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Dental anxiety? We can help!

The team at Parkview Dental Centre have tried and tested techniques to help you overcome dental fear

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- IV sedation

One of our most popular techniques for easing dental phobia is IV sedation. This is where you will be fully conscious but extremely relaxed and less aware of your surroundings and what is happening during your appointment.

The sedation we offer is given intravenously, through a vein in your hand rather than in a tablet or inhalation form. This method works faster, we have more control over the dosage, and it works for a longer period of time, meaning we can carry out multiple treatments in one appointment. 

Your dentist will evaluate your health and medical history before offering IV sedation. 

- Dental fear? We understand!

Dental fear is extremely common and something that you should never feel embarrassed about.

We encounter dental fear at some level almost every day at Parkview Dental Centre so we understand what it is like for patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist.

Common dental fears:

For some people, their dental phobia is extremely intense and they are unable to even walk in to a dental practice. Others may suffer more mildly but still do not find it an enjoyable experience and will subsequently put off routine appointments and treatments. However dental anxiety affects you, we can help. 

Not only will we enable you to receive the dental treatment you need or want, but we’ll also help you to enjoy visiting the dentist – and we’ll enjoy seeing you!

- Working with nervous patients

If you have a dental fear, please tell us before your appointment.

Whether you have an extreme phobia or a mild aversion, if we know about it we can help you. We will do everything possible to make our service as suitable as possible to help alleviate your fears and make your experience with us enjoyable. 

If you are a new patient and would like to visit us before booking an appointment, please just give us a call so that we can book some time to talk to you and show you around. This can help you to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings before you book your first appointment. 

Every member of the Parkview team in Ipswich will aim to make your visit as calming as possible, at every stage of your visit. We will explain everything and you will have ample opportunity to ask plenty of questions so that you understand your own dental health and any treatment that may be required. You will always be in full control of your dental journey. 

The team at Parkview have lots of ideas and techniques that we have used with success to ease dental nerves with our patients – we’d love to help you, too!

- Frequently asked questions

  • How often should I see a dentist?

    At the minimum, you should see a dentist for a check-up and dental clean twice per year. You may need to have more frequent visits if you are struggling with a dental health problem like gum disease or heavy tartar build-up.

  • Do I need dental X-rays?

    X-rays are very important to diagnosing your dental problems and planning safe treatment. This kind of imaging is the only way a dentist can see into your tooth without cutting it open. When you have a dental checkup, your dentist will let you know if you are due for a new set of X-rays.

  • What are the signs that I need a dental filling?

    Advanced tooth decay can make your teeth sensitive to temperature and sweets and may present as brown, grey, or yellow stains on your teeth. A throbbing toothache is also a sure sign that your tooth may need repair. But early tooth decay does not cause such noticeable symptoms. In most cases, you will not know that you need a filling unless the dentist notices one on a dental X-ray.

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