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Sheen Dental – Helping You Get Over Your Fears

Being afraid of the dentist equates to different reasons for different people. For some it’s the sound of a dentist drill. For others it’s the smells that bring back a bad childhood dentist experience. Here at Sheen Dental we understand that not every patient is going to be looking forward to a trip to the dentist. For this reason, whether it’s a simple filling or a complex dental implant in Richmond our aim is to make sure that every client that comes through our doors is as comfortable and as happy as they can be.

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As dentists, we are trained to try and understand our patient’s fears and as such, at Sheen Dental we’ve adopted lots of techniques that can help. Here are some examples.

Relaxed and comfortable surroundings

We strive to make our waiting lounge and consultation rooms relaxed areas where people can feel at ease. Rooms painted in neutral calming colours, flowers and greenery in the lounge area and a selection of hot and cold drinks and magazines, all help to create an atmosphere of serenity.

Overcoming fear of needles

One of the worst fears that people have of dentists is the dreaded injection. Nowadays, advances in technology means that treatment can be painless and this includes the injection. Numbing gels can be used to numb the area before injection. A Dental Wand is a computerised injection system that resembles a pen and can deliver anaesthetic very slowly, making the process pain free.

Conscious sedation

If a client is undergoing complex surgery such as dental implants in Richmond many of our patients opt for conscious sedation. Offered either intravenously or by a small injection in the arm or the back of the hand, the patient remains awake but drowsy, therefore feeling no pain, but at the same time they are able to co-operate with the dentist. Another form of conscious sedation is via inhalation. Patients inhale a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (more commonly known as laughing gas) through a small nose piece which leads to a relaxed and pleasant feeling.

Other relaxation techniques

In some circumstances we also look at other relaxation techniques such as soft music and mood lighting all of which help to put the client totally at ease.

Here at Sheen Dental we are your local clinic for cosmetic, preventative and restorative dentistry including dental implants. In Richmond particularly, we’re a long standing part of the community and have been in business for over 100 years. During this time we’ve treated generations of local families and as a result, we really are the dental clinic you can trust. For further information, call us today on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at


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