Caroline's experience as a nervous patient
Caroline is a nervous patient and has never liked going to the dentist. After a Dental Health Check the digital X-rays showed Caroline needed two fillings. She was very nervous and concerned with major changes or visible treatment as she works in a client facing industry.
What we did
Caroline was booked in for her treatment and relaxed by her dentist. As Caroline was a nervous patient, the team ensured she was welcomed and made to feel at ease as soon as she entered the clinic. The dentist then personally collected Caroline from the lounge and before starting any treatment spoke with Caroline, reassuring her about the procedure.
60 minutes later Caroline’s fillings were completed with no pain or discomfort, meaning her oral health is now under control and more complex future problems have been prevented. Caroline is rebooked for her next Dental Health Check and has taken another step towards getting over her fear of the dentist.
What did Caroline say?
"After having my first checkup in 3 years I was told I need a couple of fillings. I’m a nervous patient. Never liked going to the dentist and that idea seemed to get worse as I got older. My dentist, recommended it after having performed x-rays and my checkup. My experience was actually brilliant - really, really good, I felt at ease and had no pain afterwards. My dentist was brilliant, she told me everything that was happening and why and she calmed me down. Lovely dentist and I now have new fillings. I would definitely recommend envisage, no problem at all."
How to get over your fear of the dentist
We understand not everyone feels comfortable with visiting the dentist and it can be a nervous time when treatment needs to be performed. We are a caring and approachable team that will do everything we can to make you feel calm, relaxed and in control. If you are a nervous patient let the team know; we can assist in numerous ways and even offer conscious sedation for those who don’t feel they can overcome their fear.