You’re not alone…
When we’re nervous or anxious about something, it can feel like we’re the only one who feels this way. When it comes to worry or fear of visiting the dentist, the first thing we’ll say is you’re absolutely not alone. It is incredibly common for people to feel apprehensive about receiving dental care, but you don’t have to endure a lifetime of suffering in silence. We have lots of ways to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable about getting the care and attention you need.
Supporting anxious patients starts with our treatment coordinators and nurses. If you’re feeling nervous about even booking an appointment, they are here to have an informal chat about whatever is on your mind. You are welcome just to pop in to the practice, where we will make you a drink and take the time to talk with you in a non-clinical environment – we could even step into the garden if the weather is mild.
There will be absolutely no pressure for you to see a dentist until you feel ready. At that point, our experienced dentists will be careful to only go at a pace that suits you. We always use a numbing gel before any injections, we stop during treatment to make sure that you are comfortable, and before any treatment begins we agree a way you can stop us if you want to have a break during treatment. We can also provide options such as safe, gentle sedation to help you feel more comfortable.
Stress-free and supported
We have supported lots of patients who struggled to even sit in the dentist’s chair initially, but now are able to relax and receive the dental treatments they need for a healthy mouth and confident smile. You don’t have to suffer in silence, our team are ready and waiting to help you reduce the stress and worry you currently feel about visiting the dentist.