Nervous Patients

Dr Niket Patel Celebrates Being 5 Years Dental Phobia Certified…

Dr Niket Patel and the Smile Essential Dental team are delighted to have been awarded Dental Phobia certification for another year. This year celebrates Dr Niket Patel having been Dental Phobia Certified for five years.

Why should you choose a dental phobia certified dentist? Because it means that they have dedicated treatments and services especially to help nervous patients who fear coming to the dental practice. It also means that we have had to put forward written testimonials from our patients that we have helped overcome their dental phobia.

At Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester, we have helped hundreds of patients with varying levels of dental phobia. Every person who comes through our door is unique and so is their fear of visiting a dentist. That’s why our first step is always a friendly open and honest chat. We listen to your fears and any specific reasons that make you feel nervous about your dental appointment. We have heard so many different fears including – the dental chair, a bad experience in the past, the school dentist, fear of injections, feelings of helplessness, the sound of metal, the feel of cotton wool and even the fish on the TV.

We have also invested in The Wand which is a digital method of delivering anaesthetic which prevents the pain associated with traditional injections. It ensures anaesthesia is delivered in a pain-free manner.

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Gentle dentists…

 

I have been to numerous dental practices before coming here, I always felt very very anxious and nervous. Everyone at Smile Essential does their utmost to put you at ease and nothing is too much trouble for them. The dentists and team are so brilliant and they take the time to explain everything before and during the visit.

They are so gentle and you don’t experience even on the initial injection. Also, there is no feeling that you have been to the dentist the day afterwards or even later after the appointment.

I would recommend this dentist and everyone that works there.

Mrs S.Y, Leicester.

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Dental Phobia Certified Leicester Clinic…

Dr Niket Patel and the Smile Essential Dental team are delighted to have been awarded Dental Phobia certification for another year.

You may be wondering what it means to be a dental phobia certified dentist? It means that we have dedicated treatments and services especially to help people who have a phobia of coming to the dentist. It also means that we have had to put forward testimonials from patients that we have helped overcome their dental phobia.

Here at Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester, we have helped hundreds of people with varying degrees of dental anxiety. Every patient that walks through our doors is unique and so is their fear of visiting a dental clinic. That’s why our first step is always a friendly open and honest chat. We listen to your fears and any specific reasons that make you feel nervous about your dental appointment. We have heard so many different fears including – the dental chair, a bad experience in the past, the school dentist, fear of injections, feelings of helplessness, the sound of metal, the feel of cotton wool and even the fish on the TV.

We have also invested in The Wand which is a digital method of delivering anaesthetic which prevents the pain associated with traditional injections. It ensures anaesthesia is delivered in a pain-free manner.

Find out more about visiting our dental practice as a nervous patient…

Such an understanding dentist…

 

I think the service provided to me at Smile Essential Leicester, was fantastic! All the members of staff are very friendly. I found them to be especially welcoming, which was such a huge help at making a very nervous patient such as my self-feel at ease. The dentist was so understanding towards my needs.

Miss S.C,  Narborough, Leicester.

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The dentist was my biggest fear…

The dentist is my biggest fear, I have had such horrible experiences with other dentists. I just didn’t want to come at all. After being recommended to Lina and Smile Essential, I finally decided to pluck up the courage to go. I can finally say I have some confidence in a dentist.

I was made to feel relaxed and calm during all appointments by Lina and all of the staff including the receptionists. They used lots of techniques to make me more at ease and I felt they really cared. I cannot recommend Smile Essential Dental Practice enough.

I’m finally starting to feel comfortable about going to the dentist. Thank you Smile Essential.

Miss J.W, Leicestershire.

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I was a nervous wreck on my first dental visit…

I was a nervous wreck on my first visit. I hadn’t been to the dentist for quite a while and was ashamed of the state of my teeth. I was made to feel welcome, safe and cared for from the minute I walked in the door. This was a few years ago, I am pleased to say that I am still a regular visitor.

Nik is a great dentist and always makes me feel at ease. Yesterday I had two appointments- impressions, an extraction and a new denture fitted- I wouldn’t have believed that was possible on my first visit!

The whole team are great. Highly recommended.

PS my new teeth look great!

Mrs A.G, Leicester.

