Dental Phobia

From Fear to Freedom: Real Accounts of People Who Overcame Dental Anxiety 

Dental anxiety is more common than you might think. For many, simply the thought of a dental appointment can trigger feelings of fear and apprehension. Whether it’s the anticipation of pain, the sound of the drill, or the feeling of loss of control, dental anxiety can manifest in various ways, making it difficult for individuals to prioritise their oral health. 

In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most common dental fears, how our professional Essex dentist team combat them, and discover real-life accounts of people who have overcome their dental anxiety with Perfect Smile Spa. We’ll also uncover how we make our clinic an inviting and calming environment where you can feel comfortable and at ease with every treatment.  +

Most Common Dental Fears  

  1. Pain from injections  

    The sharp scratch from a needle can be quite uncomfortable, especially inside the mouth. At Perfect Smile Spa, you won’t feel any pain from an injection should you need one, thanks to the use of our numbing gel and body temperature anaesthetic that is administered slowly to ensure a virtually pain-free experience.  

    Our client Sheila was one apprehensive about dental work, but once she met our founder and cosmetic dentist Dr Jas Sagoo, she was completely put at ease: 

    “He totally reassured me which left me feeling totally relaxed throughout my treatment. My treatment was totally pain free and it was only a matter of weeks from the start of the treatment until the treatment was complete.”  

    1. Pain from drilling  

    Drilling sounds can echo in your mind long before you step into our practice if you’ve had a prior bad experience. Rest assured most of our procedures require minimal drilling, and with the use of our advanced anaesthesia, we ensure you won’t feel any discomfort during the process.  

    1. Tooth extraction pain  

    The thought of having a tooth pulled can be daunting, but we’re dedicated to making the experience as pain-free as possible. With careful numbing techniques from our dentists in Hornchurch, you’ll feel minimal to no discomfort during the extraction procedure. 

    After a problem with a back tooth, our client Linda knew it needed to be sorted urgently. But she was experiencing severe dental anxiety that triggered nausea and extreme anxiety. After her visit to Perfect Smile Spa, she had this to say: 

    “I am thrilled to bits with my new smile! Thank you all so much for caring and looking after me so well and helping me to overcome my fear of seeing the dentist and having treatment.”  

    1. Drilling teeth down for veneers  

    Our commitment to minimally invasive dentistry means that our Essex dental veneers treatments involve either minimal or no preparation at all. This means less drilling and a more comfortable experience for our patients seeking smile enhancements. 

    1. Braces pain  

    While braces may cause some initial discomfort, particularly in the first few days after placement, the Perfect Smile Spa team provides full guidance and support every step of the way.  

    Check out our testimonials below for our virtually pain-free Essex braces treatment.  

    How We Make Our Clinic Comfortable & Calming  

    At Perfect Smile Spa, we go above and beyond to create a soothing and calming environment for our patients. Here are some of the ways we create this atmosphere to help alleviate dental anxiety: 

    • Aromatherapy Scents:  We use calming aromatherapy scents reminiscent of a spa to help relax and soothe our patients before and during their appointments. 
    • Comfort Amenities:  From neck cushions to cosy blankets, we provide all the comforts you need to feel relaxed and at ease during your visit. Just like when flying first-class, many of our patients find themselves comfortable drifting off during their treatments. 
    • Personalised Entertainment:  Each of our treatment rooms is equipped with a TV, allowing you to watch your favorite shows or movies during your procedure, distracting you from any anxiety-inducing sounds or sensations. 
    • Sedation Options:  For those with severe dental anxiety, we also offer sedation options to help you feel more at ease throughout your treatment – whether it’s our Essex composite veneers treatment, teeth whitening, or another one of our services. This helps to ensure a stress-free experience from start to finish. 

    Your journey to a perfect smile begins with overcoming dental anxiety, and at Perfect Smile Spa, we’re here to help you conquer your fears every step of the way. Don’t let anxiety hinder your path to the smile you’ve always wanted. With our compassionate care, advanced techniques, and commitment to your comfort, we ensure your experience with us is not only pain-free, but as stress-free as possible.  

    Let’s overcome your dental anxiety together – book your FREE consultation today!