Nervous patients welcome


At Holbrooks Dental Care our aim is to make your dental visits as calm and stress-free as possible. We do this in a number of ways: by being patient and understanding, by taking things at your pace and by being genuinely empathic. But for patients who are extremely phobic, sometimes that isn’t enough and that’s when our investment in techniques that help relieve anxiety, such as oral and IV sedation, prove beneficial.

Treatment with sedation is comfortable and you will feel very relaxed but fully co-operative. You may not remember anything about your treatment. Oral sedation involves taking a sedative one hour before any dental treatment and IV sedation involves receiving a small injection in your hand/ arm. Both methods will help you to relax and you will feel that treatment has only taken a short amount of time. Afterwards you will need somebody to drive you home and you should not drink any alcohol or go back to work.

Dr Deol has been providing intravenous sedation to anxious patients for nearly 20 years, both in general practice and Guys’ Hospital, London. As this is her particular area of interest she has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Sedation, so please rest assured you will be in safe and gentle hands. Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of severe anxiety – speak to us, we can help.

  • Dental phobics tends to avoid visiting the dentist until they have toothache or a dental problem that can no longer be ignored - but we urge patients, no matter how nervous, not to neglect their teeth. Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits are vital to maintaining good general health and wellbeing.

  • No, we never tell our patients off! Dentists are trained medical professionals who will have seen many people with poor oral health. Even if your mouth is in a bad condition, your dentist will know the best ways to help you and will carry out your treatment in a professional manner.

  • No, we are afraid not. If you experience a problem with your dental health, trying to ignore it or taking painkillers to mask the pain will only help in the short term. Please visit us to help get to the bottom of the problem, as addressing the issue as soon as possible can mean your treatment is less costly, less painful and will take less time to put right.

What Happens Next?

Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of severe anxiety – speak to us, we can help. Call us on 024 7636 6115, or email us at Let us know you are nervous and a member of our team will gently guide you through the process.

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