Dental Phobia or Dental Anxiety
Lots and lots of patients suffer from a fear of the dentist. If you have a dental phobia or dental anxiety, do not worry, you are not alone.
If you are nervous about dental treatments then please do tell us. We understand that people are reluctant to visit dentists either out of a fear of pain or needles or just general dental anxiety. Some people are so scared to go to the dentist that they avoid at all costs but this only leads to future dental problems.
At Rock House Dental Practice, our team is sympathetic to these feelings and will 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. 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. We will take time 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. Our dentists are sympathetic so please ask our dentists about ways in which we can help.
As around, get recommendations from your friends and colleagues. Word of mouth recommendations are valuable when choosing the right dentist. Take a look at our testimonials page, and you can see what other patients have said about us. If you search the internet, you will find lots of reviews written about Rock House Dental practice to let you know what you can expect.
A calming atmosphere
You will find our practice quiet and calming, our team friendly and caring. We can offer you a choice of music in the surgery to help take your mind off the treatment. 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. 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. You are always in charge of your treatment.
Dental injections are a huge reason for dental phobia. At Rock House Dental Practice, we offer pain-free injections using two fantastic tools - 'The Wand' and 'Vibraject'. Check out our Painless Injections page to find out more!
Dental sedation involves either an injection in the arm or hand. A very popular treatment which helps overcome your fear of the dentist by making you feel relaxed and less aware of the treatment. Click on the link to our conscious sedation page to find out more.
How does relaxation work?
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, so learning relaxation helps control our anxiety and overcome your dental phobia.
Watch the video below where Natalie provides you with a tour of the practice.