Dental phobia

We appreciate that many patients feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. Every member of our team here at Stradbrook Dental Clinic is understanding and compassionate towards our patients, and will do their best to help you feel calm and relaxed during your visit. For patients who need an extra helping hand to get them through appointments, we offer sedation therapy. We also have minimal invasive treatment and a comprehensive preventative programmes. We can use air abrasion to avoid injections and drills in many cases. 

A fresh start

At Stradbrook Dental Clinic in Tonbridge, Kent, 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, will help you feel relaxed.

Talk it through

When it comes to fears and phobias, we understand the power of open communication. Your local Tonbridge 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.

Helpful techniques

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.

More support

Help is at hand for dental anxiety and phobia.

The Portman online resource centre provides a range of helpful independent sites:

To find out about how we can improve your next visit to the dentist, speak to one of our friendly team in Tonbridge, Kent, today.

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