Hygienist Appointments
01392 272408 2 Spicer Road, Exeter, EX1 1SX

Nervous Patients

Can I alleviate my fear of the dentist?


Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment altogether but today’s dentists are sympathetic and in recognising that some patients experience real anxiety, they have developed new techniques and approaches to help.

Modern dentistry is very customer focused and as such, a range of sedation and relaxation techniques have been developed to help anxious patients overcome their fears.

We ask our patients to let us know if they are feeling tense or nervous, we want to make your visits as pleasant as possible and will always take time to make sure you are comfortable and calm.

Some patients feel terrified coming to the dentist, but want to overcome their fears, we can recommend some alternative treatments such as Hypnotherapy or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) just ask one of our team for further information or advice.

Will I ever feel differently about visiting the dentist?

It is highly likely! As you get to know and trust your dentist, hygienist and other members of the dental team at your practice, your fears will dampen. In time you will come to see your regular visit to the dentist as just another part of your normal life.