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For Nervous Patients

For Nervous Patients

Going to the dentist today is a far cry from the medieval torture chambers that some patients may be imagining. Today, dental clinics are warm and welcoming places. Compassionate dental professionals ensure that patient comfort is of the highest priority.

But we do understand that many are scared to go to the dentist. The fear of dentists is not something that is exclusive to children. Many adults also struggle with this fear.


Fear of the dentist?

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Fear of the dentist is the number one reason that adults put off seeking out dental treatments. This often results in a once simple-to-treat concern only being seen to once it becomes an emergency. Seeking early treatment and attending regular dental checkups can help to protect many dental emergencies.

We offer a number of solutions for our nervous patients so that we can ensure you get only the best in dental care, while ensuring that you feel calm and collected throughout the procedures.

What are some of the reasons people have fear of dentists?

There are any number of concerns that could have led to both a child and an adult to be scared to go to dentist clinics.
Perhaps the most common reason is that there is the fear of the unknown. There is so much seen in television and in films about poor dental practices. It can lead anyone to have a fear of what they may experience when they go to the dentist.
Painful or traumatic dental experiences in the past can definitely cast a cloud over seeking dental treatment today. Perhaps a previous dentist didn’t listen to your concerns, and you felt uncomfortable during treatment?
The sound of the dental drill can also be frightening to some patients.

Some patients are also self-conscious about the current condition of their teeth and gums.

What are some solutions for nervous patients?

The solution for those who are scared to go to dentist clinics will depend greatly on the individual patient. Our compassionate dentists have a world of experience treating nervous patients. Our clinic practises gentle dentistry. Each of our dentists offer a kind and reassuring nature that has helped many of our nervous patients work through their fears.

  • Patients who have a fear of the unknown will be fully educated on what they can expect from their experience in the dental chair.
  • Patients will have the option for sedation dentistry or conscious sedation.
  • If there is nervousness felt due to the sounds of the dental drill then music can be offered to help relax and distract a patient from the sounds going on.
  • There is a solution that will ensure the comfort of each patient. We believe in being open and honest with our patients, and believe in keeping the lines of communication open.
Overcoming a fear of dentist clinics with some help
dublinThere are some useful tips that can be put into practice when you’re in the dental chair. First and foremost, be sure that you talk to your dentist. This is the best step to help you overcome your dental fears. Quite often our fears are larger than reality. If you speak honestly and openly with your dentist about the anxiety that you’re struggling with, you’ll be able to release some of that tension you’re also feeling. This will also allow your dentist to understand your needs. Controlled breathing will help to relax your body. It can help to reduce stress and shift your attention to other focal points. This is helpful when you are at the dentist as you can avoid a lot of discomfort and anxiety. When we are stressed, we tense up without even realising it, which can sometimes make us even more sensitive to discomfort than if we were relaxed. The easiest breathing techniques simply involve inhaling and exhaling through your nose for a slow count of three – so three seconds breathing in followed by three seconds breathing out. This technique is particularly useful as it also overcomes the breathing issues many of us feel when things are in our mouth. There are a number of relaxation techniques that may work for you. You could bring music into your appointment with you, ask to have your favourite radio station on or just have the nurse chatting to you about something. Different relaxation and distraction techniques work for different people so try and find something that will work well for you. Your dentist can offer you diazepam or a similar drug to calm your nerves before a dental procedure.
-dublinRegardless of the type of solution you opt for to help with your fear of the dentist, you’ll find that the biggest advantage is that it gets your dental health restored. Remember that seeing your dentist is about taking care of your oral health, and taking care of yourself. If it means that you need to rely on medication and other treatment solutions to take care of your oral health then it is worth it. If you’re wondering “is there is sedation dentistry near me” then you need only give Crown Dental a call. We offer that gentle touch and sedation solutions that will help you to get through your appointments without fear.

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01 490 4656

What does sedation dentistry cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to helping someone who is scared to go to dentist appointments. At Crown Dental we have years of experience providing our patients with the best in solutions to meet their individual needs. Call our office or review the prices below to gain an understanding into our competitive pricing plans.

Initial Consultation


Includes Full Study and Treatment Plan

PRSI BENEFIT! General Dental Consultation


Initial consult, exam, diagnosis, oral cancer screening and treatment plan

Initial Orthodontic Consultation


Initial consultation, examination, oral cancer check, diagnosis and treatment plan

Why Choose Crown Dental?

Our goal is providing our patients with the most suitable preventive , restorative and cosmetic care with some „tender loving dental care” that is functional, comfortable and long-lasting.

It is very important to us to help all of our our patients to keep all of their teeth in good condition in the long term whenever possible. All our colleagues are motivated and enthusiastic about dentistry, and have a passion for their work and for the care of our patients.

