"Life changing service"

About: Guy's Hospital

I was referred to Guys as an anxious patient, I couldn't even lay back in a dentist and gagged before they even put an instrument in my mouth. I first had treatment under sedation, as my teeth needed seeing to due to at least a decade of no dentist visits.

The sedation is brilliant and I saw a mixture of pre and post graduates (there are tutors who assist). Once my teeth were sorted I started CBT with the doctor and a mixture of nurses and hygenists.

It's a mixture of talking and exposure therapy, you get to 'play' with some common dental tools, and have some sessions with the nurses etc.

I used to travel 2 hours to get to my appointments, and if you do use this service be prepared to give up some but it is worth it! Remember this is a free service and they are swamped!

I now see a dentist in my local area with no issues, couldn't have done it without the team at Guys!

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Response from Guy's Hospital

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We pleased to hear that team were able to help you resolve the anxiety your had previously experienced when visiting. We will pass your comments on to the team in Dental Services.

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