thaxted-dunmow-dentalIf you are very anxious about treatment in general or about a specific procedure, make sure you tell your dentist. If your dentist knows how you’re feeling, they can make a special effort to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Your dentist will talk you through your appointment or procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you’re unsure about anything, don’t be afraid to ask us to demonstrate things.

We also have information sheets about treatments, so that you have an idea of the procedure before you start, and both Dentists and Nurses will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to book a treatment planning discussion appointment before your treatment starts, please ask at reception and we’ll be happy to arrange it for you.

Bring your mobile phone or iPod or a CD with you, so you can listen to your own music during your appointment or procedure. It may help to distract you.  We have a set of comfy headphones that you are most welcome to use; they will help to block out extra noises.

Many people are nervous about injections, but our Wand system uses an extra-fine needle with super gentle pressure, meaning that injections are more comfortable than they have ever been; some people don’t even realise they are having an injection!