Are you an anxious or nervous patient?
If so don’t worry as we offer a warm and friendly welcome to all our patients.
At Gentle Dentistry our professional team are dedicated to helping nervous or anxious patients overcome their concerns. We have 38 years of experience and use the latest technology and techniques to help relax patients in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.
Our Gentle Dentistry approach has proved to be very popular with those who have previously been uncomfortable with dental treatment.
If you have any particular concerns we are always pleased to discuss these in detail.
Read a selection of Google reviews from our patients that have experienced Dental Anxiety in the past
After some very bad childhood and adult experiences with dentists, I was reluctant to make any appointments, preferring toothache rather than the dentist. Eventually of course I had no choice. I chose The Gentle Dentist and they really have lived up to that name. My dentist himself is patient, calm and very reassuring, and the receptionists are lovely. I really and truthfully don’t fear an appointment now and I’m happy for this to be posted, in the hope that it will reassure someone else who may be as terrified of the dentist as I was. You need not be afraid of this dentist.
I have been a patient at Gentle Dentistry for over 7 years and both my husband and I would highly recommend this dental practice which really does live up to its name. The team do everything they can to make appointments relaxed, informed and a really positive experience. When I moved here from London I thought I would never replace the quality of service that I had experienced at my former dentist, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. The team are professional, caring and reassuring in all that they do for you. With up to date techniques and technology, Drs Dobson and Cattell are always careful to explain any procedures before and during treatment, which for me is a calming reassurance. I had always been a very nervous patient at the Dentist, but not anymore. Now, in conjunction with appointments with the excellent practice hygienists, we both have much better dental hygiene routines and our oral health has improved dramatically – plus we look forward to our appointments as there is nothing to fear at all.
Previously I was always nervous about visits to the dentist but that’s firmly in the past thanks to the fabulous team at Gentle Dentistry. I am delighted & amazed at the results Dan has achieved with my teeth. Not only has he achieved results (structural & cosmetic) that frankly I didn’t think were possible, he has done it with great empathy & compassion. Praise is richly deserved but I think the fact that I have entrusted Gentle Dentistry with the dental health of my family is the highest praise I can give.
This is truly an outstanding experience for someone who hates going to dentist! I was putting it off for 10 years, I was terrified! About 3 months ago, in a moment of bravery I phoned and made a dentist appointment. I didn’t expect a lot and thought it would be the first and last appointment. How wrong was I! Now 3 months later, my teeth are almost all fixed now, clean and white! My smile got bigger than before! This is more than a dentist! I can not recommend Gentle Dentistry higher! The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. I love the way my dentist distracts me from thinking about being scared – thank you! He is extremely knowledgeable in many areas, very patient and take time to explain various options along with the pros and cons of each and genuinely interested in your issues and concerns. I have also had a hygienist appointment and the lady explained everything before performing any actions and put me at ease because of gentleness of care provided. Absolutely great experience, thank you so much!
The team at Gentle Dentistry are fantastic, I have used several dentists in the area and always hated going to the dentist which seemed normal but now it’s a treat, my teeth are better than they have ever been, the services they offer are things I didn’t even know we’re an option, simply fantastic. Lovely family run feel too. Would highly recommend!
All my teeth are my own but they suffered from the effects of poor post war childhood dentistry. My amalgam fillings were old and looking pretty ropey. A relative recommended Dan Cattell at Gentle Dentistry and now two months later, my amalgam fillings are gone and I have a better looking and much cleaner feeling mouth. It took me some years to pluck up the courage to sort my fillings out and Dan and his team’s expertise gave me the confidence to go ahead. A pleasing side effect of the treatment seems to be that after having an eczema-like rash on my face for a number of years (actually more than 20), it appears to have completely gone. Maybe a coincidence… but maybe not!