One of our dentists didn't go to a dentist for ten years due to his dental phobia but after seeing a dentist who treated him the way we treat all our clients he actually decided to become a dentist himself.
Be assured that you are far from alone and we have treated hundreds of people in your situation and they keep coming back! We recognise that dental phobia can be a real issue which affects your oral health over the long term. One visit to Pontcanna Dental Care and we promise you won’t look back. Before you even sit in the chair we discuss any anxieties you may have and take these on board when treating you – we want you to be in control.
Painless dentistry whilst listening to your favourite music and knowing you are the boss are some of the techniques we use. We also use The Wand for injections which can be painless and offers little or no numbness of the tongue, cheek or lip following treatment. Find out more information here. Early simple intervention can often prevent irreversible gum disease, painful dental abscesses or extensive dental treatment. Painless dentistry whilst listening to your favourite music, knowing you are the boss are some of the techniques we use. We also use The Wand for injections which can be painless and offers little or no numbness of the tongue, cheek or lip following treatment.
Pop in for a tea or coffee to meet our team and decide yourself!
Why are people phobic or fearful of the dentist?
One if four people are anxious about visiting the dentist, so dental phobia is not uncommon. There can be a number of reasons for this.
Here are some of the challenges we have helped our clients overcome:
• Painful or frightening experiences in the past.
• Dentists not listening to your concerns and what you want.
• Fear of invasiveness in your mouth.
• Being conscious of the current condition of your teeth and gums or even bad breath.
• Fear of the sound of a dental drill or the clinical smell of a practice.
• Fear of gagging.
• Guilt of not attending for long periods of time.