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What To Expect

Dental phobia or anxiety can be a barrier to the dental care you need.

Maybe you haven’t been to the dentist and are worried because you feel you will be judged.

Kathryn realises that dental anxiety and phobias are genuine and can present in different ways. Non-attendance (avoidance) is a common way to manage true fear.

If you are looking for a dentist to look after you and your teeth, Kathryn understands that this is often accompanied with feeling nervous or anxious and will not judge you or make you feel embarrassed for having not attended in the past, no matter how long it has been.

Kathryn will work with you to find a way for you to comfortably have the treatment you need.  There is no one size fits all approach and what works for one person may not be what is right for another.  Kathryn will work to understand your needs and work with you appropriately.

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Where can you find me?

Treatments are available at Ridge Dental

86 Firgrove Crescent, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 7AG

Call: 01454 313 189

Some of the ways that Kathryn helps her patients includes:

  • Talking to you and finding out what your underlying worry or fear is.

  • Putting you in control of the situation as much as possible so you feel less vulnerable

  • Using relaxation techniques from hypnosis training to help you feel at ease.

  • Arranging longer appointments to slow the process down and go at your pace.

  • Using numbing jelly prior to placing anaesthetic to make the process comfortable.

  • Using acupuncture to help you relax (as long as you aren’t needle phobic)

  • Prescribing medication to help you relax if you experience serious anxiety or phobia.

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