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Nervous Patients

How to calm patients

We at the Priory Dental Centre have a 3 stage approach to assisting nervous patients. If the patient is able to come to the practice, we book a longer session with the Dentist for a Consultation. This enables the patient to get accustomed to the surroundings, and ask questions in a relaxed manner.


No treatment is undertaken at this session. Once the level of anxiety is understood, we book treatment with the same Dentist, and possibly recommend Oral Sedation, which involves the use of Valium (see further information on this approach).


In our experience, once patients have a relaxed consultation, a lot of anxiety is removed. However, for more extreme anxiety, or Dental Phobia, an NLP(Neuro Linguistic Programming), session may be of value.


This approach assists patients in 'reprogramming' their attitude to dentistry, and can overcome traumatic childhood memories, one 50 minute session gives remarkable results.

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