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...

  • Suki Virdi Avatar
    Suki Virdi

    I came to the practice a couple of weeks ago for the first time. The staff were very professional and welcoming and made the whole experience comfortable. All staff took their time to answer my questions and made me feel at ease. Will definitely go back. - 7/26/2019

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Jennie Jones

    I am a new patient at this Dentist and I am so impressed with the professionalism I have experienced. I was made to feel very relaxed and there was no pressure to decide what I wanted doing to my gapped teeth. The hygienist was very helpful and friendly and it... read more - 4/18/2018

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    Ammo LG

    A great and friendly service.
    Really impressed with everything about Rock Dental.
    Keep up the good work. Would highly recommend to anyone
    - 4/03/2017

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jennie Tovey

    01.12.2017 - Another trip to Rock Dental for myself, my husband and 2 year old boy. Practice looks lovely and very Christmassy! Everyone was lovely and friendly and we always really look forward to our dental appointments and Guri even made a Chicken Balloon from a rubber glove for my... read more - 8/17/2016

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    Jubilee Automotive Group

    This is the preferred practice for both myself and my staff, the team at Rock House all have one thing in common, time for you. The treatment is always conducted with great care and explained in detail, a relaxed and professional atmosphere combined with a gentle air of good... read more - 5/15/2019

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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