Nervous Patients

We welcome nervous patients and want you to know that you are not alone. Let us help you!

We understand that every person’s fear/phobia is very personal to them. Many can be due to a negative past experience.

It is important to us to hear all about your phobia so that we can understand the reasons behind it and work towards providing you with the best care for your individual needs.

Dr Mark Gilbert is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist. Click Here to verify.

At Creative Smiles we like to treat nervous and very anxious patients, and do so on a daily basis. Most of these individuals have been recommended by our existing clients through their positive & pain-free experiences with our team, who they have come to know and trust.

Our goal is the same as yours! For you to successfully complete your dental treatment so you can smile with confidence and maintain a healthy mouth for life. We will work alongside you in any way we can to achieve this, making dental treatment an acceptable, normal part of your life.

There are many different approaches we can take once we have established what it is that triggers your fear and what you feel you can cope with.


Years of fear reversed

This patient’s teeth suffered because a major fear prevented her from seeing a dentist for more than 20 years. She recalls being so low in confidence that she would often cover her mouth when speaking.

But all that changed when she was introduced to Creative Smiles by her personal trainer. She said that meeting our team helped her to overcome her fears and get the treatment she needed in time for a big birthday.

Friends and family couldn’t believe the amazing results we achieved. And even more amazing is that this former-phobic now looks forward to visits to Creative Smiles!

Watch this patient's journey


Never should you feel that you are not in control or that you are being ‘silly’. Your fear should never be dismissed! Building a strong relationship of trust with the Dentist and our team is an important part of this process. Sometimes all it takes are regular breaks and a caring hand throughout the procedure. Kindness and gentleness goes a long way!

Various relaxation therapies are also available such as aromatherapy to eliminate the ‘dental smell’, relaxing music and comfortable surroundings. Oral medications may also be an option for you.



Relative Analgesia also known as ‘Gas & Air’ is a fantastic relaxation option for children and adults. Unlike other forms of sedation this allows you to leave shortly after treatment and drive yourself home!

Many of our once very nervous patients are now proud long standing members of the practice who not only come to the practice for routine care but do so with ease looking forward to catching up with the team. They often tell us that once crippling fear of even thinking about the dentist is a distant memory and their only regret is not contacting us sooner! You can read about some of out patients journeys below

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