Not many people look forward to visiting the dentist. Some can even develop a fear or phobia, and avoid seeing the dentist altogether. Unfortunately a ‘head in the sand’ approach is rarely successful, and keeping away from the dentist will usually only lead to more problems.
If you’re feeling nervous about your check-up or dental treatment, please let us know and we’ll do everything we can to put you at ease. We aim to provide the very best care for anxious and nervous patients, and we’ve developed a tailor-made programme to ensure you feel relaxed at every appointment.
Some patients just need a little extra time to talk through their treatment and ask questions, while others may need more proactive tactics. You’re always welcome to bring a friend with you to provide some moral support, or why not bring some relaxing music to focus on throughout your treatment?
Lots of people fear the dentist because they worry about potentially painful treatment, but the latest techniques and local anaesthetic means treatment can be pain free (unlike toothache). If you are particularly nervous we can even provide a sedative, which will help you to relax while ensuring you can still communicate with your dentist.
If you’re feeling anxious about your appointment, please let us know so we can help you to overcome your fear and achieve a healthy, happy smile.