Dentist for Patients with Anxiety

Dental fear

Many patients suffer from dental anxiety and need a dentist for anxious patients.

A dentist for anxious patients has a lot of experience in dealing with fearful and traumatized patients and can easily perform extensive treatments.

Dental Anxiety - Fear of the Dentist

Dental anxiety, also known as fear of the dentist, is a widespread issue in the population. Estimates suggest that approximately 10 to 20% of people in Switzerland suffer from a strong fear of the dentist. The cause of this phobia is usually a traumatic experience in the past, leading affected individuals to often avoid and postpone dental visits.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

To overcome the fear of the dentist, it is crucial to find a dentist whom you can trust and with whom you feel well-supported. If you have a good gut feeling during your dental visit and can relax, you are in the right place. Communicate your dental anxiety openly with the dental team. A professional team in the dental practice can handle anxious patients with sensitivity and ease.

General Anesthesia for Severe Dental Anxiety

In cases of severe dental anxiety, treatments can be performed under general anesthesia, ensuring that the patient is unaware of the procedure. It is essential that treatments under general anesthesia are as brief and infrequent as possible. The dental and anesthesia teams should be well-coordinated, and the rehabilitation should occur in as few sessions as possible.

Prophylaxis for Dental Anxiety

Especially for patients with a fear of the dentist, it is crucial to maintain healthy teeth to minimize dental treatments. Regular check-ups with the dentist are indispensable for this purpose. Additionally, it is essential to establish a healthy oral flora to prevent or reduce the occurrence of diseases such as cavities and periodontitis.

Dr. med. dent. Artur Hein

Dental anxiety prevents many people from visiting the dentist. Our team is very empathetic and has a lot of experience with anxious patients.

Dr. med. dent. Artur Hein Dentist Winterthur

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