Good dentistry is not just about treating teeth, it’s also about nurturing the relationship between the dentist and patient. A personalised approach to dental care is essential for the best clinical outcome for patients and experiencing a positive, personal relationship also makes it more likely for people to visit their dentist, which is especially important for the millions of people across the UK who are nervous dental patients.
Why Is Individual Care Important
Not only does the care you receive for your teeth improve your oral health, it also positively impacts your overall health. Choosing a dentist who will provide you with individual dental care is an important part of receiving the care you need. Personalised dental care is beneficial to patients for a number of reasons: Everyone’s oral needs are unique and they change over time. As such, a plan that is individual to you is an essential requirement. You are also more likely to visit regularly if your dentist is familiar with your needs and you feel individually cared for.
Your oral care needs are unique
The condition of your teeth, the genetics that might make you prone to certain issues, and your individual lifestyle all uniquely impact your dental care needs. A dentist who provides personalised care will tailor the treatment to your unique requirements making the outcome of treatment more likely to be successful for you.
Your oral care needs will change over time
Your teeth and gums may require different types of care as you get older. A dentist who provides personalised care will be on the journey with you as new needs and potential problems arise. If you are looking for a new dentist, it is useful to consider a practice that offers a wide range of services so you can get the necessary care no matter how your needs change.
You are more likely to go to the dentist
Visiting the dentist regularly is an important part of properly caring for your teeth. You are much more likely to go to the dentist if you receive care that is personal to you. If you know that your dentist will listen to you, pay attention and give you their time, you will find that going to the dentist will feel much easier.
Treating Anxious Patients
Unfortunately widespread anxiety is one of the key reasons why people don’t visit the dentist as often as they should. Avoiding visits can lead to many patients ignoring obvious problems, which can then cause a lot of pain and damage in the long run if they are not treated.
About one in five people admit to being afraid or anxious about visiting a dentist in Britain according to the Oral Health Foundation, so dental phobia is not uncommon. There are many reasons that someone might feel afraid of a dentist, but a dentist that does not listen to a patient’s concerns, and the feeling of lack of control that results from not being heard, is one of the reasons that nervous patients cite for not feeling confident about visiting the dentist.
Each person suffers from their fear of the dentist in their own unique way and therefore there is no one therapy for managing it. An individual evaluation of each patient to identify their source and level of anxiety will enable the dentist to decide on the most appropriate treatment plan.
If you do feel nervous about visiting the dentist, it is important for you to inform the practice of any anxieties you may have before attending the appointment so that necessary adjustments can be made for when you have your treatment.
Personalised Care at Woodborough House
We provide warm, personal and respectful care to every one of our patients and are proud to offer the level of care we would expect for ourselves and our family.
One of the most important parts of our job is to ensure that we listen to you carefully and understand your needs and concerns. We believe that by being as open as possible and by explaining a procedure to you and answering any questions you may have, this will help you understand what will happen and help put your mind at ease. We are very experienced in treating nervous patients and have phobia-certified dentists as well as offering facilities and techniques to help anxious people feel at ease.
Our warm and friendly team aims to provide each patient with personalised care and attention from the moment they walk in through the door right up to the completion of their treatment. By always taking an individual approach to someone in our care, we build positive relationships with patients that last a lifetime.
Please give our friendly team a call to make an appointment and let us help you to make your visit to the dentist a personal and positive experience.
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