Dental Phobia Or Dental Anxiety

Dental Phobia or Dental Anxiety

Lots and lots of patients suffer from a fear of the dentist. However, if you have a dental phobia or dental anxiety, do not worry, you are not alone.

Tell us if you are nervous about dental treatments. We understand that people are reluctant to visit dentists either out of a fear of pain or needles or just general dental anxiety. Furthermore, some people are so scared to go to the dentist that they avoid at all costs. However, this only leads to future dental problems.

At Rock House Dental Practice, our team is sympathetic to these feelings and will, therefore, do absolutely everything in our power to help you overcome your dental phobia.

Often these worries disappear when you talk the treatment through in detail with your dentist. Consequently, our team is always willing to take the time to explain procedures to you in detail and go at your pace. We also offer video demonstrations of a procedure or 3D animations, which give you a clearer idea of what to expect. Time is taken to help you clearly understand your treatment options and find a solution that works for you. After all, everyone is different, hence, our treatments are bespoke and tailored just for you.

Is there anything that can help me with my dental phobia and fear of the dentist?

We can help you overcome your fear of the dentist or dental phobia. Most importantly, our dentists are sympathetic so please ask our dentists about ways in which we can help.

Patient Testimonials

Firstly, ask around, get recommendations from your friends and colleagues. In particular, word of mouth recommendations are valuable when choosing the right dentist. Secondly, take a look at our testimonials page, and you can see what other patients have said about us. Thirdly, if you search the internet, you will find lots of google reviews written about Rock House Dental practice to let you know what you can expect.

A calming atmosphere

Woman enjoying the water in a swimming pool for sedation dentistry in Wolverhampton

You will find our practice quiet and calming, our team friendly and caring. We can off

er you a choice of music in the surgery to help take your mind off the treatment. Firstly, identifying the cause of your fear can help us to ensure we provide you with a better dental experience. Speak to us openly, help us to understand what you do or don't like so we can make changes. Most importantly, communication is often the key to overcoming your dental phobia.

Full and detailed explanations

Should you want to know exactly what we are doing, we will tell you. Some patients prefer that we don't explain the detail, if that is what you prefer, let us know. We will work in a manner that suits you. With this is mind, you are always in charge of your treatment.

Pain-Free Injections

Painless dental injection the wand

Dental injections are a huge reason for dental phobia. With this in mind, at Rock House Dental Practice, we offer pain-free injections using two fantastic tools - 'The Wand' and 'Vibraject'. By all means, check out our Painless Injections page to find out more!

Conscious Sedation helps with Dental Phobia

Dental sedation involves either an injection in the arm or hand. Certainly, A very popular treatment which helps overcome your fear of the dentist by making you feel relaxed and less aware of the treatment. By all means, click on the link to our conscious sedation page to find out more.

How does relaxation work with regards to dental phobia?

When faced with a challenge or something we're afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances, which raise our anxiety. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning to relax. It's not possible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, therefore, learning relaxation helps control our anxiety and overcome your dental phobia.

Walkthrough Video

Watch the video below where Natalie provides you with a tour of the practice.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY...

  • Patrick Bowers Avatar
    Patrick Bowers

    I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the staff make you feel very welcome as going to the dentist is not everyone's cup of tea. I usually see Kiran who is highly professional and extremely dedicated. She always... read more - 11/20/2018

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    Geneva Carney

    I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their practice over three years ago, I have received nothing less than a very warm and courteous reception from all staff. I have required some dental work which was crucial, the... read more - 10/17/2018

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    Kate Emmerson

    Very happy with my dentist. I have been going for several years now and feel reassured by their professional approach. No work is forced on you. Always clear explanations, and clear pricing policy. Staff very good and helpful. Would recommend 100%. - 3/14/2020

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    James Crowter

    These guys have proved time and again for me that they care more, when I needed emergency care they performed miracles and then repeatedly rang me to check how I was. Then they coached me to make sure it didn't reoccur. They've repeatedly told me not to have treatment if... read more - 3/13/2019

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    A Jewkes

    Excellent. Needed emergency treatment after breaking a tooth/filling. Could not get in at NHS emergency surgeries.
    Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. A very good service, though it comes at a price.
    - 8/23/2019

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    Fiona Berry

    I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me through an extraction with no sedation!! - 10/03/2018

  • JOHN WILLIAMSON Avatar
    JOHN WILLIAMSON

    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had an initial inspection with the new dentist but found them most welcoming.
    On Saturday I lost a Crown from my front tooth and as I had important presentations on Tuesday I...
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    - 10/10/2019

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    Samantha H

    Another excellent experience. Dr Nandra, Dawn and the team are always friendly and professional and make a potentially nerve wracking experience, for the anxious-patient like me, relaxed and (almost!) enjoyable. I can't recommend Rock House highly enough. Thanks again for your care and kindness guys. - 5/08/2019

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    Amarjit Dhillon

    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to the rescue! - 8/18/2016

  • Rajan Chaudhry Avatar
    Rajan Chaudhry

    I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the excellent professionalism of the team who undertook my treatment. The practice itself was very clean and well maintained, and I would definitely recommend it to others! Thanks to everyone at... read more - 8/09/2018

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    Ashwin Jayna

    Fantastic dentists who really care about their patients and try and do as much as they can to help! I have always been treated kindly by all of the staff and would recommend anyone to them. - 5/26/2019

    Joel Brown Avatar
    Joel Brown

    Having had bad experiences in the past I am never a regular patient. But the staff at Rock Dental really helped me overcome my fear and I have been smiling ever since! Highly Recommended! - 1/06/2019

  • Stephanie Barker Avatar
    Stephanie Barker

    I have been a patient here for nearly 10 years and it just gets better and better. A great dental practice and the team are just amazing. Friendly and welcoming. Truly wonderful dental practice. - 8/20/2018

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    Stuart Cross

    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a local anaesthetic, layed back horizontally in the chair. Various clamps and grips were fixed in my mouth to keep my mouth open and my head still. Above me were three... read more - 11/01/2016

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    Colin AT

    Awesome, really feel at home with the team.. and in Anoup's care 🙂 - 7/25/2016

  • TheFreaking4 . Avatar
    TheFreaking4 .

    I've never been to a dentist before even though I'm in my 20s. I've always heard of people hating their dental visits but Mr Nandra was fantastic! Very professional and pleasant, answered all my questions and explained everything in detail! Great experience!
    Hopefully my next appointment with the hygienist will...
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    - 1/31/2020

    Jodie Phillips Avatar
    Jodie Phillips

    Absolutley brilliant Dentist! I got offered an appointment the same day by Faye after experiencing some toothache and my tooth being chipped. Faye talked me through a few things that may be done, explained what may happen and what they could do and booked me in! Im a very nervous... read more - 10/18/2017

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    mark atkins

    phoned 9.30 saturday morning with dental emergency the lady on the phone was so helpful and understanding she got me a appointment for 10.15 . When i got there i was seen straight away seeing i was in pain and a bit distressed they were very patient with me the... read more - 8/12/2019