According to the NHS, one in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist, but there are ways to overcome your fear.
Being afraid of the dentist means different things to different people. Maybe it’s the thought that treatment will hurt, or that the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child.
We understand your fears and respect the worries you have about seeking treatment. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Our experienced team always take a gentle, kind approach with nervous patients, taking everything at a pace that suits you.
In order to help you feel more comfortable, we will
- Explain your treatment fully before doing any work at all. We want you to be happy and confident before we proceed.
- Listen to all your fears and concerns before we even get in the chair and do your examination.
To begin, we can meet with you outside the treatment room, as lots of people find the presence of the equipment stressful. We have a comfortable space where we can take the time to sit and talk face to face, giving you the chance to explain what makes you anxious, what your fears are and what you wish to achieve.
We will then gently and carefully outline the ways we feel we are best able to support you, including telling you about our individual training and experience so you can have complete confidence that you are in the very best hands.
For exceptionally nervous patients, we offer safe sedation so we can carry out the treatment you want or need while you are in a very sleepy, relaxed state, and you won’t remember anything afterward.
We believe everyone has the right to be pain-free, and to have the confidence to show off their smile. You fears and anxieties shouldn’t stop you receiving treatment, and we have lots of experience helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist.