Our dentists and staff are aware of the anxiety many patients experience when visiting the dentist and are always friendly and professional in all their dealings with you. Modern techniques and advancements in technology now mean that a visit to the dentist is not to be feared in the way that it used to be, and we will do everything possible to ensure that your experience with us is an enjoyable one. We can offer options that will ease your anxiety such as:
Oral Sedation – A mild sedative is given by the Dr to calm anxiety so that you are relaxed during all procedures. Because of the sedated state the medication provides, you will need someone to drive you home after your visit.The Wand – The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable. Many people that fear injections describe it as the “Magic Wand”
Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anaesthetic was fired in too quickly. Obviously, it is possible for the dentist to control the speed with a standard syringe, but the idea of the Wand is to take out the “human error”. This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.