Nervous Patients

Nervous Dental Patients

The team at Forest Dental appreciates how stressful visiting the dentist can be. Dental anxiety ranges from mild uneasiness (experienced by many of us), to acute anxiety/panic attacks. Some people have their fear triggered by the sound of the drill, or the thought of needles in sensitive areas of their mouth. For some it is the loss of control which is most feared, and for others it is the fear of pain. Wherever you fall on the fear spectrum, we are here to help.

Dental phobia can stop a patient attending a dentist for several years, and this prolonged period can often result in the progression of several dental problems. It’s never too late to improve your oral health, even if you have avoided seeing the dentist for years.

It is our goal to make your dental experience as comfortable and straightforward as possible. The Forest Dental team have vast experience in treating patients with a variety of levels of phobia.

We will never dismiss the anxieties you feel – we will help you find ways to cope with them best. We offer a friendly, gentle, and sensitive approach that is always about what you want, and what you can cope with. We will sit down with you and take time to discuss what kind of results you are looking for, and what we can do to achieve them. Rest assured any treatment will always be carried out at a pace you are comfortable with.

If our kind and gentle approach is not enough to ease you, we also can offer sedation options, from tablets for mild anxiety to intravenous sedation.


Some patients need a little extra help to undergo dental treatment. For those nervous patients, conscious sedation is available.

Intravenous sedation (IV sedation) is an option that allows dental procedures to be performed while you are under the influence of a sedative drug given via an injection. It offers a gentle calming effect, creating a drowsy state so we can offer treatment to you comfortably. It has a quicker recovery time than general anaesthesia and can be used for all kinds of treatments, from surgical procedures to a simple clean.

Don’t like the noise of the drill?

We have invested in the latest electric handpieces, reducing their noise and vibrations on the tooth. We routinely use these handpieces so you can rest assured you are receiving the very best care.

Don’t like noise generally?

We are very happy for you to bring headphones and play music or listen to an audiobook/podcast to keep you more relaxed. Alternatively, we can play any music that you might like to listen to during your treatment.


We believe it is incredibly important to establish good oral care habits from the earliest age possible and for children to be fully relaxed at the dentist. This ensures a positive experience, leading to good oral health throughout life. Dr Mehta and Dr Rana have extensive experience in treating children from as young as 6 months old.

Forest Dental £ Loughton 020 8502 2625 Forest Dental

"She is empathetic and caring and is absolutely brilliant managing my nervousness."

Contact Info

Forest Dental
1A Forest Road, Loughton
Essex IG10 1DR
Call us today: 020 8502 2625
Opening Hours
Monday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed for lunch between 1-2 pm


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