Patient story:

Nervous patient

Nervous patient

"I hadn't been to the dentist in years, following a really bad experience "in the chair" which sparked an indescribable fear that gripped me for almost thirty years. Even thinking about the dentist petrified me.

And then it tooth cracked. I knew I had to address my fears because the crack was severe. I couldn't even face contacting a dentist, so my partner searched, on my behalf, for a local dentist specialising in "nervous patients".

Thorpe Lea Dental Surgery was the closest, and were able to see me that afternoon. My partner had explained the situation, so Colin and the team knew that I was extremely scared.

I managed to get to the surgery, and was seen straight away - no messing about. I was instantly put at ease by Sarah on reception, and Colin's gentle manner. He talked to me without judging or lecturing me, and explained things to me step by step.

I had to have the tooth repaired and restored, and I can honestly say that it really was a painless experience.

Since that day, I have not looked back. In fact, I took the plunge with some cosmetic dentistry too! I have had Invisalign braces to straighten my teeth, whitening gel, and my old fillings removed and replaced with white ones. The change in my perception of  dentists has been monumental. I would never have thought that I would be saying that I actually look forward to seeing the hygienist, every three months, let alone going for a check up!  

My teeth are now straight, white, and most importantly, healthy. The team at Thorpe Lea Surgery have enabled me to laugh and smile with confidence, rather than shame!  I cannot recommend them highly enough."

Kate had invisalign and tooth whitening.

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