If you are a nervous patient about having dental treatment, rest assured you’re not alone. It’s very common to be worried about going to the dentist, or even to experience dental phobia. At Smiles Better Dental & Implant Clinic we believe you deserve the best dental care possible. Based in King's Lynn our team are trained to alleviate any the fear of our nervous patients, and make sure you feel calm and in control during every single visit.
We know that your dental health is intrinsically linked to your overall health, and that visiting the dentist as an emergency can be especially nerve-wracking. We recommend regular check ups to keep your visits stress-free, and to deal with any issues before they become a problem.
A fresh start
We ensure you have the best possible experience from the moment you step through the door. Our friendly team will put you at ease, and a comfortable reception, well supplied with magazines, complimentary refreshments and your choice of music, will help you feel relaxed.
Talk it through
When it comes to fears and phobias, we understand the power of open communication. Your local King's Lynn dentist will spend time discussing with you any anxieties or concerns ahead of your treatment, and will continue to make sure that you are well-informed and cared for. Our practitioners are not only experts in their fields, but are sensitive and responsive to dental phobias and general anxieties. We offer a wealth of experience and tried-and-tested techniques to help you feel comfortable at every step, whether you are visiting for a routine check up or for further treatment.
A modern solution
If you have a severe dental phobia, talk to us about how sedation might help. There are a variety of ways to administer sedation to ensure you’re calm and relaxed before treatment begins.
There are a number of ways to alleviate your dental anxieties, some of which you can put into practice before you even arrive.
Book a morning appointment, so you’re not worried about it all day.
Remember that your first appointment is only a consultation: you can talk everything through with us ahead of treatment.
Bring a friend with you to your appointment to help give you support.
Talk to family and friends about their positive experiences at the dentist.
Start slowly: ask us for a simple clean and polish to help you get used to dental procedures.
Help is at hand for dental anxiety and phobia.
The Portman online resource centre provides a range of helpful independent sites:
“I was terrified of dental treatment and my teeth were rubbish until I discovered Smiles Better and my dentist, Rebecca. All the staff are lovely, and very sympathetic... I'm so pleased to have found this practice & thoroughly recommend them."
What our patients say
"Very friendly and professional team, relaxing atmosphere if you are nervous patient like me and they have great coffee."
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