At Smile Matters we know that many patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. In fact, fear of the dentist is the main reason patients in the UK give for putting off seeking dental treatment – above worries about costs or lack of time. Our whole team is caring and empathic with patients’ needs, and will do everything we can to help you overcome your fears.
There are many causes of fear of the dentist, from a bad past experience to fear of the sights and sounds of a dental surgery. Some patients are afraid of needles while others who haven’t seen a dentist in many years may worry that they will fell judged. That won’t happen at Smile Matters – our only wish is to help you get a healthy, happy smile back.
If you are nervous about treatment we invite you to come in for a visit to get to know the practice and the team. This will be a friendly introduction with no need even to sit in the dentist’s chair. Our helpful team of reception staff, dental nurses and dentists will immediately make you feel welcome, and will listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions.
Please ask us about our sedation service - We offer anxiety relief through oral medication and we also offer IV sedation. There is also a topical anaesthetic that numbs the gums so injections cannot be felt or hygiene sessions and can be pain free
We are a warm, friendly practice and will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable, We will goat your pace and if you need a break while having treatment. Don’t worry about holding us up, we'll factor in enough time in your appointment for you to have a breather if you need it - remember, your comfort is paramount to us.
We recognise that many patients find visiting the dentist stressful. Pain relief is very important in reducing anxiety, helping relaxation and consequently achieving dental health. Modern local anaesthetics are very effective in eliminating all pain from the teeth and gums during dental treatment. Patients who require extra help can have additional sedation to help them become even more comfortable.
We can offer you a topical anesthetic that numbs the gums, so any hygiene sessions can be pain free on your request.
For further information on the above or any of the services featured on the site or to arrange a consultation
Please Call us on 0208 8831 356