Is there anything that can help me with my fear of the dentist?
Yes. Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they will not go for dental treatment. They can overcome their fears with relaxation techniques. Our dentists are sympathetic about these feelings, and you can ask our dentists about these ways to help.
How does relaxation work?
When we are faced with a challenge or something we’re afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances, which raise our anxiety. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning to relax. It’s not possible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, so learning relaxation helps control our anxiety.
About James Bennett
BDS Lpool 2001
GDC No. 80185
"Most patients I see are nervous, self-conscious of their teeth and think that nothing can be done. They're always surprised at the options available and how we can help them. Sometimes very little treatment can make such a dramatic change. The most satisfying part of the job is not only seeing the difference in a person’s teeth, but the difference in the person; more confident, smiling and not worrying about coming to the dentist."
If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, you may be considering cosmetic dental treatment to improve the look of your teeth. There are a wide range of cosmetic treatments available at our practice, with something to suit every patient's needs and budget.