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  • Kent
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Nervous Patients

There are many reasons why you may feel nervous about going to the dentist. You may have suffered a bad experience at the dentist in the past. Maybe you are afraid of needles, are embarrassed about your teeth, have a strong gag reflex or dislike not being in control.

At the Novel Dental Group, we want to make your visit as comfortable, quick and as stress-free as possible.

What should I do if I’m anxious about seeing the dentist?

It is important you take gradual steps to overcome your fears. It may help to visit the practice first to put your mind at ease and familiarise yourself with our team and surroundings. Other things you can do include:

  • Communicate with us. Often we can quell your anxiety by making sure you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.
  • Use calming techniques like controlled breathing or listening to music.
  • Taking breaks. Let us know if you would like to take a short break and pause treatment.

Oral health is important to your overall well-being. Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from getting the dental care you need. If you are feeling nervous about your visit, call us on 01474 352 990 or email

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