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Nervous Patients

Being nervous or anxious about visiting your dentist is a very common experience, so at Bank Cottage Dental Practice, we strive to ensure you enjoy a calm and positive experience when you book in to see us.

While some trepidation about upcoming treatment is understandable, dental phobia or related anxiety can lead to patients neglecting their oral health completely or can prevent them from accessing treatment.

We want to help nervous patients and will do our utmost to make your experience a positive one. Our team have a calm and friendly approach to help you feel at ease and to ensure you have access to all the necessary information ahead of any appointment or treatment.

Please make us aware of any apprehension you feel, and we can discuss what steps we can take to make you feel comfortable and safe. Bringing a family member or a friend is encouraged if you feel this will help you.

Additional steps we can take include:

  • We can arrange early morning appointments so that you don’t have to spend the whole day worrying about your visit
  • Before you start treatment, we can agree upon a hand gesture or signal that you can make if you need us to stop
  • We can start by simply checking your teeth and then move on to treatments such as cleaning or applying a filling when you are comfortable to do so.
  • You might benefit from listening to music through headphones during the treatment if you feel this will relax you

If you are feeling anxious about seeing us, please click here or call 01454 412053 for more information about how we can help you.

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