General Dentistry » NERVOUS PATIENTS
IS THERE ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP ME WITH MY FEAR OF THE DENTIST?
Yes. Many people are so frightened of the dentist that they will not go for dental treatment at all.
At TLC Dental, our dentists are sympathetic about such fears, and we welcome nervous patients.
In order to help you feel more comfortable about dental treatment, our experienced team will adopt a gentle, kind approach to nervous patients.
We will initially meet with you outside the treatment room. We like to listen to all your fears and concerns so we get a better understanding of what aspects of dental treatment makes you anxious, as well as what you wish to achieve.
We offer dental examinations customized to address any pre-existing fears, and we can go as fast or as slow as is required. We like to explain your treatment fully, before doing any treatment, and make sure that you understand everything that we are doing, and why.
For exceptionally nervous patients, we offer a number of technologies, such as the computer-assisted anaesthetic delivery system called The Wand, which allows for an even-flow delivery of anaesthetic in a very comfortable, non-threatening manner.
We can also arrange safe sedation so we can carry out the treatment you want or need while you are in a very sleepy, relaxed state, and you won't remember anything afterwards. In order to better serve your needs, if you feel you are a phobic of having dental treatment, please do let us know at the time of making contact with us.
Experience Painless Injections
Too good to be true, dentists know that patients hate ”the needle”. The answer, a small hand piece that looks like a pen controlled by a computer allows the dentist to anaesthetise even the most difficult tooth virtually painlessly!
We know that some patients get more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. That's where the CompuDent system comes in, featuring the Wand - a small lightweight handpiece that resembles a pen. The computer controlled system allows for an even-flow delivery of anesthetic in a very comfortable, non-threatening manner. It eliminates the "bee sting" effect - the painful consequence from a surge of fluid into a confined tissue area. Even more, certain injections made possible with the Wand minimize the unnecessary numbness of the tongue, cheek, and face. Imagine leaving the dentist's office without a "fat lip!