Dental phobia

We appreciate that many patients feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. Every member of our team here at Magpies Dental Clinic is understanding and compassionate towards our patients, and will do their best to help you feel calm and relaxed during your visit. We also have minimal invasive treatment and a comprehensive preventative programme.

      A fresh start

      At Magpies Dental Clinic in Horam, Sussex, 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, will help you feel relaxed.

      Talk it through

      When it comes to fears and phobias, we understand the power of open communication. Your local 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.    

          Helpful techniques

          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.

            More support

            Help is at hand for dental anxiety and phobia.

            The Portman online resource center provides a range of helpful independent sites:

            To find out about how we can improve your next visit to the dentist, speak to one of our friendly team today.

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