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Fear of the dentist

Are you a Nervous Dental patient?

Do you feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Do you get yourself worked into a tizz before you’ve even picked up the phone to book the appointment? Does a family member struggle with the thought of getting their oral health checked over?

If so, you’re not alone.

According to research carried out by National Smile Month (May 18– June 18), a whopping 1 in 7 adults are fearful about visiting the dentist. And as a practice that cares about preventative dental care, we’d like to see that changed (to 0 in 7!

Nervous Patient - Julie's Journey

Being nervous about visiting the dentist is common; it’s a fear that’s right up there with spiders, birds and flying – and for lots of people, is understandable. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should just sit back and accept an uncomfortable mouth, a feeling of panic or an overwhelming sense of worry.

A patient of ours, Julie, had those fears just 4 weeks ago.

Her formative years were spent in and out of hospital undergoing reconstructive surgery – in fact, her first surgery was at 6 weeks old.