You are not alone! We are here every step of the way to guide you and support you through your treatment.
Here at Lonsdale Dental Centre we understand that fear of the dentist is a very real problem that many patients face. We realise that anxiety can prevent you from receiving the best treatment for your oral health, and our caring team have helped many patients over the years to overcome their perception of dentistry.
When you know and understand what will happen at your dental appointment before you attend it, you will feel more in control which will help to make you less anxious. We welcome our patients to arrange a complementary visit or a telephone call with our Treatment Co-ordinator, Dawn, who will talk to you in a non-clinical environment over a cup of coffee and explain exactly what to expect at your dental appointment. Dawn is also able to attend appointments with you, or answer any questions about your treatment which you are unsure about. She is always only a phone call away. Our Treatment Co-ordinator services are available at no extra charge, as part of our exceptional service.
Our friendly, gentle Dentists will always give you the opportunity to voice your concerns. They will explain any proposed treatment to you in detail before commencing, and you will always have the opportunity to consider your options before you commit to treatment. All of our Dentists are very familiar with treating nervous patients in a calm, respectful way and will use the latest techniques to make your visit as comfortable as possible.
We also offer intravenous (IV) sedation at the Practice which is given by a Sedationist or Anaesthetist which is a highly trained doctor who will administer the sedation and stay with you throughout the procedure. You will feel relaxed and a little drowsy but still be able to communicate with the Dentist if you need to. Often after the procedure patients say it went very quickly and they don’t remember any details of the procedure.
The after-effects of sedation will last for some time after your appointment, so you will not be able to drive or drink alcohol for 24 hours, and should bring a friend or family member with you to make sure you get home safely.