At Southlands Smile Clinic we understand that some of our patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. For some people, it’s a fear of needles. Others worry about post-procedure discomfort. Whatever the reason, our friendly and caring team will listen closely to your concerns and help you relax throughout your appointment.
We use a local anesthetic to numb your gums prior to beginning treatment, but some patients need special assistance to calm their fear, eliminate gag reflexes, and minimise the risk of other unpleasant reactions. In this instance, dental sedation is used to alleviate anxiety, control pain, and help you relax during the entire procedure.
At Southlands Smile Clinic we have different sedation options available, with the effects ranging from mild relaxation to conscious sedation. A review of your concerns, preferences, and medical history will help us choose the one that works best for you.
If you suffer from dental phobia, please do not hesitate to let us know. The team at Southlands Smile Clinic is committed to providing you with a relaxing and pain free appointment each time, and will calm your fears no matter what it takes.