Have you been been procrastinating your dental visit or suffering in pain because of fear of the dentist? There are few people who feel completely relaxed when visiting the dentist, and at Terrigal Dental, we take pride in providing options to take the stress out of your dental appointment.
Our dentists understand that feeling anxious about the going to the dentist is very common and our team is experienced in caring for nervous patients. We have had great success in turning anxious patients into happy patients who enjoy coming back to see us.
If you’re nervous about dental treatment or would like some more information, call us on 02 4384 2101. We like to bring all of our nervous patients in for a consult before starting treatment to discuss your specific concerns and come up with a plan that is tailored to you. We look forward to seeing you!
We have many ways of making your dental visit more relaxing including:
Our practice uses the Wand, a computerised dental injection system, which injects anesthetic at a slow and steady rate that is more comfortable. This, combined with our numbing paste, allows most patients to feel very little when receiving anesthetic. Patients who are used to more traditional methods of anesthetic love the difference and many, after receiving the anesthetic, often don’t realise that the injection has already been done!
At Terrigal Dental we offer ‘happy gas’ also known as nitrous oxide to help you feel relaxed. Happy gas works within seconds, and wears off within minutes once the gas is removed, meaning you can still drive home safely after your appointment. Happy gas can make you feel sleepy and give you a sensation of floating, so you can completely zone out whilst your dental treatment is being done. Happy is completely safe for both adults and children
Oral sedation is one of the easiest ways . Oral sedation simply involves taking a pill one hour before your treatment. Once your treatment starts, you will still be able to communicate with the dentist and assistant, but will feel relaxed and enjoy treatment that is virtually pain-free. Oral sedation is a good option for longer and more involved procedures as it is long-lasting and provides a deeper sense of relaxation than happy gas.
Many patients say the worst part of going to the dentist is the sound of the dental drill. But with Netflix on the ceilings and our noise-cancelling headphones, you can completely zone out and won’t even notice the sound of the drill! Even better,
Our wonderful Delta-qualified therapy dog Boston puts even the most anxious patient at ease! We think he has a sixth sense for nervous patients and will greet you with a big hug when you walk through our doors.
Boston can even accompany you in the surgery and will comfort you by sitting beside you or on your lap as you have your treatment done.
If you need some canine affection to get you through your dental appointment, let us know when you book and we will make sure to have Boston ready with doggy cuddles.
We also believe that keeping patients waiting creates stress and anxiety, so we very rarely
run late, which means that, as nice as our patient lounge is, chances are you won’t be
spending very long there.
Our aim is to provide our patients with a warm, welcoming environment in our patient lounge which is equipped with the latest magazines as well as a Espresso machine and water.BOOK APPOINTMENT