Nervous Patients

at Dentalcare Westbury

Dentalcare Westbury welcomes and supports nervous patients

There could be many reasons why you are anxious about visiting the dentist. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with a dentist or dental treatment in the past? Maybe you’re scared of the unknown? Or perhaps you’ve always had a fear of experiencing pain at the dentist? Whatever your reason, at Dentalcare Westbury, we know that many people are frightened of visiting the dentist and that for some this fear is a real phobia.

Dental anxiety can lead to a cycle of fear so that you skip a regular dental appointment which means you miss out on a potential diagnosis or treatment causing your teeth to become neglected and potentially leading to more pain. This in turn causes more fear. By missing out on these initial appointments it can lead to more problems with more cost implications in the future.

We help you to break this cycle. We believe that everyone has the right to access dental care and to protect their oral health, so we work hard to put nervous dental patients at their ease.

Our staff are experts in helping nervous patients. We work with you to find solutions that will work for you and we will work with you at your pace.

Helping to overcome dental phobias in Westbury

We believe that knowledge is key. If you know more about the process and environment used at the dentist, you will begin to feel more comfortable. By aiming to increase your knowledge, we aim to give you more comfort and make you feel more in control of your situation.

Our dentists will not rush you, we will work at your pace, talking you through all the steps and processes of the treatments that you are interested in. Thanks to advances in technology, dental treatments are now far less invasive and more painless than ever before. You will never be asked to undergo treatment that you do not understand or feel ready for.

Aspects that can also help with nervous dental patients include:

  • Increasing treatment sessions times little by little
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Local anaesthetic can be used to manage pain and overcome fear

We urge nervous patients to overcome the first and biggest hurdle of calling the surgery in confidence. We can then talk through the next steps with you.

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