If you feel anxious or worried about undergoing dental treatment, attending a routine check-up, or even picking up the phone to book your appointment, you may be surprised to hear you are not alone.
A large number of dental patients experience anxiety before or during a visit to the dentist, with many classed as having a dental phobia.
Nervous patients may initially avoid treatment — not only can this cause the patient a great deal of discomfort, but it can also make their treatment more invasive and costly in the future, adding to their anxiety.
That’s why we work together with patients with dental phobias and make them feel at ease before undergoing treatment. It may help you to discuss the procedure at length with your dentist, so you know exactly what to expect and can mentally prepare for your appointment. Other things you can do include wearing headphones, bring a chaperon and scheduling your appointments, so they are manageable for you.
If you are feeling nervous about visiting our practice, please call us on 020 8520 7117 to discuss your concerns with a member of our friendly, compassionate team.
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