As many as one in four people fear or dread the dentist. It is quite common for some to wait until they have severe dental pain before seeing their dentist. This can make anxiety levels much worse. The reasons of dental anxiety are different to different people. For instance, maybe it’s the thought that treatment will hurt. Or, the sounds and smells bring back bad memories from negative experiences as a child. Most dental fear is usually caused by past experiences and by the feeling of vulnerability and of not being in control.

How we handle dental anxiety at Visage Dental Spa

At Visage Dental Spa we encourage any nervous clients to talk to us and tell us how they are feeling. They tell us what they are concerned about and in nearly all cases we can put their mind at rest, because we are all very empathetic. Our entire team have been trained in how to handle nervous clients and we listen without judging and try our utmost to understand how they are feeling at all times.

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At Visage Dental Spa, we do our best to make your experience as pleasant as possible. In order to help you reduce and, in some cases, overcome your dental anxiety, our team are all caring, friendly and empathetic. Moreover, we always listen to you and always try to be on time. To make the experience as spa-like as possible, Visage Dental Spa always smells lovely and is clutter-free. In addition, our dentists use modern tools and techniques. Also, we know lots of distraction techniques – such as chatting, personal TV and music choice. We also offer frequent breaks, can STOP at any time and work at YOUR speed.

Is there anything that you can do to overcome dental anxiety?

There are quite a few things that you can to do overcome dental anxiety. For example, you can always share your fears with us and use your right hand to signal that you want us to stop ANYTIME during your appointment. Also, you can choose a low stress appointment time for you, make sure you allow enough time to arrive, so you are not rushing. Before the appointment, eat well and avoid caffeine and sugar. You can always bring a friend or a family member. During the visit, you can choose your favourite TV show or music to relax to. Make sure to focus on slow breathing, mindfulness and meditation.

Call us now for a friendly, informal and no obligation chat about how we can help you master your fear of dentistry on 01582 715800 or email us