Why are we afraid?
Fear and the accompanying stress reactions in our body (tensing of muscles, increased breathing and heart rate, sweating, etc.) are useful in themselves because they help us to react quickly in threatening situations and to deal with danger appropriately (fight, flight, freeze). However, our “fear system” also learns as we get older and develops corresponding reflexes. Thus, previous bad experiences or experienced pain can massively increase the fear in a similar situation. Similarly, fearful experiences from another context (e.g. being at the mercy of others, having no control) can also be transferred to a current situation. Some people put additional pressure on themselves (“I have to endure this”) or feel shame. Anxious thoughts and fears then arise almost automatically and are overwhelming, no matter how objectively straightforward the reality of the situation may be.
Whatever your fear, you are in good hands with us!
Our understanding, empathetic team has a lot of experience in dealing with anxious patients. We make time for you. We will respond to your questions, wishes and needs with the utmost care. We provide you with comprehensive advice and work with tried and tested procedures that ensure gentle, pain-free treatment.
Simply sleep through the procedure
If there is no medical reason not to do so, we can also perform your procedure under sedation or general anaesthesia , for which we have experienced anaesthetists available. You “sleep through” it and don’t even notice it.