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Dental Phobias

Dental PhobiasDental phobias can be debilitating and a major cause of stress and anxiety. Surprisingly for some, this is a common issue and affects over a quarter of the country. Dental phobias can present themselves in many forms and no two cases tend to be the same due to people’s personal thought processes and reactions. Here at Pearl Dental Clinic our staff are highly trained to help and support patients with phobias in an empathetic, calm, and mindful way.

Dental phobias – The options

Whatever the dental phobia is, it does not make it any less worrying for the individual. Due to this, we have options to help make the experience as stress-free and relaxed as possible.

IV Sedation: For the majority of dental phobias, IV sedation could be a good option. IV sedation is fast acting due to it being administered directly into the bloodstream. Patients will feel relaxed and in a state of semi-sleep. This means that the treatment can be performed without worry or anxiety.

Painless Injections: The painless injection (also known as The Wand) is available for patients who have a phobia of needles. Instead of using a syringe, the painless injection uses a pen-like device. The Wand delivers the anaesthetic in a controlled way which means that patients do not feel the ‘bee sting’ type pain that is associated with a traditional needle and syringe.


If you suffer from a dental phobia and would like to discuss this with our team then please call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Our staff are on hand to support you every step of the way. In addition to this, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry options. We also have emergency appointments where dental sedation is available.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

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