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13 August 2018
Categories: Dental Anxiety Patient care
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By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

BChD DGDP(U.K.) RCS Dip.Con.Sed(Newc)

If you’re very nervous of the dentist or dental treatment, you are not alone.  It’s believed that over 60% of the adult population suffers from some level of anxiety about visiting the dentist.

There are many people who feel a “little uneasy” about dental treatment, but they can usually cope. However, if you have an intense or persistent fear of the dentist, you may have dental anxiety or dental phobia and will need a sympathetic practice with additional support to get the treatment you need.

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By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

One aspect of dental treatment patients are often anxious about is the possibility of a tooth extraction – when a tooth needs to be removed. The most common reasons that your dentist may feel it is in your best interest to have a tooth removed are:

  • A tooth that has broken down and can’t be repaired
  • Severe tooth decay
  • An abscess
  • Gum disease
  • Crowded teeth – when extra space is needed prior to braces being fitted (orthodontic treatment)
  • Impacted wisdom teeth – when growing wisdom teeth can’t break through the surface of the gum
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By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

BChD DGDP(U.K.) RCS Dip.Con.Sed(Newc)

If you’re very nervous of the dentist and dental treatment – you are not alone.  It’s believed that over 60% of the adult population suffers from some level of anxiety about visiting the dentist. There are many people who feel a little uneasy about dental treatment, but they can usually cope. However, if you have an intense or persistent fear of the dentist, you may have dental anxiety or dental phobia and will need a sympathetic practice with additional support to get the treatment you need.

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27 October 2016
Categories: Dental Anxiety
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Dr. Geoff Baggaley

Experienced Sedationist

Anxiety is a very powerful emotion, in which the body prepares itself for something unpleasant to happen. Dental phobia and anxiety is equally as powerful and this intense emotion prevents a significant proportion of the general public from accessing dental care.

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