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...

  • Rosie Guru Avatar
    Rosie Guru

    Best dental surgery I have used so far, from the approachable staff behind the desk to the highly skilled dentist Dr Nandra and his team. Anyone looking for a lifelong and easy dentist to go too, I highly recommend Rock House Dental. Thank you Guys 'see you in 6 months'. 🙂 - 11/25/2018

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    vikki biggs

    Absolute brilliant dentist, and has looked after myself and my daughter for a few years, would highly recommend the practice and the staff are very friendly to, makes you feel at ease especially the daughter as she can be nervous - 7/14/2019

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    Ravi Dutt

    Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into the practice we were made very welcome. The staff were all very courteous and the level of care received by Dr Anoup Nandra was exceptional. He addressed her needs with... read more - 8/10/2018

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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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    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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    Keith Dipple

    Highly professional yet with a great balance of a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere. My first treatment here was smooth and with outstanding results. Highly recommended. - 9/10/2019

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    Roop Dulai

    Great practice with very professional staff. Dr Nandra and his team always put my family at ease about trips to the dentist and even my 2 under 5 now enjoy their visits which is a result given they wouldn’t even go into the room on their first trip! Could not... read more - 7/23/2019

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    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

    William Powers Avatar
    William Powers

    I have been a patient of Dr Nandra for many years.
    Over this time the standard of care that I have received has always been truly outstanding.
    Other members of staff I have encountered, both reception and nursing have been friendly, very helpful and totally professional.
    - 1/23/2019

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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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    Jasbir Reehal

    I have been a patient for many years and would not go anywhere else, despite living some distance away. I recently visited the practice for a routine check up and, as always, all the staff are extremely professional, friendly and provide the utmost care possible. The team absolutely went out... read more - 7/24/2019

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    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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    Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate the pain. I then had a few more treatments too.
    I had some concerns with one treatment but Anoup has gone above and beyond to ensure that this was rectified. I...
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    - 12/11/2018

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    Simran Bhogal

    This practice has a very professional and relaxed feel about it. The treatment is carefully planned and executed. Overall very happy with the service provided. Would definitely recommend to others. - 8/13/2018

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    Bally D Chahal

    Really friendly atmosphere made me feel so welcome - 7/07/2017

  • Amarjit Dhillon Avatar
    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

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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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    Anna Randulff

    I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra was brilliant, it was all done in just a few minutes and I didn't feel a thing. Being in severe pain they managed to book me in for an appointment... read more - 1/25/2019