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...

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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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    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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    Bally D Chahal

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

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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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    Ricky Nandra

    Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to put you at ease! Thank you & keep up the hard work!!! 🙂 - 7/19/2019

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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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    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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    Cesari Airlines

    positive review  I am needle phobic. The last time I saw a dentist was when God was a boy. I was seen by Kiran and Gemma.
    I love both of them as I had the dental wand for a filling. It then turned into a tooth extraction. The best £257 quid I...
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    - 9/26/2019

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    Angela Facer

    Thank you so much for today. I was so nervous and you really calmed me down and I’m so grateful that you fixed my tooth temporarily. I have registered with your clinic and, while I can’t say I’m looking forward to visiting you again, I do at least trust that... read more - 4/23/2019

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    Catherine Watkins

    positive review  Had to have an emergency appointment, followed up with an extraction. They were really accommodating and sympathetic, I got treatment really promptly. Even the procedure was ok because they paid great attention to pain relief . - 12/18/2020

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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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    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

  • PAUL REEL Avatar
    PAUL REEL

    I've been a patient here for 15 years and it's got better and better. Fantastic service from start to finish. I've recently had 4 implants and would recommend highly. - 7/27/2019

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    David G Bettison

    I may have been one of Dr Anoup Nandra's more challenging patients,requiring some intricate treatment , having lost my teeth after years of having crowns caps
    fillings etc from a previous dentist I must say! It came the time I needed to bite the bullet, no pun intended ! to have...
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    - 12/08/2017

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    Martin Crossley

    Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time' discussion about the Xray results - shown on a screen in the surgery a few minutes after they were taken. Can't get much better than that for patient care. - 2/01/2019

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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

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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

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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