"For those terrified of dentists and sedation"

About: Newcastle Dental Hospital

I have been phobic of dentists for 30 years. I was terrified at the thought of being sedated for a full dental clearance. I worried myself sick for nothing! I can remember the needle being put in my arm (I am also needle phobic) and next I knew I was ready to go home!!

Everyone I have seen at the hospital -from the staff at reception to dental nurses and consultants have been amazing. Nobody made me feel stupid about my phobia- all were so kind, caring and supportive. For someone as terrified as me I never felt scared once at the hospital as everyone was so lovely. For anyone as phobic of dentists as I am please don't be scared. Those at the rvi dental hospital are truly amazing. And those terrified of sedation- don't be! I made myself ill with worry for nothing. I can't remember a thing. And considering I had all my teeth out, I have hardly any discomfort which only goes to show what a great job they have done!

To all at the rvi involved in my care...Thankyou so much for all you have done for me. I truly appreciate it.

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


Response from Newcastle Dental Hospital

Thank you for leaving positive feedback regarding the care you have received at the Dental Hospital. Our staff are experienced managing patients who, like yourself, have a dental phobia and it is pleasing to note that you were able to successfully complete your treatment with our support. Your feedback will be shared with the team, who will appreciate your kind words.

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful