A surprising number of Irish people haven’t been to a dentist for a very long time. Many don’t bother going for a check-up until they have a problem – or worse; they ignore the issue until it turns into a big, painful problem!
There are two main reasons that people don’t go to the dentist – one is fear, and the other is cost. At least one in four people are scared of going to the dentist, and at least one of every two people are worried about the cost. At Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists, we can assure you that there is nothing to be worried about – and we can certainly offer you excellent value on costs.
Why you should see a dentist regularly?
Our teeth really need regular care, and once you have a problem with one tooth, bacteria spreads to other teeth until you have a mouth full of pain and decay. The worse it gets, the more embarrassed people are, and the more painful the problem becomes. Putting off a visit to the dentist can cause the issue to worsen and it’s usually unbearable pain that finally drives people to the dentist, by which time they are in dire need of extensive work.
Fear of the dentist
For most people, a bad experience when they were younger may have instilled fear of the dentist or a memory of pain – dental care in Ireland was quite basic up to a couple of years ago, and many patients have had an unpleasant experience. Fear may have prevented you from seeing a dentist since you left school – but remember, there is no pain in modern dentistry. You will be pleasantly surprised that at Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists, we ensure the patient is comfortable at all times, and we even offer dental sedation for very nervous patients.
The staff at Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists is expert in helping patients who are in need of extensive dental care, and they are all very gentle, kind and understanding. You will get the normal pain-numbing anaesthetic for whatever dental work is being carried out, but extremely nervous patients may also opt for dental sedation, which is a ‘conscious sedation’; an injection with a very fine needle to deliver a medicine that will give you a very pleasant, dream-like state; taking away all your anxiety and worries.
What Would Make Me a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
- If you have a high fear level
- Past history of difficult dental procedures
- Unpleasant childhood memory of dentistry
- Difficulty getting numb
- Bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problem
Concerned about Costs?
Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists offer savings of up to 67% over treatments and procedures in Ireland, and as they are a high-volume practice they can provide patients with the very best value. Selecting Smile Store – The Dental Specialists is also less expensive than travelling abroad for extensive dental work, and patients can save up to 20% over the cost of going abroad for treatment, as they don’t have to factor in flights; accommodation; insurance; airport transfers; time taken off work or other additional expenses.
At Smile Store – Your Local Dental Specialists your treatment plan is developed in advance so patients can prioritise their procedures and their budget accordingly, taking the time they need to best suit their schedules and finances.