Our aim at Hermitage Dental Practice is to change people's perceptions about going to the dentist and make it a more exciting, more enjoyable experience. We want all patients to benefit from the most up to date treatments available, delivered by the best clinicians and support staff so that they have a smile (and a dentist) that they are proud of.
If you are a nervous patient or have phobias related to dental treatment, it's important to communicate this with your dentist or dental hygienist. Our team can work with you to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your appointments.
Here are some tips that may help:
Talk to our treatment co-ordinator and dentist about your fears and concerns. They can explain the treatment process to you and answer any questions you may have, which can help alleviate some of your anxiety.
Consider bringing a friend or family member to your appointment for support.
Try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualisation, or listening to calming music before and during your appointment.
Remember that taking care of your oral health is important, and there are ways to make dental treatment more comfortable and less stressful. By communicating your fears and concerns with your dentist and taking steps to manage your anxiety, you can feel more confident about your dental care.