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Polygon Dental Practice
The Dental Practice, 1 Kenilworth Road, Polygon, Southampton SO15 2GD

Nervous Patients

Many patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. Fear is the main reason that people put off seeking dental treatment, until a condition becomes so serious that they have no choice. At Polygon Dental Practice, we understand that the thought of dental treatment can cause fear and anxiety, which is why we offer special services for nervous patients.

There are many reasons for fear of the dentist. Some patients have had bad experiences at a dental practice in the past, or have been told horror stories by friends and family. Others are scared of needles, while some feel self-conscious about the state of their teeth and fear being criticised by the dentist. Some patients do not like the idea of not being in control during treatment, while for others still there is no specific cause of their fear.

At Polygon Dental Practice our whole team treats every patient with a kind, caring and compassionate attitude. We would never criticise a patient who hasn't visited a dental surgery for many years, because we understand that this could just reinforce the fear that has prevented them from coming. Instead, we will do everything we can to put you at ease, to help get your mouth back into a healthy condition.

For some patients, talking through procedures and explaining the advances in dental technology will help them to overcome their fear. We can agree a signal so that if you need a break in treatment at any time we will stop; you won't be inconveniencing the dentist, who only wants to help you. You can also listen to music during treatment, which many people finds helps them to relax, and can bring a friend or family member with you if you wish.