Dental Anxiety and Phobia is very common and we ask you to share this with us when making an appointment. This enables us to allow appropriate time and plan your appointments to help you feel as comfortable as possible. It may be that the first appointment should be a meet and greet with the dentist and coming into the practice and not getting in the dental chair.
There is a large range of anxiety from those patients who feel a little bit nervous; to those patients who have had a traumatic experience and require a form of sedation for treatment. We can assist both these patients and communication is the key. We have also designed our practice to feel less 'clinical', installed TVs on the ceiling of each surgery to create a visual distraction and have 'Happy Gas' available if needed. We would encourage you to request an early appointment to avoid dwelling all day and discuss with the dentist a signal like lifting your hand to request a break as you need it.
Our team are exceptional carers and our Dental Assistants can lend a supportive hand to hold.