Never Seen A Dentist?
Tonight sees the first episode of Channel 4’s Never seen a Doctor where Katie Piper meets people who are afraid to seek medical and dental help…
Most people can live with having some anxiety about visiting the dentist- according to the National Smile Month charity, one in every seven adults who had ever been to a dentist suffers from extreme dental anxiety.
For those with dental phobia, however, the thought of a dental visit is terrifying. They may be so frightened, that they’ll do just about anything to avoid a trip to the dentist. A phobia is an “an irrational severe fear that leads to avoidance of the feared situation, object or activity”
At Hello dental Colchester our practice has been designed around the needs of those who tell us they do not like the dentist.
Our practice has a particular expertise in treating patients with various dental anxieties ranging from general fear of dentistry due to previous bad experiences, through to specific phobias such as needle phobias and strong gag reflexes.
We do this using an approach which firstly listens to your needs and concerns. Depending in the extent of your concerns we develop a plan to help you overcome the fear.
We believe in investing the time to truly help you overcome your dental anxiety and concerns.
Tune in to channel 4 tonight to see people overcome their fears.
Hear our patient Zoe tell her story of how she overcame her dental anxiety….