We know how annoying it is when someone who doesn’t understand a fear or anxiety tells you to just ‘relax’ and think of something else, but here at Gaskell Avenue Dental we can offer you exactly that.

With our vast knowledge and years of experience working in dentistry, treating hundreds of patients of all ages, we know precisely what it is like to have an overwhelming fear of the dentist. We also believe that a visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable experience for everyone, which is why we work closely with all patients who suffer from dental phobia, whether that is mild anxiety or extreme fear (and everything in between).

Every member of our staff, including our lovely reception team, can help with methods of managing your anxiety, all you need to do is tell us about your concerns. From here we will help to find a quiet appointment time that suits you, when you won’t feel stressed by other pressures of the day.

We can also offer the option to come and have a look around the practice before you book an appointment, to help gain some familiarity and avoid the sense of the unknown. This can be highly beneficial for many nervous patients, especially knowing that they can ask questions.

We also have lots of techniques to help patients during appointments, too, such as numbing creams and local anaesthetic, and also inhalation sedation. This can be extremely beneficial for those who are especially nervous, and can really make the difference between hating and loving coming to the dentist. Dental inhalation sedation is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen (gas and air) and is all about helping you to feel pleasant and relaxed. As you breathe in the sedation, the dental team will talk to you and guide you to a relaxed state. While you will be conscious the whole time, you won’t feel any discomfort, anxiety or nervousness.

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist and are ready to work with a gentle, caring team who will help you overcome your fears, get in touch with us today. We’re ready to help you on your journey to enjoying your visits to the dentist!

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