Dental Anxiety

What services do you offer?

Fear of dental treatment is common and can stop someone from seeking dental care. Anxiety management can help to reduce that fear and there are a number of ways this is done:

  • An assessment of your anxiety level is measured through the use of a questionnaire, which will be discussed with you at your first appointment. Treatment can be planned in a way that will help to reduce your level of anxiety.
  • Information about what will happen and what you might feel can be given to you and advice about what you can do to manage the situation.

If you have a low level of anxiety some simple methods work such as building a rapport with your dentist and feeling that you are being listened to. You may find that it helps to have a stop signal which you can use to let the dentist know when you would like to take a break, or distraction with music through headphones which can be brought in.

Relaxation techniques can work very well and your dentist will be able to help you with these.

If you have a much higher level of anxiety your dentist may feel you would benefit from treatment under sedation or general anaesthesia and this will be discussed with you.

We have the Time

Dental anxiety is a common problem that can be treated.   We will help and guide you, as we know that the dental treatment may take longer to complete and managing the anxiety often takes time but that's fine with us.  We will take the time you need.

Do you accept referrals?

Yes, we accept referrals from dentists and other healthcare professionals such as doctors.  If you have Dental Anxiety, please contact your dentist or GP and ask them for a referral.