16 Feb Feeling Nervous About Visiting The Dentist?
Worried about visiting a dentist because you know you need treatment, but you are nervous to come to see us?
We understand that many people are very nervous about visiting a dentist, even in normal times, and that this fear may have been compounded by the current pandemic.
Here at Long Sutton Dentistry, we honestly feel that we can offer a much better experience than you may have had in the past and we can assure you that we have strict policies and procedures in place to keep you safe! Don’t just take our word for it – why not check out our google reviews here.
In normal times we would spend extra time getting to know you at your first visit – due to Covid however we do lots of our chatting on the telephone! First things first – we will take all your contact details and medical history when we are booking your appointment, This way, we minimise your time in the practice and we are not handling lots of paperwork and so reducing contact as much as possible.
When you arrive, you will need to ring the doorbell and we will come and let you in, asking you to wear your mask and sanitise your hands before entering the practice. You may not be able to see our smiles as easily behind our masks and visors, but you will still be assured of a warm welcome!
We don’t do any treatment at your first appointment so you can attend without the added anxiety of needles or drills. We may, if possible, take a couple of digital x-rays so that we can get a clearer picture of your oral health but that is as much as we will do. If preferred, we can play music of your choice during your examination (unless you are attending for an emergency appointment).
From here, we will discuss options for treatment. Gone are the days of dentists making all the decisions about your care – we want you to feel that you are in charge and will discuss what we can offer so that you can make an informed choice.
Most of our customers soon build up enough trust with us that they are able to undergo treatment (we usually take it a step at a time and gradually build your confidence).
Whatever you are fearful of, with care and understanding, we are sure that we can help you so why don’t you take that first step and give us a call on 01406 364600.