Wake me up when it’s all over!
It’s quite common to feel nervous and anxious about visiting the dentist. Whether its the smell, the fear of pain or needles or something you just cant explain rest assured that we will help you.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We offer special care to our anxious patients by firstly making sure your experience to the dentist is a pleasant and enjoyable one. We will happily talk you to you on the phone to reassure you and help you get to the front door. We will take the time to understand your fear and to find out what will help. Sometimes patients like to know every detail or you may just want to put your head phones in and listen to music. Either way, there will be a hand to hold if you need it and we will go at your pace. You are in control at all times and we can stop at any point.
Don’t let your fear of the dentist stop you from looking after your teeth.
We often find that these measures help significantly in building your confidence and trust and that you will be surprised on successfully completing treatment. If however, you really feel that you need additional help to complete your treatment we can also offer intravenous sedation for that extra comfort.
During intravenous or IV sedation a sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment. This type of procedure can also produce a mild amount of amnesia thus allowing you to forget about your dental visit. Oral sedatives are also available via your GP.