Do you feel anxious about visiting the dentist? It is extremely common and there are many different reasons why you may have dental anxiety or a dental phobia. Everyone is unique and has different reasons for their anxieties, such as:
- A past bad experience at the dentist
- The noises and smells of the dental practice
- A fear of pain during treatment or check-ups
- A fear of being judged for your oral care
- Concerns about the unknown and/or what will be uncovered during your check-up
- Fear of injections
At Bespoke Smile, we believe that everyone has the right to a great smile and a healthy mouth. Our dentists and support staff are very experienced in caring for patients who have not seen a dentist for many years and/or have fears about dentistry. We are empathetic to all of our patients concerns and want every patient to feel that they are valued and never judged.
“The dentist that doesn’t feel like the dentist”
RK - London
“I was a very nervous patient but I was quickly put at ease”
SS - Hertfordshire
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What Can We Do to Help Nervous Patients?
Treatments using lasers can help reduce discomfort by reducing the need for instruments that cut the gum. This also means reduced noise, pain and healing time.
There are non-medical and non-drug calming therapies we use, including sound therapy to settle nerves and distract from the dental noises and environment.
Pain reducing injection techniques
We use special numbing gels on the gums to ensure that the point of injection is as comfortable as possible. We also use smaller needles but often due to how minimally invasive our dental techniques are, injections are not needed at all.
Care and support staff
Our caring and wonderfully calming support staff are trained in communication techniques and will stay beside you throughout your treatment journey.
Our sedation team offer safe sedation to allow patients to enter a very relaxed state. This option requires patients to bring a chaperone with them to help them with their journey from the clinic once their treatment is complete.
We enjoy working in a relaxed, spa-like environment and it’s something our patients enjoy too. We use specific scents and lighting, along with music and soft touches which can help patients to drift away from the classic dental clinic experience and help to reduce their anxiety.
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