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We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.

Helping to ease your dental anxiety

Advice and reassurance from our London practice, for a comfortable dental experience.

How we can help relieve your anxiety

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Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with a sense of dread? You are not alone. Dental anxiety is very common and our team are here to help and reassure. From nitrous oxide and sedation, to TVs and music to calm you, here at Bow Lane we work with you to build the best treatment plan. Get in touch for a chat about what we offer.

As a private London dentist, we have treated thousands of anxious and nervous patients. By providing you with a pleasant dental experience, we can help you to overcome your fears and enjoy good oral health for a lifetime.

Whether you are nervous of the dentist generally, or are feeling anxious about an upcoming dental implant, extraction or oral surgery, we are here to listen to your concerns and to give you the best care, tailored to your needs.

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Stewart has the ability to put you at ease and always takes care to explain what and why he is doing in the process. I am thrilled with the outcome of my new fillings and highly recommend Stewart and Bow Lane. My favourite dentist by far!

Rod Lynn

Meet our Dental Hygienists

Brooke Shipp

Dental hygienist & therapist

Renate Putrus

Dental Hygienist, Orthodontic Therapist & Facial Aesthetician

Sarah Urquhart

Dental hygienist

Nikita Patel


Meet Brooke Shipp, Renate Putrus and Sarah Urquhart, our dental hygienists at Bow Lane Dental Group. Toothache can be caused by a number of factors, including irregular brushing and neglecting your oral hygiene routine.

For example, if you do not brush or floss regularly, you are more susceptible to swollen and inflamed gums and bacteria build-up, which can lead to gum disease. When you have gum disease, you are more likely to have trouble with infections, which can cause toothache.

As well at this, caries (tooth decay) can form from poor oral hygiene, which can lead to very sensitive teeth and tooth pain. The pain can vary, from keeping you awake at night, to the occasional sharp pain.

You may also feel pain and tenderness when eating or drinking. Regardless of the type of pain you are in, we advise you to call us on 020 7236 3600 and get booked in for a check-up. Our team of friendly dentists can get to the bottom of the issue and get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

What causes dental anxiety?

There are lots of reasons for being anxious about a dental visit. You may have had a bad experience in the past, or perhaps simply dislike the lack of control. There is often a sense of embarrassment about letting anyone see your teeth, while many people have a fear of the actual dental treatment. Whatever the reasons and however extreme, at Bow Lane we understand our patients’ fears.

Dental fear or phobia - is there a difference?

The terms dental anxiety, fear and phobia are often used to express severity. Dental anxiety or stress is often quite general and is common when facing a new treatment or procedure.

Dental fear can be more specific, with people knowing exactly what they are scared of. This typically starts in childhood. Dental phobia is more extreme, with sufferers often avoiding the dentist until a forced visit due to pain occurs. This can even lead to a vicious cycle of dental fear, with poor oral health leading to more complex treatments that worsen the phobia.

Each level of anxiety is valid and treated with compassion by our team here in London. Give us a call ahead of making an appointment to help put your mind at rest.

How we can help ease your dental anxiety

Our dental team are gentle, patient and friendly. By listening to your concerns we can adapt the treatment to your needs. There are many ways in which we can help you to relax too. Our new surgeries have nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - which has calming qualities and we may also offer intravenous sedation. Our team will help you choose the best options for you.

Often, some simple distraction can help. All our surgery ceilings have TVs installed, paired with noise cancelling headphones. Catch up on your favourite show, connect to a podcast or listen to some relaxing music, whatever makes you feel most at home.

What to expect from us

  • Information regarding what we wish to do
  • Answers to your questions at every step
  • You remain in control of the appointment - we’ll take it at your speed

How can I prepare for my dental appointment?

Most importantly, be prepared to share your fears with us. Mention that you are nervous when booking your appointment. Our dentists are used to treating anxious patients and we are here to listen and to help.

Ahead of the appointment consider researching some breathing techniques. Finding a helpful calming method can help you feel more in control and relaxed. And don’t forget to make your next appointment before you leave Bow Lane. You are more likely to attend a follow-up if you don’t have to contact us later to schedule it.

Taking the next step

Call us on 020 7236 3600 to arrange a complementary tour of our London practice. You can meet our team and leave feeling reassured about your next dental visit.

Find us

Bow Lane Dental Group, 2a Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EE

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020 7236 3600

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