How do I find the right dentist?
When you are looking for a dentist who suits you perfectly, you should consider these criteria: The most important thing is that you feel comfortable during treatment and can speak openly about your concerns. If you are scared of going to the dentist, you should look for a dentist specialized in treating anxious patients who will take your worries seriously and will work with you to help you overcome your fear.
Fear of going to the dentist
It is estimated that some 20% to 30% of people are scared of going to the dentist. Anxious patients avoid going to the dentist and so set a vicious circle in motion. Because the longer they put off going to the dentist, the more the problems are going to build up.
Dentists specialized in treating anxious patients are understanding and sensitive to the concerns of patients. With tailored consultation and treatment, the dentist helps patients overcome their fear.
Why is it so important for children to visit a pediatric dentist?
To nip any fear a child may have of dentists in the bud, children should visit the dentist regularly. Generally speaking, children should visit the dentist every six months once their milk teeth have emerged.
Another positive effect of regular visits to the dentist is that their dental care is checked regularly. Any problems can be quickly picked up and treated.
Acute toothache outside opening times
If you have any of the following dental problems when the dental practice is closed, you should contact the emergency dental services.
Bleeding after dental or surgical procedures
Injuries from accidents
Inflammation with fever
The emergency service will only manage your pain to start with. As soon as the dental practices are open again you should immediately contact your dentist.