More and more inquiries reach us with reports about feelings of shame, because we have not been to the dentist for many years, and the teeth themselves are in a miserable condition by their own judgement.
Anxiety patients are inclined to take painkillers forever in the hope that things will get better. Temporarily perhaps. Temporarily without pain. But in reality it gets worse and worse.
Without pain maybe, but with fewer and fewer teeth. Patients with anxiety prefer to risk their daily lives with a set of teeth that is actually only inconvenient for them. If this seems familiar to you, you are probably also an anxiety patient.
Such people get caught in a spiral: the worse the teeth get, the greater the fear of visiting the dentist.
Rescue is only sought when the loss of teeth has already reached a level that affects, complicates, hinders or makes impossible everything.
Do you have problems eating, talking, can’t have comfortable conversations, or smile without your hand in front of your mouth? Do your social contacts suffer and is your self-esteem also tarnished? Instead of being ashamed, you can rely on professional help.
Probably all of us have a queasy feeling in our stomach when we have to go to the dentist. Not liking to go to the dentist is normal. But for many even the thought of it is unbearable.
Am I an anxiety patient?
Pathological anxiety is called a phobia. Phobias are anxiety disorders, ranging from exaggerated unspecific anxiety to concrete fear and panic disorders.
The word phobia comes from the Greek, therefore phobias are formed with a Greek prefix. The list is quasi infinite, even if claustrophobia is obvious at first sight.
Specific anxiety disorders are quite common, and differ from simple anxieties in that the anxiety defense remains uninfluenceable.
One loses control over one’s own thoughts, partly also over one’s own body – heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, chest pains, dizziness, outbreaks of sweating, trembling, nausea and gag reflexes up to vomiting can be the consequences.
Dentophobia – fear of the dentist
Dentophobia is more of a collective term in view of what can make you fear in a dental practice. First and foremost, one is not afraid of the dentist himself – apart from specific cases.
One is afraid of pain, of smells, of needles, of mockery, of blood, of unpleasant noises, of X-rays, of injections, of surgical operations, of fear of suffering, even of fear.
All existing diagnosable phobias that can attack you, but at least keep you away from the dentist for a long time.
Anxiety patients are welcome at our dental clinic
We don’t want to force you to do anything. We like to take our time and are well prepared.
We have collected 6 guiding points for you, which are decisive for you as an anxiety patient, in the choice of the appropriate trust clinic. Convince yourself that we fulfil these most important criteria:
One, we know exactly what scares you.
2. we therefore attach great importance to preliminary examinations. The first meeting with the dentist and his practice can be decisive. The basis of trust must simply be there or arise, the patient’s feeling that the dentist is just a “person” who responds to his fears.
You can ask him everything at that opportunity, with the reassuring certainty of getting everything explained.
One is not exposed, or humiliated, on the contrary: possibilities of supply can be discussed, from WHAT to WHY to HOW. You know for yourself what you have screwed up so that your teeth are in that state. You don’t need a doctor to explain that. You need him to find an optimal solution. All this is free of charge and without obligation.
You get your cost plan for free, and you can celebrate the first small victory that gives you strength and unexpected energy.
3 We are aware that not only the body is sitting in the treatment chair. Many have to give themselves an inner jolt, even if the person of the dentist is sympathetic.
We will be happy to show you the dental clinic, guide you through the building, even the dental laboratory can be visited, where your own dental prosthesis will be made.
The whole staff speaks German, even the taxi driver, who takes our patients to the dentist’s appointment and back to the accommodation in Hévíz free of charge every time.
6 We offer our anxiety patients the so-called 3 appointment therapy:
- At T1, the initial examination, a panoramic X-ray is taken, the doctor briefly looks into the mouth, and afterwards questions and proposed solutions are discussed. If you like the treatment plan, which is explained in detail, the atmosphere, the staff and everything around it, you can take the next step:
- In T2, the procedure is performed under sedation anaesthesia ↗, which is initiated, maintained and revoked by anaesthetists. Before that, you get to know them in the waiting room, where you fill out a questionnaire together with them, and also here you have the opportunity to get rid of your questions.
- Experience shows that T3 is already mastered bravely. You are welcomed as a friend, everyone watches how you are doing. At this appointment you get the long-awaited dental prosthesis.
First test of courage
As an anxiety patient, you can easily access a free and non-binding treatment and cost plan. All you have to do is take an X-ray in any dentist’s office. Send us this image by post or online so that we can take away your financial fears.
Plan B is even more attractive: If an acquaintance or friend of yours goes to our dental clinic for dental treatment, just come with us!
Take a holiday and get to know us first as an outsider!