Dental phobia takes many forms. Some people are afraid of particular procedures, including injections or the drill, and others are terrified simply by being in the dentist’s surgery. Their anxieties may have prevented them from receiving treatment for many years. Others may have been unable to afford treatment at some time in their lives and have let their teeth get into a poor state of repair until they are too embarrassed to visit the dentist and get the help they really need. The Dental Suite is a friendly and experienced dental practice who welcome everyone. They do not judge the condition of your teeth or remonstrate with you for not seeing the dentist but help you overcome your phobias in a relaxing atmosphere before beginning treatment.
As Kiren, one of the dentist’s at the Dental Suite, says, “A common reason patients don’t attend is because they worry about being ‘told off’ or humiliated by the dentist.” Patients who haven’t visited a dentist for a long time are often aware there are issues with their oral health. These issues may be gum inflammation, loose teeth, cavities, and bad breath and this may make you feel conscious of being around friends and family.
You may imagine it will be far more embarrassing when you are around someone in the dental profession. Fear not. Whereas we understand your concern, your dentist is the one person who you visit to relax and overcome the problem.
Not only do we see many people in your situation every day but we have the skill and technology to help you overcome the tension you feel and treat your teeth painlessly to restore you to good health. Some of our patients had not visited a dentist for up to twenty years before they came to see us and all found the experience calm and reassuring.
At your first appointment, we will welcome you and make you feel comfortable before we take a history of your concerns and phobias. We will examine your teeth, your gums and your smile. We may need to take X-rays to gain more information about your dental condition. We use high-quality digital photography to take very high-resolution images so we can see and discuss any issues with you before deciding on the best treatment. Many patients find this encouraging when we refer to these images after restoring their smile.
Whatever the reason you haven’t been to the dentist, rest assured we will not be criticizing or belittling you. We look forward to helping you overcome your fears and giving you a confident, healthy smile.
To make an appointment, please contact The Dental Suite for your free consultation.