The Crawley Dentist on Dental Fear: It Takes Two to Establish Trust


Never allow anxiety to interfere with your dental health. While that may be easier said than done, it is possible. According to researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, patients who have overcome dental anxiety look for little distractions and employ such strategies as prayer, optimism, and mental distancing.

In addition, it pays to keep an open mind and to alert your dentist about exactly what triggers your anxiety. This way, you can make it easier for your dentist and the dental office staff to react accordingly and avoid misinterpreting a sudden, fear-driven outburst. Establishing trust, after all, requires both parties to pull their respective weights.
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Crawley Emergency Dentist Explains Wisdom Tooth Surgery Post-Op Care


On a scale of 1 to 10, wisdom tooth surgery—minus the anaesthesia—might as well get an 11. The delicate procedure requires cutting away some gum tissue to get to the tooth and remove the whole thing. Sedation dentistry can, fortunately, bring down the pain level to almost zero.

Say you’ve made it through the operation; the worst is over, right? Maybe, but your ordeal still continues. Dental experts say the pain can spike six to ten hours after the operation, well beyond the effective duration of any known dental sedative. Even lorazepam, one of the most potent sedatives in dentistry, only lasts up to eight hours.
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