Find out more about your first visit to see us…

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Nervous of the dentist? Don’t worry we’re to help…

 

Dental phobia is the main reason people put off seeking dental treatment and this means many nervous patients live with discomfort, pain and treatable conditions that can lead to tooth loss and can have a detrimental effect to their overall health. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Our kind and caring dentist have helped to treat hundreds of Leicester people overcome their dental phobia. As Leicester dentists, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy mouth and confident smile and our job is to help you get there. We are proud that our efforts have culminated in us achieving Dental Phobia Certification. This means you can feel confident about that you’re in the best hands.

There are many myths surrounding the dentist that stop people from coming:

MYTH:
The dentist does not have time for people who are nervous like me and who need a lot of encouragement and support whilst having treatment.

FACT:
Your dentist will be specially trained to support and work with patients who are obviously nervous about undergoing treatment and will have done so on numerous occasions. There is no need to think that you are making your dentist’s job harder than it needs to be as this is, in fact, part of their job, and they are there to make sure you feel comfortable and happy with your treatment.

MYTH:
The dentist will be completely shocked and appalled by the state of my mouth.

FACT:
Your dentist is a trained medical professional who has seen countless people with extremely poor oral health. You will be absolutely nowhere near the worst that they have seen. Even if your mouth is in a bad condition, your dentist is trained to help you and will go about your treatment in a professional manner. If you feel that your mouth is this bad, then this is a great reason to visit your dentist!

MYTH:
There is nothing that I can do to help myself overcome my fear.

FACT:
There are loads of things that you can do to help yourself visit the dentist and overcome your fear! There are lots of practical methods and techniques that can be used to help you, for more information click here.
At Smile Essential dental practice, we take your anxiety seriously. As dentists, we understand you may feel embarrassed about your problems, but you need not worry, we are here to help. We are confident that by working together, we can help you to overcome your fears and give you a smile that beams with pride.

MYTH:
Going to the dentist and having an injection into my gum will be excruciatingly painful.

FACT:
Fear of pain is a common dental issue and we routinely use a topical gel or spray for all patients to help prevent any pain. For patients with an extreme dislike of needles, we offer ‘The Wand’. The Wand is a digital method of delivering anaesthetic which prevents the bee-sting pain associated with traditional injections. It ensures anaesthesia is delivered in a controlled, pain-free manner.

There are also a number of tips and advice we over patients to allow the process to be as easy as possible. For example:

• Arrange an appointment as soon as possible – this way you’ll have less time to build up anxiety over the forthcoming appointment.

• Arrange an appointment for the morning. This way you won’t spend the day getting increasingly nervous. We promise you’ll feel better after your appointment!

• The first appointment is a consultation and we will not be carrying out any treatment, so relax.

• When you come back for dental treatment at our Leicester dental Practice we also have a STOP signal, so that if at any time during treatment you feel pain or are uncomfortable, we will stop the treatment and do all we can to help. As the patient, you are always in control.

• The dentist and dental assistant are also trained to guide you through the whole process with meditative breathing techniques to help you control your anxiety. Many of our patients find this hugely beneficial.

• You might find it helpful to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for support and comfort of seeing a familiar friendly face.

It is with the above-mentioned tips, technology and compassion that we have earned the right to become Dental Phobia Certified.

Get in touch with one of our friendly team for help and support on taking the next step – 0116 2891317

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20 years overdue a dental check up!

I have not been to the dentist for 20 years due to anxiety. I was made to feel relaxed in the appointments and all staff took the time to explain things to me. I had a really pleasant experience.

I would recommend Smile to others, especially if you are anxious.

Ms H.S, Leicester.

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Overcame her dental phobia…

I have had a very bad fear of dentists since a young age, but I’ve joined Smile Essential on Narborough Road, Leicester.

The first day I rang them I was sobbing with fear, but the receptionist put me at ease. She booked me in the same day…When I arrived ‘in bits’ I was given tea to calm me down. Nik the dentist was absolutely brilliant he was gentle and didn’t rush at all. Just had my third visit and went in smiling and came out smiling.

Going to the dentist isn’t the best thing in the world but I’m 100% happier now that I’ve joined Smile Essential.

Thank you to you all!

Mrs W.M, Leicester.

Here’s what to expect on your first visit…

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I can’t enthuse enough about this practice…

I can’t enthuse enough about this practice. The staff are all amazing and make you feel extremely welcome and very much at ease.

I had avoided going to the dentist for YEARS and Smile Essential not only managed to reassure me for the emergency appointment but have also rebuilt my confidence in the profession and have regular check-ups.

Again, I can’t enthuse enough about them, they are absolutely fantastic.

Mr S.B, Leicester.

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