Monday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturdays by appointment only.
Being afraid to go to the dentist will mean different things to different people. The first step to overcoming this fear is understanding what it is that worries you the most. It could be a variety of things, from the sounds and smells bringing back memories of bad experiences, or the fear of having a treatment that will hurt. Some people are fearful of the dentist as they don’t like people in their personal space, and some are scared because they feel embarrassed about not going to the dentist for a long time.
The good news is that the majority of dentists understand their patients’ worries fears. Here at Dental Solutions we are expertly trained in comforting nervous patients. We realise that a little kindness and understanding can go a long way. We want to make dental treatments a normal part of your life.
Here are a few things that will help ease your mind about visiting the dentist by helping you understand what your fears are and where they stem from.
When was the last time you went to the Dentist?
If you haven’t been to the dentist for a long time due to your fears, you may be pleasantly surprised when you next go. Dental techniques have advanced massively over the last few years, so much so that present dental treatments can now be entirely painless.
If you still you feel a little anxious at the thought of going to the dentist, you should remember that the overall attitude to fearing visits to the dentist have changed, and your experience is likely to be a lot more comfortable now compared to the last time you attended. Attitudes have shifted and your dentist will make more of an effort to make you feel comfortable. Dental and safety practises will be a lot better, and the equipment will be more up to date and specialist.
Have you told your dentist that you are afraid?
Often the first fear to deal with is the fear of telling other people that you are afraid! If you chat it with your family, friends or colleagues you’re likely to discover someone else who has similar troubles. You will probably find that simply talking about your worries or fears can help to ease them.
We want to make you feel as comfortable, happy and calm as possible. We have a number of additional services that will help to put you completely at ease during your visit.
We have a dedicated Patient Experience Manager who is here to answer any requests or concerns you may have and to make sure that your appointments run smoothly. You can have an initial discussion with our Patient Experience Manager prior to meeting the dentist so that you know everything you need to know before your treatment.
We also offer you a completely free consultation prior to any treatment. Here you have the opportunity to meet Gavin and the team in a calm and tranquil environment. We understand that meeting your dentist while sitting in the dentist chair can be a scary experience, so Gavin will meet with you in a place that will put you at ease such as the waiting room. If you want to build up to your dentist visit, we also encourage our patients to book a visit with one of our dental hygienists.
To help make the whole experience as normal, and relaxed as possible we have television screens on the ceilings of our surgeries so you can watch TV or listen to your own music to help take your mind off the procedure. We also have a selection of the latest magazines in our waiting rooms, along with fresh fruit and water.
All of these things help to calm your fears and make your trip to the dentist as calm as it can be. You will find that as soon as you have taken the first step and called up the dentist, many of your fears will subside. Once you have met the friendly team here at Dental Solutions, you will feel instantly at ease.