Email or Call 0141 423 8877 (24/7)
Dentist in Glasgow

Call 0141 423 8877 (24/7)

Dental Fear 15 – Choking

Here’s How To Overcome
Dental Fear # 15: Choking

Patients can have a fear of choking over a number of things, be it their own saliva, or the water being used in some of the dental equipment even some of the materials, particularly impressions. 

There are ways round each one of them.  With their own saliva it is generally that they are not getting the opportunity to swallow, be that they are lying back in the chair too far, so we ask the patient just simple communication, “Are you comfortable sitting there?”  

If not, the dentist should make an effort to get the patient in a comfortable position that they can work in.  

With the instruments, if the patient feels they don’t like so much water being at the back of the mouth you can use an instrument called rubber dam. 

What that does is it makes the tooth isolated from the rest of the mouth and against the sheet of rubber any of the water will fall which can easily be removed by the dental nurse. 

Again, with impression materials we now have the new tooth scanners that are able to carry out a lot of the work especially when we are doing crowns, bridge and implant work. 

With these we can avoid the need for any impressions which generally create that concern, the gagging and a fear of choking during their treatment.  But again and again it is communication. 

If a patient needs stop signals they’re allowed to lift their hand up, they’re allowed to use the dental button and anything that they can control to let the dentist know that they would just like a break, like a rest and if it is managed properly it should never get to the stage where a patient feels they are going to choke.

Are You Ready To Take The Next Step?

Discover more about how Dentistry On The Square can help to transform your smile and your confidence. Request a Complimentary Consultation with Elaine or Dawn today

Book Consultation

Get Your FREE
“Freedom From Dental Fear” Book Today!

To learn more about Marks Pain Free Promises and Techniques
Request your FREE copy of his latest book  

“Why I Now Love My Dentist More Than My Valentine´s Chocolates”

Amazon Logo Transparent

Buy A Copy Of The Book Today On Amazon For £13.09

Or Get Your Completely Free Copy Here! Just Fill In The Form Below

Read terms and conditions here

We hate spam and will never rent or sell your details to anybody

“Am I Suitable For Fear Free Dentistry” Audit

Looking For A New Smile But Worried About The Cost?

Looking For A New Smile But Worried About The Cost?

Don’t Worry, We Can Help!

Pay Nothing For The First 6 Months

or Spread The Cost Over 5 years

Ask About Our Finance Options

Here Are More Of Our Happy Patients...

“Oh My God It’s A Massive Difference”

Fast, Pain Free Smile Makeover For Allan

That’s Exceeded All My Expectations

"I Wanted The Perfect Smile For My Wedding"

“They’re Amazing, I Love Them”

Nobody Knew Fran Was Wearing Invisalign

You Say Its Pain Free And It’s Been 100% Pain Free

Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Contact Information

Contact Dentistry On The Square

Dentistry On The Square, 12 Niddrie Square, Glasgow, G42 8QE

 0141 530 5047 (24/7)


Dentistry For Busy People

Monday & Tuesday 9am – 9pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 6pm

Friday 9am – 4pm

Saturday 9am -1pm

 Award winning Glasgow dentist
FB Twitter Youtube Instagram