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Dental anxiety


Dental anxiety causes around 25 per cent of the population to avoid visiting the dentist. These statistics cause us great concern at Drayton Dental near Hellesdon and Taverham.

Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.

Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia – speak to us, we can help. We find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming and you will find our chairside manner is excellent. If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, please call us for a chat first. You are welcome to visit us, meet our team and have a look around before going anywhere near a dental chair.

I used to be a nervous patient but not anymore. If I have a dental problem I look forward to coming here because I know I will be treated with great care and skill. My dentist, Debbie, always puts me at ease, explains everything clearly and, together with her dental nurse, makes the whole visit calm and pleasant. I cannot speak highly enough of the treatment received here.
— Carol Knock, replacement of old filling and mending part of the tooth that had broken off

I thought the rubber sheets that were used when I had a filling were helpful as I normally find that any bits during treatment fall into my mouth. It stopped that from happening and made me less nervous.
— Vicky

I would just like to say a big thank you for everything. As someone who really dislikes any dental work, Debbie and the team there have enabled me to re-establish confidence in being able to carry-out what has been required after a very long time away from any dentist. Thank you very much.

— Mr R