Anxious or nervous about the dentist? Our Burton dental practice can help
Many of our patients tell us that they have had bad experiences with dentists.
We have great success in helping patients overcome fears associated with dentists.
We will listen to your concerns so please discuss any anxieties.
If you feel uncomfortable during treatment then we will show you how to signal to stop, so you will always be in control and treatment will be carried out at your pace.
Injections can be made more bearable by uses of a surface anaesthetic gel.
We know it can be hard to pluck up courage to come to the dentist (especially if you have not been for a while).
When you come to our practice you will always get a sympathetic and friendly welcome.
Nervous Dental Patient's Testimonials
Please accept my very sincere thanks in respect of the recent treatment received. Having not visited a dentist for over 25 years through fear and literally embarrassment I can not say how pleased I am to have visited Alexandra Dental Care. Both your self and all members of your team have been fantastic and very caring, and it didn’t hurt a bit!!
Thanks once again. P
I hadn’t been to a dentist for about 30 years due to a few bad experiences, my teeth were in an appalling state and I had constant tooth ache. However about three years ago my wife saw an advert in the local paper for an open day at Alexandra Dental Care and she persuaded me to go along. I met Mr Yogi Savania who assured me I would suffer no pain in any of the treatment. I had about twelve appointments to treat my teeth and suffered no pain what so ever. I now have a set of good healthy teeth and attend for regular six monthly checks.
I came in this morning to have a tooth extracted and was extremely anxious due to several bad experiences in the past with dentists and due to the fact that this was only my second visit with you. I was all the more anxious about this particular treatment as the treatment concerned the same tooth that I had previously had root canal treatment on. I just wanted to write to you to say thank you so much for the caring, gentle and patient approach that both you and your nurse adopted through my treatment. It really made an enormous difference and I am sure that such an approach over the long term will ensure that I become less anxious as time goes on as I get to know you and to trust you.
There were certain things I particularly appreciated, such as the fact that you explained each step so that I knew what was coming and you also told me how long each step would take. As a nervous patient, treatment is far more bearable if you know exactly what is going on and how long each step is going to take. You also listened to me and paused treatment when I raised my hand to ask you.
This is the first time ever that I have been allowed to control the pace of my treatment, and I can’t tell you what a difference it made. I was also unaware that I was holding my breath until you told me not to, and this was one of several helpful tips you gave me. I am aware that my treatment may well have taken longer than you had perhaps allotted for, as you may have had to go more slowly than you would have done with another patient having the same treatment. If this is the case, I apologise for this, but do appreciate that you did not rush.
With many thanks T P
I became a patient of Alexandra Dental Care three years ago on the recommendation of my wife and daughter. After an initial examination, Mr Savania (Yogi) explained what was required to restore good dental health. A range of treatment was prescribed, and this was carried out over a number of months to suit my working arrangements.
Initially nervous, I had not received any dental treatment for some time. Yogi made me feel at ease at every subsequent visit and eventually any anxiety diminished. Eventually I lost all my anxiety and when Yogi suggested more complex treatment I had absolute confidence in him that the results would be very good. The treatment was never hurried, and at all stages the process was carefully explained.
My treatment has always been and continues to be the highest standards. My oral health is vastly improved, and this has resulted in a feeling of well-being and social confidence. I am very pleased that I joined the practice when I did.
Mr P K
I am writing to say what a difference I found between your practice and the practice that I had previously been attending. Having been so terrified of dentists since a child I had not had anything done to my teeth for about 40 years. After plucking up the courage to see the previous dentist at my old practice, they were so lacking in understanding that my fear increased and I vowed I would wait till my teeth all dropped our before I saw a dentist again.
My trip to your practice changed al that. Whilst I wouldn’t say the fear has gone completely, you and the staff have been an absolute godsend in helping me cope with it. I finally feel able to attend regular checks after 40 years of pure panic at the thought. Many, many thanks.
I am dropping a note to say thanks for all the work you have done for me, I am aware that I am not the easiest of patients. Your patience and explanations whilst work is underway was very much appreciated. The bridge work is really outstanding, here’s hoping I need nothing more than routine checks for some time.
Mr D R