Are you very nervous about visiting the dentist?
If you are a very nervous patient, then you are not alone. Some people are so scared or frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment altogether.
It’s believed that one in every 10 adults in the UK suffers from extreme dental anxiety about visiting the dentist. Although there are many people who feel a little uneasy about dental treatment, they can usually cope. However, if you have an intense or persistent fear of the dentist, you may have a ‘dental phobia’ and will need a sympathetic practice with additional support to get the treatment you need.
At The Raglan Suite we are lucky to have Dr. Geoff Baggaley who recognises that some patients experience real anxiety and has developed new techniques and approaches to help anxious patients.
Dental Anxiety Management professional, Dr. Geoff Baggaley
Our Anxiety Management professional, Dr. Geoff Baggaley, works exclusively with people who are frightened of the dentist. He is widely known for his ability to convert an anxious patient into a “non-anxious” patient by creating positive dental experiences using different methods of care.
“In my experience, even people who have extreme anxiety about the simplest dental procedures can lose their fears and receive treatment in a manner that feels reassured, safe and calm,” says Geoff, who teaches dentists across the UK on how to deliver his techniques to their own anxious patients.
Geoff often receives feedback from patients he has helped to overcome their fears and receive the treatment that they need..
“Dear Geoff, I just wanted to say how much I appreciated the kindness of yourself and your staff when I had to have 3 teeth removed a few weeks ago. As you were aware, I was extremely nervous and you made the whole experience stress free and comfortable … I have recommended your practice to friends and family. Thank you again.” – February 2017
“Really lovely, gentle professional guy who fills you with confidence and reassurance throughout treatment. Can’t recommend him enough,” – Vanessa Wise, June 2017
The Raglan Suite works hard to change a patient’s attitude to the dentist from the outset. The clinic looks and feels like a relaxing spa, rather than a dental practice. There’s no anxiety-inducing, dental ‘smell’, the staff are warm and welcoming, and the patient lounge calm and comfortable. Geoff takes as much time as is needed to talk through patients’ feelings so that they feel relaxed and reassured with any proposed course of treatment.
If you are having a more advanced procedure which may need a longer appointment, Geoff can carry out the treatment under sedation. This is an excellent treatment that allows us to safely carry out every type of dental procedure on even the most anxious patients. To find out more, please visit our sedation services page.
Through a range of techniques, Geoff has converted many dental phobics into calm, comfortable patients with happy, healthy smiles.
If you feel you would benefit from his services – don’t wait – call for an appointment today on 01423 565432 or send us a message through our contact from below.