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Nervous Patients

We help nervous patients overcome dental anxieties or a dental phobia to get the treatment you deserve


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What is dental anxiety?

Many people feel a little bit anxious about visiting the dentist and this is natural, especially if you haven’t seen a dentist for a while or are booked in for a procedure.

Some people experience a real fear and become distressed at the thought of visiting the dentist. This is known as dental anxiety.

A dental phobia is where the patient is so frightened that they will avoid seeing the dentist completely and then miss out on vital treatment. This leads to a cycle of being too frightened to visit the dentist, missing treatment which can lead to potentially more complex problems and needing more expensive treatment.

Some nervous patients understand why they are anxious about the dentist and these reasons may include:

  • A previously bad experience at a dentist
  • A fear of needles
  • A childhood trauma
  • The smell and sounds of a dental practice
  • Having sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex
  • The fear of not being in control
  • The fear of pain
  • Being embarrassed about your teeth

Many patients though have no idea why they have a dental anxiety or dental phobia.

At The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea, our highly trained staff can support you through your dental anxieties to help you conquer your fears and get the treatment that you want or need.

We have helped hundreds of patients from Battersea, Brixton, Clapham, Wandsworth, Stockwell and throughout London and we can help you too.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help.

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Why choose The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea for nervous dental patients?

Nervous dental patients from Stockwell, Clapham, Brixton, Wandsworth, Battersea and throughout London choose The Cosmetic Dental Gallery for because:

A free chat with a dentist to talk about your dental anxieties and a tour of the dental practice in Battersea


Lots of support from an empathetic team who will always go at your pace


Flexible opening hours at the Battersea dental practice with late evening and weekend appointments available to fit in with your other commitments


A friendly professional team who will see you through the process


A state-of-the-art dental practice with a relaxing environment


Highly Recommended

Everyone at the practice are welcoming, friendly and extremely professional. The practice is equipped with new technology which ensures that you get the best treatment available. You are given multiple options and a specific treatment plan is made for you so you know what to expect. I have had a great experience here and highly recommend it.


Great experience

Great experience with Dr. Tej and the entire team! Great addition to the area which until now lacked such quality dentistry.


Best Treatment Plans & Aftercare

I recently visited the practise for my composite bonding treatment. I was very nervous for the result but Dr Tej and the staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr Tej took so much care in perfecting my smile, as if my teeth were an art piece! I am so happy with the result, I used to be afraid to show my teeth whilst smiling and now I get so many compliments for having a beautiful smile! And to add to this, Dr Tej ensured that not only did my smile look amazing, but offered me genuine advice on the best treatment plans and aftercare, as well as making sure I didn’t experience any pain or discomfort!

How does The Cosmetic Dental Gallery in Battersea help nervous patients

We have found that the following factors help anxious dental patients, but as everyone is unique, we will get to know you and work with you to overcome your dental anxieties.
Our warm and relaxing dental practice in Battersea helps to put many patients at ease – it does not feel clinical or like a typical dental practice that you may remember from your childhood. We have a separate room to talk and review treatment with patients and we have audio-visual systems to help keep you relaxed.

Open communication

We believe that open communication can make a great difference to the way you feel about visiting the dentist. We take time to talk through every kind of treatment, even a check-up, and we answer any questions or worries that you have.


Some nervous patients like to feel in control and if this sounds like you, we recommend a tour of the dental practice in Battersea along with a chance to ask lots of questions. Our caring team will never pressurise you to have treatment and we will always go at your pace. You are always in control, and we can always stop when you need to.


Some nervous patients like to be distracted whilst they visit the dentist and we would suggest bringing a book, a tablet on which to watch something or bring headphones to listen to music during your appointment. Other patients like to use breathing techniques as a distraction.


Can anyone suffer with dental anxiety?
Yes, dental anxiety can affect anyone of any age. Children may experience dental anxiety as can teenagers and adults. Dental anxiety is more common than you may think; with more than 10 million adults in the UK suffering with some form of dental anxiety.
I’m really anxious about seeing the dentist, how can I best prepare myself before I go?
Call us and arrange to come in first for just a chat and a visit. We find that most patients feel more nervous when they don’t know what to expect either with the dental practice or the treatment. Once we’ve met you, we can make specific recommendations. On the day of your treatment, we would advise booking a morning appointment so that you’re not waiting around all day. Bring a friend for support or a book, film or music to help distract you.
What are the signs of having dental anxiety?
Everyone is different, but some of the most common signs of dental anxiety include – feeling physically ill when thinking about visiting the dentist, having trouble sleeping before visiting the dentist, having trouble breathing or experiencing panic attacks whilst thinking about visiting the dentist or during the dental appointment itself.