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How we care for nervous patients


Many people find going to the dentist a truly daunting prospect. At Sensu, we understand that you might be nervous about getting your teeth checked, never mind being operated on. That’s why patients travel from far and wide to make use of our Nervous Patient Programme.

Dental phobia, or odontophobia, is a common problem among patients. In fact, according to the NHS it affects up to 1 in 4 patients. As dental pain can be very severe and quite intrusive, it’s no wonder so many people get really nervous about attending their appointment.

While dental treatment has come a long way in recent years, many patients remain scarred by previous bad experiences. Gone are the days of the loud, intimidating drills and other dental tools. We have the best, latest technology and effective anesthetic’. Hence, most patients don’t even feel anything during procedures anymore.

At Sensu, we’re very aware of dental phobia, and our team is experienced in dealing with nervous patients. We are a friendly, understanding bunch and we will do everything we can to make you as relaxed as possible.

We are happy to answer any question or worry you might have regarding your procedure. We will also take you through the operating process step-by-step beforehand, so there is no bad surprise along the way.

Finally, we are fully qualified and experienced to administer anesthetic and offer patients a range of tranquiliser treatments such as conscious IV sedation to help you relax and reduce discomfort. Don’t worry; you’ll still be able to communicate during the procedure. You might just find time passing by quicker than normal!

We truly believe we can help you get over your dental phobia. Contact us today if you’d like to find out more about Sensu’s Nervous Patient Programme.

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