At The Park Dental Clinic in Derby, we understand that many patients are nervous or phobic about visiting the dentist. In fact, fear of the dentist is the main reason that UK patients give for putting off seeking dental treatment – above lack of time or worry about costs. It is ironic, of course, that by failing to visit the dentist regularly, your chances of developing serious dental health problems increase, potentially leading to unnecessary pain and discomfort and the need for more invasive treatment when you do eventually attend a dental surgery.

nervous patientsThe whole team at our Derby dental practice understand and empathise with nervous patients’ concerns. However, we do not believe that fear should be a barrier to getting the treatment you need or the smile you deserve. We want to work with you to help you conquer your fear once and for all, and get a healthy, happy mouth for life.

There are numerous causes of fear of the dentist, from a bad experience as a child to specific triggers such as the sound of the drill or the sight of a needle. Some patients worry about feeling out of control, while others expect to be judged if they haven’t visited a dentist in many years.

Our experienced and understanding team will take the time to listen to your fears and will explain any treatment and analgesia requirements carefully. Dental techniques have advanced greatly in recent years and most treatments are now pain-free.

We will never judge you if your dental health is less than perfect – all we want to do is help you get back to full oral health for life.

Many patients find that our team’s gentle manner, coupled with the time taken to explain any procedures and give reassurance that you will remain in control of your treatment, is enough, but if you are still nervous we also offer treatment under sedation.

Dentist Trishan Malhi is fully qualified in providing sedation, and you will be monitored carefully at all times during treatment.