At Aura Dental, we understand that many patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. Our staff are sympathetic and experienced in working with nervous patients and will always take your concerns seriously. We will always take the time to listen to you and will provide you with hand signals to indicate that you need a break at any time during treatment.
There are many causes of fear or phobia of the dentist. You may have had a bad experience in the past, or may have heard exaggerated horror stories from family or friends. There may be a specific trigger for your fear, such as the sight of a needle, the sounds of the drill or the smells of a dental practice. You may fear not being in control, or worry about being judged if you haven’t visited a dentist in many years.
Whatever the cause of your fear, at Aura Dental we will do everything we can to help you overcome it. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile. You will always be treated with care, respect and professionalism.
Aura Dental has been designed to create a peaceful, soothing and calm environment specifically with your needs in mind. From the moment you enter our patient lounge our aim is for you to feel relaxed and comfortable. You can even listen to your favourite music through headphones while having treatment to aid relaxation.
We also offer the option of referral to a hypnotist, who can help you overcome your fear of the dentist, and also provide treatment under sedation.
Oral sedation is a good option for patients who are afraid of needles. You will feel relaxed and unbothered by your treatment, but will not be asleep so will be able to cooperate with your dentist.
IV sedation is a stronger form of sedation delivered by a qualified anaesthetist. Again you will be very relaxed, but awake and able to cooperate with treatment, and will remember little about your treatment when it is complete. You will need someone to come with you to your appointment if you have treatment under sedation, and they will need to drive you home and keep an eye on you for the rest of the day. You must not drive, cook or operate machinery until the next day, as the sedatives will take a while to leave your system. Your dentist or anaesthetist will provide you with full aftercare advice.