One of the main reason for patients in the UK failing to keep up regulardental appointments is not worry about costs or lack of time but is fear of the dentist. There are many reasons patients are nervous about dental appointments – bad past experiences, anxiety about the sounds and smells of the dental surgery and a fear of losing control are just some of the reasons patients cite as causing fear of the dentist. For others, there is no specific cause of their anxiety. Whatever the reason, at Benhill Dental Practice we are confident we can help you overcome your fear and get the regular dental treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Our dental team has many years of experience treating nervous patients of all ages. We do not use sedation but believe that by practising gentle dentistry and taking the time to talk to patients so that they feel knowledgeable and in control at all times, as well as providing reassurance at all stages of treatment, we can help you overcome your nerves. We have many happy patients who can testify to our gentle, caring approach.
Modern dental techniques have advanced greatly so that most treatments are practically pain-free. For more complex procedures we will treat you under local anaesthetic, and will always take the time to make sure you are properly numb before we start treatment. We will also make sure you remain comfortable at all times during a procedure.
Our aim is to treat any problems as soon as they arise and to prevent them from occurring again. You may come to us first for an emergency appointment, during which we will get you out of pain and treat any urgent problems, with follow-up appointments as necessary to get you back to full dental health. After that, the best way to stop any further issues occurring is to keep up regular dental check-ups and hygienist appointments at least every six months (or more frequently if your dentist recommends it) to help prevent the need for more complex treatment in the future.
If you are nervous about dental treatment, please contact one of our friendly reception team on 020 3827 4522 to discover how we can help you.
I have been coming to Benhill Dental Practice for a number of years' now and purely because of the treatment and service provided by Dr Alexandra Fivey and support staff.
My 9 year old daughter recently had to have two fillings and an extraction, Dr Alexandra handled her so well and we were so pleased with the outcome! I couldn't recommend her enough as a dentist! Thank you!
Alex and Rachel always provide a professional and thorough service for myself, my husband and daughter. We have been going to see them for the last few years and have always had a positive and personal experience. They are very patient and gentle with my 10 year old daughter, who before going, was not keen on seeing the dentist or hygienist! I would highly recommend!
Great, friendly dentists! Dr Alexandra and her colleagues go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and offer the best advice.
I would like to thank Dr Alexandra for making our first visit in the practice an amazing experience. My son who is 6 years old needed his tooth taken out after being inflamed for some time. Dr Alexandra is a BRILLIANT dentist, clearly with lots of experience and professionalism and someone who loves her job…We are very happy that we found Dr Alexandra! Thank you so much!!!