The most difficult step for the majority of nervous patients is often picking up the phone and booking that first appointment. Finding a caring gentle dentist that is right for you can be challenging in itself, let alone taking the plunge and booking an appointment.
At The Dental Practice we have a huge patient base of nervous patients who come from as far afield as Europe and Ireland and as close as across the road, all because we take the time to listen to your fears and concerns and then discuss and decide how we are going to go about treating you in a way that will be comfortable and with as little stress as possible to you.
Let us know beforehand that you are apprehensive about visiting. You can do this when calling, by writing to us or sending us an email. We will then make sure that the time allocated to your appointment is of such a sort that you will not feel rushed, allowing for ample time for you to relay any fears or concerns.
Your first appointment will start with a chat away from the chair. We can only alleviate your fears if we know about them. Be sure to inform us of the most minor of concerns even if you think they may be irrational or “stupid”. Put it in writing if you feel you cannot do this verbally or are afraid you might forget something.
Bring a friend or relative if you so wish to join you. They are welcome to come into surgery if you wish or relax with a magazine in reception if you prefer to chat with us alone.
It’s important that you don’t feel pushed further or faster than you can cope with and therefore you are in full control of the pace of your appointment. Just signal with a raised hand, for instance, and we’ll stop at once and take a break.
We aim to provide a relaxed, happy and friendly atmosphere, where gentle dentists will aim to make you feel completely comfortable. All our dentists are specifically part of this practice because they are caring, personable and approachable people who treat patients and staff with respect and honesty.
Call into the practice to come and meet us before you book or send a friend if you don’t feel up to it. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have at the time.
We offer treatment under sedation for patients who wish to make use of this. We only use caring and extremely well qualified Sedationists to administer the sedation and therefore you know that you are in very caring safe hands.
Give yourself a pat on the back for you have already taken a huge step forward: investigating the options. Very soon you will have done something incredible: attended, assured and proud of yourself for doing so!
We are right here if you need us.