After the procedure is complete, the effects of the sedative will start to wear off and you will become more alert. However it can take up to 24 hours for the effects to wear off completely. We recommend asking a friend or relative to come with you to the clinic and then take you home afterwards. For the first 24 hours, we advise patients against exercising, driving, drinking alcohol, making important decisions or operating machinery.

If you suffer from dental anxiety and you would like advice, or you wish to make an appointment, visit the clinic and meet the team, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dentists have training in treating nervous patients and we will make sure your visit to us is stress-free and relaxing.

Anxious in the seat in the City of Leeds

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

352388_blogNot everyone in the city of Leeds has empathy with going to see a dentist; for some it can be a bit of a torture and this is what is known as dental anxiety and if you get sweaty palms every time you sit in a dentist’s chair, it means that you have a little fear of getting treated. Dental anxiety is not a great problem in itself, but there is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable when you are having treatment but modern dentistry has a lot of answers to this. Sit down and have a word with your dentist about any feelings that you may be having because between the pair of you, you can hammer out a plan in order to make your treatment better. There are sedation techniques that can be put into place to relax you and calm you down before you have any work done. You can have anaesthetics administered into your system to numb any pain, aromatic smells pumped into the surgery to relax you and all manner of chilling things. All you have to do is ask


Dark Dental Phobias in the City of Leeds

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

One of the greatest challenges to a dentist in the city of Leeds is to handle a patient who suffers from dental phobia, that’s of course if the phobia allows the patient to get to the surgery in the first place. A phobia thrives on a vulnerable mind, can spread like a cancer and get out of hand very quickly. Getting to the root of this phobia takes a lot of patience from both dentist and patient alike, but it needs to be addressed as soon as it can, because as a patient, you are denying yourself the help you need to ensure that you have a healthy oral life, and if things worsen, the bigger the hurdle it is to overcome. This phobia can also spread and prevent you from doing other things as well in your life. Dentists are very understanding of the condition and so they should be the first people you talk to and keep talking to. Pay money just to talk to them for as many sessions as it takes until you start to expose what it is that has started your phobia off. Then, it is time for the dentist to show you that modern dentistry is not like it used to be; treatments have got better, more refined and a lot less painful than they used to be thanks to some amazing advances in technology. Then it’s over to you to start telling your dentist how you would like you treatments to unfold. You tell them what you would like done and by this process, you will take control of your dental destiny and become a lot less concerned in the future.