Nervous Patients

Nervous Patients

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!

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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 gas is completely safe for both adults and children.

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 a 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! Choose your own show, start where you left off in that series you just haven’t had the time to watch, lay back and take your mind off the rest of the world.

Our wonderful dental assistance dogs Boston and Harvey put even the most anxious patient at ease! We think they have a sixth sense for nervous patients and will greet you with a big hug when you walk through our doors.

Boston and Harvey 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 or Harvey ready with doggy cuddles.

Our practise is driven by one simple thing – our values.

We firmly believe that the best dental services can be provided only with the most up-to-date technology. This is exactly why we have digital X-ray machines that allow for X-rays with the lowest radiation dose, pain-free electronic anaesthetic delivery and microscopes that ensure that every treatment is as precise as possible.

We at Terrigal Dental also believe that keeping patients waiting creates stress and anxiety. For this reason, we very rarely run late, which means that you will not be spending too much time in our patient lounge – even though it is a very nice and relaxing space.

  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • General dental treatment

Our aim We go the extra mile to provide the best dental services in NSW

At Terrigal Dental, we are a progressive practice, wholeheartedly committed to our community of patients. Our welcoming, professional and caring team strive to ensure patients are cared for ethically and meticulously, providing clear, honest communication of all options for optimal personalised dentistry.