  • review rating 5  Find Crown Dental provide excellent dental service... Over several years have had Implants a Crown, Root Canal and Clean and Polish done....The whole range... Receptionist Napsugar dentist Dr Erika and her assistant Melinda are all very professional friendly and skillful team even with complex dental work... The painful bit at the end the bill is very competitive and good value for money. Never had occasion to return with any problems over work done....

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  • review rating 5  I've been patient for over a year of Crown Dental The most equipped dental practice I've ever been, the atmosphere is excellent. Dentists and the Nurses are highly qualified . Napsugar the receptionist ,is just so friendly and helpful. You can actually forget about that you're in dentist. can not recommend them highly enough.

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  • review rating 5  I was always very conscious of my teeth, never showed them on pictures. It was the best decision of my life to get braces at Crown Dental. I can honestly say it changed my life. I can't stop smiling, it boosted my confidence, I feel like a different person. Thank you dr. Laura for changing my life.

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  • review rating 5  Erica is a super honest and professional dentist , I had a number of crowns and a bridge fitted and the result is amazing , am very happy I went to crown dental for my new smile and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for complex dentistry .

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  • review rating 5  I have been attending Crown dental for many years now. I am impressed by the professionalism and high standards every time I visit Crown Dental. All treatments have been explained to me before the treatments, and the team made sure to put me at ease. I cannot thank Crown Dental enough, and would recommend them to everyone.

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  • review rating 1  I had an appointment at 9 am at Crown dental, the receptionist, me and the dentist were waiting for an assistant (Sofia) for an hour standing at the front door. When she turned up with absolutely no care in the world, she didn't say hi or sorry not to even mention that she hasn't pick up the phone from the dentist and the receptionist, just turned up out of the blue. I was already 1 hour late into my very important treatment, and when I finally got to sit down on the chair, starting with impressions, the doctor asked the assistant Sofia to prepare the impression and at the end she did awful proportions of the impression, it would not solidify, she has the cheek and very little care of me (patient), of my precious time and money and the stress I have to go through to get a crown done. Unfortunately I was not able to finish my treatment because there were other people booked in for an appointment so she had to return me back home. I travelled taking 2 buses to get there just to get an impression that wasn't even prepared properly. The assistant Sofia is a young person and definitely not trained up to be taking up a serious job like this. She is absolutely incompetent, patients health and best care isn't in her best interest, and the ethics behind performance absolutely makes her a person unable to take on such a serious and responsible job. The dentist was unable to do her job because of the lack of help and lack of consideration that the assistant Sofia offered her.

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  • review rating 1  Erika is the worst dentist Ever ! I had an implant and root canal treatment with her and after that extensive bridge based on that. Over 3.5 years after that , i was kept in the dark coming back to her for check ups, no one ever told me how serious problem i have because of the treatment i have received from her, My gums were constantly swollen and i had pain around due to bridge. She kept sending me off with prescriptions which worked few months. Recently, i went to another dentist and he took a panoramic X- Ray which clearly shows that the implant was a huge failure and there was a huge bone inflammation around the implant and as a result of that the bone around has dissolved. There was no support for the implant as it was sitting on the lap of the bone. The root canal treatment was a also a huge failure as the x-ray showed a huge absence around the root and my new dentist could only remove both teeth as a result of this i lost the whole bridge I therefore do not want to recommend Erika to anyone PLease think twice

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  • review rating 5  Both myself and my husband have been Dr Erika's patients for over a decade. Crown dental is the cleanest, most equipped dental practice I have ever been to. Both dentists and the nurses are highly qualified and are brilliant with nervous patients. My husband had a dental implant done here with A+ results. Their prices are highly competitive but without compromising on quality. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

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  • review rating 5  I've been a patient at Crown Dental for over 6 years. When I was younger I played professional Rugby and lost a good number of my front teeth due to a freak-accident (knee in the face). For years I had a denture, which was a hassle to eat with. It also made me self conscious in social interactions, until I could bare it no longer. Crown Dental was recommended to me and it literally changed my life in so many ways! Over this period I had 4 implants, 5 crowns, 1 bridge and several root canals done, along with a couple of fillings and cleanings. I now have an amazing smile that all my friends and family are complimenting me about, it restored my confidence and gave me a brighter outlook on life. Thank you Dr. Erika for changing my life.

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  • review rating 5  I was always scared of the dentist, but not anymore. I received my crowns at Crown Dental, and I couldn't be happier with the results. The treatment was pain free, the team made me at ease during the process. I can't stop smiling and showing my perfect teeth.

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All of our treatments and services are provided in a comfortable, spa-like clinic, designed according to high-quality standards in our clinic in Dublin 6.


Are you ready to tackle your fear of dentist clinics?

Allow our compassionate staff help you regain control of your dental health. Book an appointment online or call the clinic at (01) 490 4656.

Opening Hours
  • Monday 11:00 - 6:30
  • Tuesday 11:30-7.00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 6:30
  • Thursday 11:00 - 6:30
  • Friday 10:00 - 5:30
  • Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
196 Harold's Cross Road, Dublin 6W