Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Patient with Dental Phobia Shows Off £27,000 Miracle Makeover

Patient with Dental Phobia Shows Off £27,000 Miracle Makeover

A patient who suffered with dental phobia has shown off the results of a staggering £27,000 dental makeover. Rob Welton, a 32 year old snake handler from Bury, suffered from such profound anxiety that he avoided going to the dentist for years. Just two years ago, he had several missing teeth and the remaining ones […]


Poll Shows Half of Canadians Dread Going to the Dentist

Poll Shows Half of Canadians Dread Going to the Dentist

A new poll has revealed that half of Canadians dread going to the dentist. More than 25 percent of those polled would rather have dinner with their in-laws than pay the dental clinic a visit, while 1 in 7 said they would rather sit and watch paint dry. Fifteen percent of those surveyed hated the […]


Belfast Dentist Goes the Extra Mile to Treat Nervous Patients to a Relaxing Experience

Belfast Dentist Goes the Extra Mile to Treat Nervous Patients to a Relaxing Experience

It’s well known that most people dread going to the dentist, but Belfast dentist, Chris Gocher has gone out of his way to change the perception of the traditional dental surgery and ensure that patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their time with him. Mr Gocher, who is based at Galgorm Dental, which is set […]


Could Electrical Currents Spell the End of Dental Injections?

Could Electrical Currents Spell the End of Dental Injections?

Scientists in Brazil have developed a new technique that could spell an end to dental injections. Many patients feel anxious about going to the dentist because they have a fear of needles or injections, but a new method of preventing pain could make dental trips a lot less daunting in the future. Scientists at the University […]


New Research Suggests Phobic Dental Patients Benefit from CBT

New Research Suggests Phobic Dental Patients Benefit from CBT

New research carried out by a team at King’s College London suggests that people who suffer from dental phobia could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of talking therapy that helps people find effective ways of coping with situations that make them feel anxious. Researchers analysed the effect of CBT on […]


Grandad From Bury Is All Smiles After Overcoming Dental Phobia

Grandad From Bury Is All Smiles After Overcoming Dental Phobia

A delighted grandfather from Ramsbottom has something to beam about after overcoming his dental phobia. Mr David Rigby, 68, had bad experiences at the dentist as a child and this triggered a lifelong fear of dentists. He would only ever visit one when he needed to have a tooth removed. After deciding to have dentures fitted, […]


Dental Fear Prevents Birmingham Dental Hospital Patients from Attending Appointments

Dental Fear Prevents Birmingham Dental Hospital Patients from Attending Appointments

Thousands of patients are not attending dental appointments at Birmingham Dental Hospital due to dental phobia. The patients’ own dentists often send them to the specialist centre to have complex procedures carried out, however at least 30 patients per day fail to arrive for these important appointments. The facility has introduced a new set of […]


Going to the Dentist is More Stressful Than Divorce, According to Mancunians

Going to the Dentist is More Stressful Than Divorce, According to Mancunians

A new survey has suggested that the people of Manchester find going to the dentist more stressful than divorce. The survey, which was conducted by Toothpick, asked people to order scenarios in relation to how much stress they caused. The choices include going to the dentist, having issues with the in-laws, getting divorced, having a job […]


Matlock Dental Practice Becomes One Of The First In The UK To Have An Anaesthetist On Site

Matlock Dental Practice Becomes One Of The First In The UK To Have An Anaesthetist On Site

A dental practice in Matlock, Derbyshire, has become one of the first clinics in the UK to have an anaesthetist on site. Peak Implant Clinic has enlisted the services and expertise of Dr Ken Ruiz to provide sedation for nervous patients and patients who are undergoing lengthy or complex dental procedures. Dr Ruiz has moved […]


Dental Charity Survey Reveals Brits Are Still Scared Of Going To The Dentist

Dental Charity Survey Reveals Brits Are Still Scared Of Going To The Dentist

Dentists now use all kinds of gadgets, gizmos and therapies to make patients feel more relaxed, but a recent survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has confirmed that many people are still anxious about going to the dentist. The survey, which involved around 2,000 British adults, found that 33 per cent of […]