Dealing with dental phobia

“Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth”  Joseph Barbera


Dental phobia is more common than you may think. We know that for many of you visiting the dentist is a daunting experience, but this doesn’t need to be the case. At Smalto Dental Clinic we focus on providing you with the proper dental care you need, while respecting your fears and helping to make your dental treatment a fear-free and painless experience.


We are well trained and have lots of experience with nervous patients. Most importantly, we are not here to judge you. We are here to help you. We will ensure that you feel relaxed and have the most comfortable experience possible during your visit. At Smalto Dental Clinic we do not believe in the “one size fits all” approach to pain control. Instead we offer several options including anxiolytics, nitrous oxide/laughing gas, patient sedation, even general anaesthesia if needed.


At Smalto Dental Clinic you will be greeted by friendly faces, in a safe and welcoming environment and a non-clinic like atmosphere, which is specifically designed to make you feel happy and relaxed. Our dentists are openly communicative and will answer any questions you may have about any procedure. What’s more, our dentists and the entire Smalto team will listen to your concerns and address them in a respectful manner.


We understand how crippling dental phobia can be, that is why we will discuss your treatment options with you and, not only request and consider your input, but work with you to develop a treatment program that accommodates your fears and concerns.


No two individuals are alike. Each person is different and should have anaesthetics designed to accommodate different physiological and psychological treatment needs. At Smalto, we do just that.