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Being afraid of the dentist or experiencing anxiety over dental procedures is a widespread phobia and often results in sufferers putting off routine check-ups or contacting a dental practice when an emergency arises. Why does this matter? If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist due to nervousness, you may be putting your smile at risk by not addressing potentially harmful issues such as gum disease, stubborn plaque, cavities etc.

Does this sound familiar? Rest assured, the friendly Sarum Dental team in Salisbury are on hand to help you overcome your fears. Keep reading to find out how.

Tackling your fear of the dentist with compassion and care

At our dental practice in Wiltshire, we practice a humanistic and holistic approach to dentistry. This means that your comfort is our greatest concern, and our team have undergone extensive training to provide specialised care for our more anxious patients.

For many nervous patients, their anxiety is created and aggravated through fear of the unknown. A dental phobic individual might be internally asking, “will I need extensive and painful dental treatment?”, “will I feel pain during this appointment?” and worrying about what will happen during their visit to their Sarum dentist.

Drawing on years of experience and expertise, our Salisbury dental team knows that ensuring our patients are aware of what to expect during their visit will help alleviate their fears. That’s why, whether you are a regular or new patient of ours, we treat all of our visitors with the same gentle and calming attitude whilst making sure they are well informed throughout their appointment.

Sedation dentistry in Salisbury

If you’re an anxious patient, our Wiltshire dental professionals can offer you advanced sedation techniques to help put you at ease during your appointment. Sedation is a safe aid commonly used by dentists to ensure a patient is relaxed and calm throughout more extensive procedures or for dental phobic patients who struggle with visiting their dentist. Unlike general anaesthetic, under sedation, you can still communicate with the dentist; however, you most likely will not remember any part of your treatment once the sedative has worn off.

If you’re an anxious patient and are nervous about visiting the dentist, we would love to show you around our practice and meet with our friendly team for a no-obligation chat about how we can help you to overcome your fears. If you’re ready to tackle your dental phobia, book a consultation by phoning reception on 01722 333324 or by booking online here.