Scared of the dental chair? If so, you should be reassured that you’re not alone. An estimated 13% of the people in the UK avoid regular dental appointments due to fear.
However, we strongly believe that dentistry should be inclusive and that fear should not be a barrier to accessing our fantastic range of high quality dental treatments. We regularly treat anxious patients at our practice and we understand that dental phobia is very common. Whatever your dental fears or concerns, we are here to help!
Our aim is always to help you feel calmer and more relaxed. Going at your pace, we'll ensure that you are able to attend regular appointments with minimum anxiety. We've invested in the best equipment and training - allowing you to feel comfortable, at ease and to overcome your fears.
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist, call us today and see how we could help you.
Some people are so afraid of visiting the dentist that they go without essential treatment and live with severe pain and poor oral health. It’s a problem that affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
At Royal House Dental Centre, we’re committed to offering patients the best possible care and dental services. To help frightened or nervous patients we can offer sedation. By opting for sedation, people can reduce their anxiety during dental treatment. If someone you know is too frightened to visit the dentist, why not give them our details?
If you avoid going to the dentist or if the sights, smells and sounds of a dental surgery upset you, sedation could be the solution you need. Sedation can be used during simple and complex dental work – and also allows several procedures to be completed in one appointment. This safe and proven approach has helped many patients minimise their nervousness and anxiety when receiving dental treatment.
To find out more, simply contact us to arrange an initial meeting with our sedation team. They’ll be happy to talk things through and answer any questions you may have.
In the first instance we always try to help patients without using sedation.
All our dentists have extensive experience in helping patients prepare for treatment calmly and confidently. We do this by ensuring everyone has time and opportunity to ask questions and seek any reassurance they need. However, where our standard approach does not work or is unsuitable then sedation is considered.
A sedative is introduced, usually into the back of the hand, which induces a feeling of deep relaxation and a lack of concern about what's happening. The second effect is to produce temporary memory loss for the time that the sedative is active, preventing later recall of the events during sedation. Most patients report they have no memory of dental procedures with IV sedation, however IV sedation does not produce 'sleep', you will still be able to respond to questions throughout the procedure.
Intravenous sedation is not suitable for children.
This is simply a sedative tablet that is taken about an hour before your dental treatment. Your dentist can prescribe this to you if you are particularly anxious about your treatment. It makes you slightly drowsy and more relaxed so the thought of the dental treatment is far more manageable. With sedation you must have someone to bring you and take you home. You won’t be able to drive yourself.
We can talk you through all your options and see what is best for you.
"I had a total fear of the dentist after a bad experience as a child but
everyone at Royal House helped to make it manageable again.
They really cared about making the whole experience better for me which is what impressed me the most. I can’t imagine ever going anywhere else."
Patient since 2016
"Couldn’t be happier with the service from Royal House. They are always so friendly and caring."
Patient since 2007
"I never used to bother with visiting the hygienist. Now if I miss my six monthly appointment, I really notice the difference."
Patient since 2009
"I called their out of hours number and was given an appointment the same day to fix my broken tooth. Great service, very happy."
Patient since 2017
"Booking a convenient appointment was straightforward and the reception team are always welcoming and helpful. The practice has a very relaxed but professional feel. I like that you get a text reminder for your appointment. Highly recommended."
Patient since 2016