Nervous patients at Foxley Lane Dental

We provide outstanding care for our patients with dental anxiety at our Purley practice. See how we can help you over come your dental fear today.

treatment cost

from £75
for a new patient examination

0% interest free finance plans
appointment length

from 30 minutes

treatment type


Very pleased with the results

Always a friendly but professional service at the Foxley Lane Dental  Care. I have been a patient for over 20 years and am delighted with both the dental and hygienist experience as they take enormous pride in their work. I would highly recommended the practice.

Mark Buckfield

Taking care of nervous patients

One in four people are afraid of visiting the dentist, and we don’t want very real dental fear to stop you and your family from getting the dental treatment that you need. At Foxley Dental, our friendly team will go above and beyond to make sure our nervous patients feel comfortable and at-ease during their experience with us.

  • Modern, comfortable environment

  • Special treatment for anxious patients

  • Experienced dental professionals

Common reasons for dental anxiety

Fear of dsicomfort or pain during treatment
A negative childhood dental experience 
Concern of being judged for dental health
Dislike or fear of clinics and hospitals
Fear of needles and dental drills

Managing dental anxiety

Dental anxiety can be overcome with the right strategies and support.

Our caring dental professionals who are experienced in treating patients with dental anxiety will talk with you about any fears or concerns you may have about dental care and work with you to find strategies, such as relaxation distraction techniques, to manage your dental anxiety. We can also offer a gentle sedation option for particularly nervous patients. Talk to us to learn more.

To manage dental anxiety at home before your appointment, you can try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or visualisation exercises. You can also practice good oral hygiene habits to reduce the need for dental procedures, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and eating a healthy diet. We also recommend avoiding caffeine and sugar before dental appointments to help reduce your anxiety.

Dental anxiety: your questions answered

  • What are some common symptoms of dental anxiety?

    Symptoms of dental anxiety can include sweating, rapid heartbeat, feeling faint, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Some people may also experience panic attacks or feel an overwhelming sense of dread when faced with the prospect of going to the dentist.

  • How can I communicate my dental anxiety to my dentist?

    It’s important to communicate your dental anxiety to us so we can work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s comfortable for you. You can express your fears and concerns openly and honestly with us, and ask questions about the procedures and sedation options that may be available.

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Totally painless!

Had a new EMS hygiene treatment with Karen. Totally painless! Never going back to the normal way! Thanks Karen and team Foxley!

Sanjay Shah

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