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We can help you if you are a nervous patient or have dentophobia

Many people have misgivings about going to the dentist's. These visits are particularly traumatic for patients with an extreme fear of the dentist or a strong gag reflex.

We know one thing for sure: The first big hurdle is booking the appointment for an examination! Entering the practice, the sight of dental equipment or the typical “dentist smell” are very problematic for nervous patients. But there is a way out of this vicious circle of fear – put your trust in us!

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The trained and specialised dentist and practice team at the Dr. Kolling Dental Practice in Munich will provide you with individual support in dealing with your dentophobia, and will deal with your problem with care and understanding.

Our goal is to restore your well-being as far as your teeth are concerned. You can rely on us for completely painless treatment in a respectful atmosphere. Together, we will find the best and gentlest solution for you!

We will ensure that you do not endure long waiting times, and will gladly talk you through each individual step in detail. We will also explain our wide range of additional options for dentophobia, such as a general anaesthetic or sedation.

Where does dentophobia come from?

Traumatic experiences at the dentist’s during childhood are often responsible for dental treatment phobia. People who experienced pain in the dental treatment chair as children can develop pronounced anxiety symptoms. This is by no means rare: Around ten million German citizens have a fear of the dentist.

Some nervous patients manage to overcome it alone, but for others a dental visit is practically impossible. They suffer from palpitations, dizziness and nausea and even circulatory collapse, and avoid contact with anything that is associated with a dental practice.

As well as dentophobia, many patients also experience a gag reflex which occurs as soon as they feel tools in their mouth or their tongue is touched. Experience with unsympathetic dentists in such situations can make the feeling of unease even worse.

What are the consequences of dentophobia?

For some patients, the fear is so strong and overwhelming that they don't go to the dentist for years. The consequences are often disastrous - daily cleaning alone is not enough to keep teeth healthy in the long term! Regular visits to the dentist and regular professional dental hygiene are essential if you wish to have pain-free, functional and good-looking teeth until you reach an old age.

However, people with dental treatment phobia often suffer from more than just pain. It is not uncommon for them to be ashamed of their damaged, broken or discoloured teeth - they no longer dare to show their teeth in public when laughing, and certainly won’t visit the dentist.

We will help you to break out of this vicious circle! As a team of specialists, we know how difficult the first step, is and will gladly accompany you in a gentle way by means of pleasant treatment. We want you to be able to laugh again!

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We will help you to get your dentophobia under control!

Patients with dentophobia are welcome to visit us at any time.

Dr. Kolling and his team are specialists in dealing with phobic patients and have years of experience. You can expect the following procedure with us:

First appointment

We won’t keep you waiting long, and will take our time to talk about the situation with your teeth and suggest a solution. As well as conventional dental methods, we will also explain different ways of reducing your sensitivity to the dental treatment. At the first appointment we will merely advise you. No treatment will take place.

  • General anaesthesia: If you wish to have a general anaesthetic, this will be carried out by an experienced anaesthetist in our practice. The anaesthetist will supervise and accompany you throughout the treatment.
  • Sedation: An alternative to general anaesthesia is sedation. The anaesthetist will administer you a combination of pain killers and sleep-inducing drugs so that you will be in an anxiety and pain-free semi-conscious state during treatment.
  • Sedative: For minor nervousness, we offer the option of a taking special tranquillising tablet.

You can find more information about sedation and general anaesthesia here.

Second appointment

If you have decided to have a general anaesthetic, you will “sleep through” our dental work. We can carry out a wide range of treatment during this appointment (including tooth replacement), meaning that no further appointments for treatment may be necessary. You will leave the practice (accompanied) after a short recovery period with an aesthetically impeccable, fully functional and pleasant tooth situation.

Third appointment/Aftercare

We are also here for you after the treatment. Our goal is to keep your teeth healthy for life – and our success has proven that we are right: Many patients who used to be phobic regularly come to us for check-ups and dental hygiene because they trust us and feel comfortable with us.

Speak to us – we will be more than happy to discuss how we can best help you, and how we can ensure that you have a pleasant time in our practice.