We understand that some of our patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. We will do all we can to make your appointments as pleasant as possible for you. If you are particularly nervous, please mention this to the receptionist, the dental nurse or the dentist.
We believe a little patience and understanding from the dentist can go a long way towards helping nervous patients feel more confident and relaxed.
We can even prescribe oral sedation for patients, if suitable, prior to treatments.
It may be that you would benefit from a fuller understanding of the procedures or you may prefer to know the bare minimum. We can talk – or be quiet! It is up to you to tell us how we can help you overcome your anxiety best.
We’re happy to spend the time to introduce you to dentistry. These days there’s no reason for it to hurt! The ultimate goal is to limit treatment as much as possible so prevention has an important role.
Photograph courtesy of Philip Black, Photographer
Thank you so much for all your care and attention to my family and I. It really is most appreciated- Mrs W
Thank you to you and your colleague for your kindness and patience with Imogen and her ‘stubborn tooth’ extraction ... you both couldn’t have been kinder or more patient, with us all- Imogen’s Mum
... the relief of having the pain managed by such a great team made it so much easier- Mrs B
Thanks to you (and your lovely staff) for all the wonderful support and service you give us. We sing your praises to all our friends. The professional, caring and rapid way you try to help is sadly rare. We are very, very lucky- Mrs Y
I cannot thank you enough ...- Mrs H
Thank you for my lovely two front teeth!- Ms J
Just to say a very big thank you for your kindness to me this morning.- Ms C
Thank you for showing such interest in the toothbrush that my daughter insisted on bringing into the surgery today! It is taking the time over such simple things that can really make a difference. I am so glad that she is growing up with none of the fears I had about visiting the dentist!- J’s Mum
Karen is an excellent dentist and a great people person... I can’t fault her gentle and speedy approach to fillings!” Patient Survey response- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
As a patient I feel very relaxed and not at all nervous. Treatment and costs are explained fully and nothing is forced upon you. Best dental practice I have ever been to!- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
… very lucky to have found him!- Mrs C
He took his time to explain all my options … together we made a decision and the results are above and beyond my expectations. My smile is back to stay.- Anonymous
Very friendly and professional- Anonymous