Many people have anxiety about dental treatments. For some, it can be a real phobia, and they avoid treatment. This creates more dental complications over time.

Top tips:

– Find a dentist who is willing to talk through your fears, the procedures, tools, etc.

– Agree on a signal with the dentist if you need a break during a procedure.

– Sedation is always an option to keep you comfortable.

Teeth and gums require regular checkups so it’s really important to overcome your fears.

“You have options to overcome your dental phobia to help your smile stay healthy.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.