Nervous of dentists? We can help.

19th March 2018 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

Many people are nervous of dentists, and at SpaDental we believe it’s our job to reassure you that you’re in safe hands.

All of us at the Plymouth practice would like to thank Hayley for stepping out in front of our video cam to talk a bit about what’s it’s like to be nervous of dentists, and how she feels after a visit to her dentist.

Nervous of dentists? Our dental surgeon Lucy Smith helps nervous patients. A vote of confidence from Hayley

Hayley says: “I was recommended to SpaDental by a friend because I’d explained I was really, really terrified of going to the dentist and I hadn’t been for four years. I was really concerned about my dental health, to the extent it bothered me every day.”

Hailey looked at the website for SpaDental in Plymouth, and arranged an appointment with dental surgeon Lucy Smith. Lucy’s focus of professional interest is helping patients who are nervous of dentists.

“I am extremely scared, untrusting, nervous of dentists.”

Hayley’s words resonate with many would-be patients. People who have not been to the dentist, like Hayley, for four years, or a lot longer. People who are nervous of dentists.

Although dentistry has changed, it has not totally shed its image. As dentists, we believe in helping our patients understand oral health to prevent painful tooth problems and invasive treatments. But some people still harbour a genuine and deeply rooted fear of dental treatment. Our job is to help people to overcome their nervousness. Hayley explains in her video how her dentist helped during her last visit. She felt she had a voice, that she could communicate and let her dentist know if she needed a break. But she didn’t. Her dentist was reassuring and delivered as promised.

Hayley says her treatment was a “wonderful experience!”

And what higher praise can you get for a dentist than that?!

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