Dental Anxiety & Health

Do you need help with any of the following?

  • Dental Anxiety

  • Dental Phobia

  • Pain Management

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

  • Anaesthetic Fears

  • Gagging & Impression Taking

  • Pre-Procedure Calming- Preparation for tooth removal, root treatment or dental implants.

  • Post-Procedure - Promoting faster healing.

  • Dietary Habits - Reducing sugar and acidic food/drink intake.

  • Oral Hygiene Habits - Encouraging good toothbrushing and interdental care (flossing/small brushes for between teeth).

You can refer yourself to me without going through your dentist. I can send your dentist a letter outlining what we did and how they can help you when you go to visit them again, this is entirely your choice and your session will remain confidential if you would rather.

Appointments available online or in Glasgow City Centre

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Benefits Of Having A Healthy Mouth

  • More confidence when you are happy with the appearance of your teeth

  • Not being afraid to smile!

  • Sense of wellbeing

  • Overall health. Plaque bacteria found in the mouth has been shown to travel in the bloodstream to other areas in the body. This may be linked to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and premature/low weight babies.

  • Prevention of gum disease and tooth loss

What is dental anxiety?

Dental Anxiety is very common, and most people experience it to some degree, if they are about to have, for example a dental procedure they have never experienced before.

Dental Fear is a reaction to a known danger, which involves a fight-or-flight response when confronted with the threatening stimulus.

Dental Phobia is much stronger in that people experience the fight-or-flight response just thinking about, or being reminded of a threatening situation. Someone with a dental phobia will avoid dental care at all costs, until either a physical problem or the psychological burden of the phobia becomes overwhelming.

The most common causes of dental anxiety

Bad Experiences. Dental anxiety leading to a phobia is most often caused by painful dental experiences. This not only includes painful dental visits, but also emotional behaviours such as feeling embarrassed or humiliated.

History Of Abuse. Dental phobia is also common in people who have been sexually abused, particularly in childhood. A history of bullying or having been physically or mentally abused by a person in authority can contribute to dental anxiety.

Explicit Learning. If a parent or caregiver displays anxiety about dental visits, children may "inherit" that response. Even though they may not experience any negative visits to the dentist themselves, this may still result in dental anxiety.

Online sessions available from the comfort of your home

or in my clinic at 180 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RW

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