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Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety

At Huntly Dental Practice, we understand that dental anxiety is very real. From past experiences to years of neglecting visits due to fear – there are countless reasons why patients may dread the dentist’s chair. That’s why our goal is simple: We want you to feel comfortable and safe in regards to your treatment needs so that with each visit, you get closer towards achieving optimal oral health!

Never be embarrassed about expressing your anxiety. You are not alone, it affects more people than expected and no one should ever go through this alone. Your first appointment will move at a pace which suits both parties best where an examination can definitely be included if comfort levels permit such interaction. Our pledge? To help conquer those fears together for healthier smiles all around!

Our team is here to put any of your dental worries at ease. Whether it’s a check-up or treatment plan that brings you in, we’ll ensure an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. We will provide all the information needed so there are no surprises – from initial assessment through to personalized aftercare plans should anything be required; our professionals will be available around every corner for support along the way!

Going to the dentist can cause a range of emotions, but with these few tips you’ll be ready for your appointment:

1. Schedule early so you have less time to worry.
2. Get some moral support from someone special by bringing them along.
3. Create a signal that will let the dental team know if you need more time between treatments.
4. Lastly, help yourself relax further with music – bring and listen to tunes you enjoy!


The Childsmile nurse was so good with my son today. She interacted with him really well and had lots of patience, this is the first time he has allowed anyone to check his teeth and apply the fluoride varnish. Thanks so much!

Recently went for an emergency check-up at Huntly Dental Practice. If I’m honest I hate going to any dentist, but my dentist Amna Qureshi and her assistant couldn’t have made me feel more at ease. I couldn’t recommend the practice more, I had a full clean and my tooth fixed in 40 minutes! I will be using them for many years to come.
Thanks all!
I was absolutely petrified this morning about my wisdom tooth extraction. Mrs Saranya Rajkumar made me giggle and relaxed me completely. Every step was explained and I was asked if I was OK every few seconds. Mrs Saranya Rajkumar is the best dentist I’ve ever seen – such a lovely young lady and very professional but also sympathetic.
Thank you so much for not making me feel silly. Think I’ll actually enjoy dental visits from now on.

I have had a few visits here this year. Unfortunately I had to have a couple ofextractions and obviously was dreading the process. My dentist was Sarah Azeem and she was brilliant. She was thoroughly professional and very sympathetic to my fears. The extractions did not hurt at all and they healed very quickly. Sarah and all the staff were very kind, caring and supportive. I have no hesitation in recommending HDP, especially if you are scared of the dentist. My neighbour also dreads going to the dentist but she is very happy to attend here

Steve M
Great practice, everybody friendly, the dentists are good at telling you everything they are doing if you are a nervous person.
Received excellent treatment at short notice from Amna. Several appointments were made to carry out root canal work. Done pain free by Amna who took great care to ensure the treatment was effective . Would love to get Amna any time. Excellent practice would recommend to anyone.
This is an excellent surgery in the whole of Aberdeenshire in my opinion.They have high standards, their diagnosis is very good and so is their service. I have been particularly pleased with Dr. Saranya. She is very good at her job.