If you feel anxious about having dental treatment, rest assured you’re not alone. It’s very common to be worried about going to the dentist, or even to experience dental phobia. At Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic we believe you deserve the best dental care possible. Our team are trained to alleviate any fears, and make sure you feel calm and in control during every single visit.
We know that your dental health is intrinsically linked to your overall health, and that visiting the dentist as an emergency can be especially nerve-wracking. We recommend regular check ups to keep your visits stress-free, and to deal with any issues before they become a problem.
A fresh start
We ensure you have the best possible experience from the moment you step through the door. Our friendly team will put you at ease, and a comfortable reception, well supplied with magazines, complimentary refreshments and your choice of music, will help you feel relaxed.
Talk it through
When it comes to fears and phobias, we understand the power of open communication. Your local Hereford dentist will spend time discussing with you any anxieties or concerns ahead of your treatment, and will continue to make sure that you are well-informed and cared for. Our practitioners are not only experts in their fields, but are sensitive and responsive to dental phobias and general anxieties. We offer a wealth of experience and tried-and-tested techniques to help you feel comfortable at every step, whether you are visiting for a routine check up or for further treatment.
A modern solution
If you have a severe dental phobia, talk to us about how sedation might help. There are a variety of ways to administer sedation to ensure you’re calm and relaxed before treatment begins.
There are a number of ways to alleviate your dental anxieties, some of which you can put into practice before you even arrive.
Book a morning appointment, so you’re not worried about it all day.
Remember that your first appointment is only a consultation: you can talk everything through with us ahead of treatment.
Bring a friend with you to your appointment to help give you support.
Talk to family and friends about their positive experiences at the dentist.
Start slowly: ask us for a simple clean and polish to help you get used to dental procedures.
Help is at hand for dental anxiety and phobia.
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"After 9 months of treatment I'm so pleased with the final results and everyone was so friendly and professional! I've always wanted to get a brace but been too nervous, Hereford Dental and Implant clinic were great and put all worries/nervousness out of mind! Couldn't recommend them enough."
What patients say
"Amazing customer service, was constantly reassured and felt completely at ease. My confidence has grown massively since having my braces off :) can't recommend enough."
What patients say
"Great service, Highly recommended with professional and welcoming staff. Had orthodontic treatment with very pleasing results. Would definitely recommend a consultation to anyone looking for treatment, particularly as they offer this for free."