Fear of the dentist is a very common condition, and nothing to be ashamed of. At Harley Street Dental Clinic our whole team is committed to providing pain-free dentistry. We empathise with nervous patients, and have a variety of techniques that can help you to get the dental treatment you need – and the smile you deserve.
Approximately one adult in every six in the UK is afraid of the dentist. That fear can range from a mild anxiety to a crippling phobia, and it has a wide range of causes. Some people cite a bad experience during childhood as a reason for their fear, while others are triggered by specific sounds, sights, or smells. Others still do not know the exact cause of their fear.
Here at Harley Street Dental Clinic, we do not think that in the 21st Century fear of the dentist should be a barrier to getting treatment. We work with you to help you overcome your fear and to receive the treatment you need.
Our Harley Street practice is designed to be relaxing, and our team of specialists will take the time to talk through your fears and concerns away from the dentist’s chair. They will explain any required treatment and analgesia options in depth, and will provide you with hand signals so that you can let us know if you need a break during treatment.
We offer in-chair entertainment so that you can watch a film or listen to music during treatment, and also have an in-house hypnotist in our Harley Street clinic.
Some patients benefit from treatment under sedation. You can have treatment using inhalation sedation (gas and air) or intravenous sedation. Harley Street Dental Clinic has a fully qualified anaesthetist and full recovery facilities, and you will be closely monitored at all times during treatment.