If you're nervous about visiting the dentist in Berkshire, please be assured you will receive sympathetic and understanding care from our experienced and friendly team. Your wellbeing is very important to us and we will strive to make your visits to the practice as stress-free as possible.
For those who are particularly nervous about needles we offer The Wand – a revolutionary, pain-free anaesthic system.
Visiting the dentist can be a distressing experience for many people. Dentally related phobias are very common, with many originating from bad childhood experiences (though there are also cases that have no apparent explanation). The most important thing is that you don’t allow anxiety stand in the way of getting the treatment you need.
At Eledent Smiles, we’re with you every step of the way. Our experienced team will be more than happy to discuss any particular fears you may have. The more you are able to communicate your concerns, the more they will be able to help.
The practice is well-equipped with the latest technology to help make treatment as comfortable as possible. This includes The Wand, our advanced anaesthetic system that means you don’t have to face any needles during your appointments.
The most likely result of not going to the dentist is that your condition will deteriorate, which could well lead to more significant treatment being required. Fear of the unknown is almost always worse than the actual reality involved. Your dentist will talk through any treatment with you beforehand and address any concerns you may have.
As well as the care and support you will receive at the practice, there are also practical steps that nervous patients can take to make the experience less daunting. Morning appointments can be a good idea, as there is less time beforehand to think about it. A ‘dry run’ journey to the practice (without actually going in) can familiarise patients with the route and give them one less thing to worry about on the day.
Yes. It can be reassuring to have someone else with you if you are anxious about a trip to the dentist. We are more than happy for you to bring a friend or relative along for support.
A fear of needles is a vey common dental phobia. The Wand is a real breakthrough in treating anxious patients as it allows us to effectively numb the areas around where treatment is required without the need for an injection. As well as avoiding the fear and discomfort of using a needle, The Wand is also more accurate and the affects don’t take as long to wear off afterwards - meaning that awkward drooling after an appointment is a thing of the past!