Many people have fears about visiting the dentist. This is commonly linked to previous bad experiences, particularly in childhood, though there are also many cases where there is no obvious explanation. At Stoke Lane Dentistry we are completely understanding of this and our friendly team will endeavour to make your visit as stress-free as possible.
Why you can feel reassured at Stoke Lane Dentistry
Dental phobias are very common and can make a visit to the dentist a daunting and unsettling experience for many people. It is, however, very important that any apprehension you may have doesn’t prevent you from receiving the dental treatment you need.
We care greatly about your wellbeing and experience at the practice. Our team are highly experienced and will be happy to talk through any specific concerns you may have. The more open you are about your fears the more they will be able to help you.
There are some practical steps anxious patients can take to help make the experience easier to negotiate. ‘Dry run’ visits can help patients familiarise themselves with the journey to the practice without actually going in, giving them one less thing to worry about on the day of an appointment. Morning appointments are also advisable, so there is less time beforehand to think about it.
Avoiding going to the dentist is likely to result in your condition deteriorating and requiring more significant treatment. The fear of the unknown is almost always worse than the reality. Your initial appointment need only be for an examination and your dentist will be able to talk you through any proposed treatment, hopefully allaying some of your fears in the process.
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The first step is to call us and we can talk you through the options and how we can help you. Letting us know of your concerns before you come in for an appointment allows us to prepare for your visit accordingly.