Nervous Patients or Dental Phobic Patients in Edinburgh and Perth
Here at Cherrybank Dental Spa in Edinburgh and Perth, Scotland, we have over 26 years of dental experience, and have helped OVER 3000 patients that would describe themselves as anxious patients, nervous patients or have a dental phobia (phobia of the dentist) – to achieve the smile they want.
We have experience in helping the most nervous of patients past their concerns by being sympathetic, caring, and very, very gentle. We have patients who travel from all over the UK for their treatment at CherryBank Dental Spa due to our safe, proven and modern techniques.
One of the most unique things about Cherrybank Dental Spa is that the practice was set up from the start with nervous patients in mind. Owner Elaine Halley had received a bad dental experience as a child, and so all the internal systems have been set up to make sure this never happens here.
We regularly treat people who have not visited the dentist for many years, and feel they are a “hopeless case”. In so many cases it is not as bad as you think – there is no need to feel embarrassed. We understand, we’re professionals, we do not judge, we will have seen worse. The relief of knowing can be a heavy burden lifted.
Have a look at our patient testimonials to see what nervous patients say about us.
We often find that knowledge empowers you – knowing what is going to happen to you can often dispel an unwarranted perceived fear. You will never have any dental treatment without fully understanding what it is, agreeing to go ahead, and agreeing to what it will cost.
We appoint one of our Treatment Co-ordinators to be your advocate. They will be your point of contact and can explain anything in detail, and in layman’s terms in an office environment ie. not in the dental chair. Your treatment will be designed to suit you – not us.
Due to our advanced techniques and equipment, we’re able to conduct a lot of dentistry without using the drill. We do also offer sedation.
We do many other little things to help take the edge off your fear, which may be connected to the other senses;
Touch – All our dentists are specially trained in gentle techniques, and if you raise your hand for them to stop – they will stop. We have back massagers and heated scarves/gloves on the chair.
Sound & Vision – Lose yourself in music or a film with DVD glasses or our Ipod with Bose noise reduction headphones.
Smell – the sense that evokes the strongest memories. Aromatherapy is available, we don’t use any clove smelling products which give that dentisty smell, and we even bake bread in the practice.
Facts About Our Gentle Dentistry Techniques
- They work.
- They are safe.
- Work requiring more than 1 appointment can often be done in 1 visit, or visa versa.
- No pain. All of our procedures including our injections are painless
Who can we help?
- Has high levels of fear.
- Has had a traumatic dental experience.
- Has lost trust in “the dentist”.
- Has difficulty relaxing.
- Has a strong gag reflex.
- Has very sensitive teeth.
- Has limited time to complete their dental care.
- Has complex dental problems.
- Hate needles.
- Hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care.
- Is afraid and embarrassed about their teeth.
Last updated August 2nd, 2017