Dental phobia

If you feel anxious about having dental treatment, rest assured you’re not alone. It’s very common to be worried about going to the dentist, or even to experience dental phobia. At Portway Dental Care we believe you deserve the best dental care possible. Our team are trained to alleviate any fears, making sure you feel calm and in control during every single visit.  

We know that your dental health is intrinsically linked to your overall health, and that visiting the dentist as an emergency can be especially nerve-wracking. We recommend regular examinations to keep your visits stress-free and to deal with any issues before they become a problem.

A fresh start

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 area, 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. We 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 consultation or for further treatment.    

Helpful techniques

There are a number of ways to alleviate your dental anxieties, some of which you can put into practice before you 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 today.

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