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01952 46011911 Market Place, Shifnal TF11 9AU


Are you scared of the dentist?

A fear of the dentist is a common occurrence; many people suffer from dental anxiety and often put off visiting a dentist for this very reason. If you are one of the many people who are scared of the dentist then there are many ways to try to ease your anxiety.

There are many reasons why you many have a fear of the dentist. It could simply be the thought of treatment, or it could be related to a negative experience you have had in the past. The good news is that more and more dentists understand their patients’ fears. Simply choosing a good dentist can ease the anxiety many patients feel.

An understanding, patient and kind dental team can reassure you that treatment need not be a traumatic experience. Technological advances have improved dentistry over the past few years. The dental wand is great for anyone with a needle phobia. A numbing gel can also be used to numb your gums before an injection, which means that you will not feel the needle.

Tips to ease your fear of the dentist

–       Find an understanding dentist. Here at Shifnal Dental Care we pride ourselves on being sympathetic to patients who suffer with dental anxiety and will work with you to ease your fears

–       Meet the team before any treatment. Visiting the surgery to have a look around and meeting team can often put your mind at rest that it is not such a scary place after all.

–       Don’t Worry. The first appointment will simply be an oral health assessment, so please don’t worry. You will not be launched into having a filling, the drill or a needle. Ask any questions you have and let them know that you are scared of the dentist, this way they will be aware of your anxiety.

If you have a fear of the dentist then come and see our friendly treatment co-ordinator Katherine. She is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly team member and can talk you through all the options available. While having a coffee and a chat she will show you results that we have achieved for patients in a similar situation to yourself. Call 01952 460119 to book your appointment today.

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