Nervous Visiting The Dentist? We’ve Got You Covered

Young lady sitting in a dentist chair clutching her cheek in pain.

Whether it’s the dentist or the doctor, for most of us it’s not our favourite place to visit. If the mere thought of visiting your dentist has you feeling scared and shaky, then you are not alone! Dental anxiety is very common and is something we hear from our patients regularly.

In this article, we’ll delve into the reasons why you might feel nervous at the dentist and what you can do to help your nerves, and how we at Robinson’s Dental Practice can help too.

So, Why Do You Get Anxious About The Dentist?

Dental anxiety can stem from a few factors, including:

Fear of pain: We can’t blame you for this! Some procedures can be a little uncomfortable, and you may be going into the unknown. But, we have a team of expert dentists who ensure our dental techniques minimise your discomfort.

Past experiences: Previous appointments or even negative experiences from childhood can influence how you feel about visiting the dentist. We strive to ensure our dental practice is friendly, inviting, and a positive environment for when you visit.

Feeling embarrassed: You may feel nervous about your dentist looking inside your mouth or worried about how your teeth look. Our dentists are dedicated to helping you to achieve a healthy and happy smile, making sure you feel comfortable every step of the way of your treatment process.

A young woman looking at the camera hiding her mouth with her hands.

Conquering Your Dental Fears

At Robinson’s Dental Practice, we’re not just about teeth. We’re about comfort, high standards of care, and helping you to maintain a healthy and happy smile.

So when it comes to conquering your nerves about visiting the dentist, we’ve got you covered.

  • Talk to your dentist: Speak to us about your dental anxiety. We’ll always listen and address any concerns you have openly and honestly.
  • Transparency is key: Our dental team ensure to explain your treatment step-by-step, so you are clear on exactly the treatment you are receiving and to avoid any surprises.
  • Let’s work together: By talking to us about your dental anxiety, we can understand when you may need to take a break during treatment.
  • A comforting environment: Our dental clinic rooms are equipped with televisions on the ceiling that play calming and distracting scenes, helping to create a relaxed and comforting environment.
  • Plan ahead: If you can be flexible, book your dental appointment at a quieter time of day or when you know will work best for you.

Remember, every time you visit the dentist is a big win. So make sure to celebrate each visit you make, and know that taking care of your oral health is an investment in your health and wellbeing.

You may feel alone with your nerves about the dentist, but know this isn’t the case and we hear this plenty from other patients. While taking care of your teeth is key for your health, we understand it’s not that simple. But, with understanding, self-compassion, and opening up to your dentist about your dental anxiety, you can start to overcome those nerves and maintain a healthy and happy smile.

We’re also here to help! Our team is dedicated to making sure your visit to us is comfortable and stress-free. Ready to take the first step? Then why not call us today to find out more about our dental treatments and schedule an appointment.

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