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Dental Phobia: How to Overcome Anxiety

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A fear of the dentist is common and can affect people of all ages. The condition can however mean different things to different people. It could be caused by:


  • The prospect of undergoing treatment that might hurt.
  • Memories of a bad childhood experience.
  • Fear of injections or that they won’t work.
  • Feelings of helplessness when sat in the dental chair.
  • Being self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth.

We can help you!

At Jiva Dental we enjoy helping nervous patients get the dental treatment they deserve and will do everything we can to help you. We have many years of experience helping patients overcome their anxiety and will always work with you to find the best solution.

Here are some ways we can help you overcome your anxiety:

  • Using pain-free treatments and numbing injections.
  • Being caring, gentle and sympathetic to each patient’s needs.
  • Taking the time to explain the procedures and costs, without the jargon.
  • Giving you the option to play your favourite music from our library to help you relax.
  • Providing anti-anxiety medication prior to treatment if required.
  • Using relaxing sedation to put you to ‘sleep’ during treatment, after which you’ll wake up feeling fine.

We understand that each patient is different. That is why communication is key to us helping you get the treatment you deserve. Please tell us how we can help you, and we will be happy to do all we can.

Dental Phobia Certified

You will also be happy to know that our principal dentist, Dr Bob Bhamra, is Dental Phobia Certified. This means that he provides dedicated treatment for dental phobics and has to meet a minimum criteria to continue being certified. Find out more here.

If you have a fear of the dentist and would like to know more about how we can help you, visit our nervous patients page or contact us today to book in time for a talk. You can also call us on 020 8546 0011 to speak directly with our caring staff.

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Last Updated: 16th April 2024 - 8:06 am

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