Nervous Dental Patient


At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we understand that some patients may naturally be apprehensive about their visit to their dentist. If you feel nervous about your appointment please let us know so we can ensure your experience is a pleasant one. Your best dentist for nervous dental patients in Dublin.


Our friendly team of dental experts will always take their time to discuss your treatment plan so that we can address all of your concerns in advance. If you require a little extra help please just let us know as we offer oral, inhalation or intravenous sedation for any patients who may be apprehensive about treatment. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic our priority is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for all our adult and paediatric dental patients. Dental Sedation is available for all anxious patients for all dental treatments in Smile Hub Dental Clinic. Smile Hub Dental Clinic provides sedation for nervous adult and child patients for all dental treatment.

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre our highly skilled dentists adopt an ethical patient-led approach to your dental care which ensures that you feel comfortable every step of the way. Upon your arrival to Smile Hub Dental Clinic you will be met with a friendly face and our supportive team will do our best to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible. Our dental experts give each patient as much time as they need to create a positive and holistic experience with us.


Following your initial consultation and detailed clinical exam in Smile Hub Dental Clinic you will receive a personalised treatment plan with all your treatment options and associated costs. Your treatment plan will be explained to you in-depth by your experienced dentist. During your appointment we will establish your expectations to tailor your treatment plan to achieve your objectives. Our friendly and confidential consultation will set out your roadmap which we will co-treatment plan together. Our experienced team of dental experts aim to build a rapport with you so that you feel relaxed in discussing the results that you wish to achieve. Our dentists are completely understanding with nervous patients and ensure that they take their time to provide the best treatment plan that will suit the patient.


Dental appointments at Smile Hub Dental Clinic are unhurried, comfortable and pain free. Our friendly team pride ourselves in having an exceptional chair-side manner. We will ensure that you’re fully informed about every step of your dental journey in advance of your treatment including transparent pricing and the expected number of dental visits required. You are in control. If you’re nervous about your dental treatment we offer dental sedation for all treatments provided in Smile Hub Dental Clinic. Don’t allow fear to prevent you from seeking help for potential dental problems – at Smile Hub Dental Clinic we promise to make every visit better than your last to ensure that you have confidence in the dental care that we provide.


At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we have completed postgraduate specialised training in Sedation Dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a type of oral care treatment which helps patients to feel calm through sedation. This anti-anxiety drug for patients who are nervous undergoing dental treatments can be administered orally, intra-nasally or intravenously. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we provide sedation for all general, cosmetic and emergency dental treatments for nervous patients including the extraction of wisdom teeth and root canal treatments.

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we provide dental fear solutions to try to help our patients overcome their fear in order to stay on top of their oral health. A phobia of the dentist is very common and in Ireland about 20% of the population report having dental fear or anxiety. Although, going to the dentist may not seem like a big deal for people without dental phobias, it can be nearly impossible for patients who have dental anxiety and fear. They cannot rationalise going to the dentist as over time their perception of the dentist has become negative which acts as a barrier to stop them getting the help or treatment which they need. Our dental fear solutions include iv sedation, inhalation sedation and cognitive behavioural therapy.


If you are a nervous patient, why not book in for your nervous patient consultation today on 01 5253888 or book online. Our friendly staff will help you with any queries you have and our expert dentists will ensure you are completely comfortable and receive the best treatment plan for you.

How do I calm down before going to the dentist?

  • Talk to someone about it to make your feel better
  • Listen to music
  • Focus on your breathing while in the chair
  • Pick the first appointment so you don’t have time to worry about it
  • Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication

What can a dentist give you for anxiety?

Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication which is taken about an hour before the appointment to help you relax. If a patient has an extreme phobia of the dentist, they may suggest conscious sedation so that your treatment can be done comfortably and efficiently.

How common is dental anxiety?

Having a dental phobia is very common and affects about 36% of the population. 12% also suffer with an extreme fear of the dentist. This can have an impact on patient’s oral health as they might avoid coming to the dentist. If there are any problems that are left untreated, they may get worse which can make it harder for these patients as the treatment may become more invasive the longer a treatment is delayed.

What is considered conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation is a mixture of medication to help relax a person while blocking pain with anaesthetic. This can be done for medical and dental procedures. It means that the patient is awake and aware of what is going on but is unable to feel pain or speak. This type of sedation is recommended for patients who are very nervous as it can make the procedure a lot easier for the patient and dentist.

What does conscious sedation feel like?

The effects of sedation feel different depending in the type of sedation and the person under sedation. The main symptoms include feeling relaxed and drowsy. The more the sedation kicks in it can get rid of any anxiety or stress that may have been felt before the sedation. This is why it is a great option for patients with dental phobias.

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