If you are looking for a dentist in Loughton where you can relax and feel safe, then you need gentle dentistry as practised by the team at Forest Dental.
We believe that dentistry does not have to be a frightening experience in the 21st century and that you can have treatment without setting off old traumas created in your past.
If you suffer from dental phobia, you need to know that it is really very common. About 13% of the world’s population experiences extreme anxiety about visiting the dentist. Many phobias come from bad experiences at the dentist as a child, but such experiences may have also happened in adulthood.
Traumas are triggered by different things. One common trigger is the sight or sound of the dentist’s drill. Another is the pain from a needle using for injecting anaesthetic.
Here at Forest Dental, Dr Sab Rana is highly experienced in treating nervous patients. She will be able to talk to you gently and enable you to relax without the need for sedation.
We also have a way to treat decay without using a drill. It’s called HealOzone.
What is HealOzone and how does it work?
HealOzone uses ozone gas to kill off decay bacteria, instead of drilling it out. This method of treating tooth decay has been available for about a decade now, but not many dentists use it.
Ozone gas has been used as a disinfectant for decades. Our HealOzone machine takes oxygen from the air and converts it into ozone gas, which then goes through a handheld instrument that can target areas in your mouth with a concentrated stream.
Because it’s a gas, it can get into even the tiniest of fissures and cracks to kill off bacteria, viruses and fungi lurking there, stopping dental decay in its tracks.
If you’re not a fan of injections, we can numb the area to be injected with a dab of topical anaesthetic gel. Nearly all our patients report that with the gel put on first, they don’t feel the injection at all.
Please don’t let your fear of the dentist stop you getting the treatment you need.