Is there anything that can help me with my fear of the dentist?
Yes. Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they will not go for dental treatment. They can overcome their fears with relaxation or local anaesthesia. Our dentists are sympathetic about these feelings, and you can ask our dentists about these ways to help.
What is Local Anaesthesia?
Here at NUFFIELD DENTAL in Singapore, we offer local anaesthesia. You will feel relaxed and comfortable during the entire procedure. The effects of local anaesthesia can take some time to wear off and your dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body.
How does relaxation work?
When we are faced with a challenge or something we are afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances, which raise our anxiety. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning to relax. It is not possible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, so learning relaxation helps control our anxiety.