Nervous Patients

We take pride in the treatment of nervous patients. There is no greater satisfaction than to help a nervous patient get to the stage where they can either accept and become comfortable with their anxiety or overcome it.

How do with this?

Easy, with patience and care. We take time to listen to your concerns and proceed with treatment slowly and carefully. We make sure you are fully numb before we start treatment and stop when you ask us to.

We have honed our anesthetic technique to a point where an injection is almost completely painless.

For the patients than need some extra help with treatment we can offer treatment with laughing gas or under IV sedation.

Laughing gas is nitrous oxide. It is an odourless gas which is administered with a small nose piece, it takes 5 -1 0 minute to work and when it does it makes you feel like you are floating and distant from the surgery. This gets you to a stage where you just don’t care about your anxiety and we can start treatment in comfort. Once finished the gas wears off in 5 minutes and you can drive home.

IV sedation ( intravenous or twilight sedation). This is the ultimate option for anxiety-ridden patients. This service is provided by a specialist anesthetist in our rooms. They will place a little needle in the back of your hand through which they administer some wonderful relaxing medications. You are not put to sleep, but it’s the next best thing, and usually when it’s over you have little to no memory of the treatment provided. Under IV sedation we can often provide all your treatment in one sitting. It’s important to note that you have to fast for 6 hours before the treatment and you cannot drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after.