Private Dentist Dumbarton

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Not keen on visiting the dentist? Unsure about whether the practice is the right one for you?

A quick guide on how to make a visit to a private dentist in Dumbarton a lot less stressful and nerve-wracking (for the nervous patient!)

Not everyone enjoys their annual or 6 monthly check up at the dentist but, there are times when we need to opt to have treatment completed. This can be preventative – such as the removal of teeth – or it can be cosmetic. In either case, it can sometimes be essential that this treatment is completed.

Despite it being essential, many patients remain nervous about visiting a private dentist in Dumbarton and thus, this quick guide can prove helpful:

  • Talk to your dental team and dentist – the most crucial aspect is to talk with your dentist and their team. Fear and a deep seated phobia of the dentist is more common than you think. Dentist and dental teams are now more aware and the methods used have also changed. What was once considered an invasive procedure, can now be performed by far simpler means.
  • Book an early appointment – an appointment first thing in the day may make for a restless night’s sleep but the ‘get it over with’ option is enticing for many people. Again, explain to the reception staff about your anxiety and they will ensure you don’t have a long wait.
  • Have something to look forward to after – the best medicine for fear can be to have something else on which to focus the mind. Why not arrange to do something nice after your appointment? In the case of some treatments, you may need to reward yourself a treat a few days after so that you can fully recover and enjoy it.