Helping you relax
Too many people, particularly if they have had a bad experience at the dentist, going back to the Dentist can be a very worrying experience and the cause of much apprehension.
All dentists at John Street Dental recognise that the key to anxiety control is to be outgoing and caring to gain the patient’s confidence. Your comfort is foremost to us at John Street Dental, both while in our relaxing reception area and while having your treatment in the dental lounge.
Beyond excellent communication John Street Dental now also offers the following means to assist patients in getting the treatment they need.
1. Relative Analgesia (aka Happy Gas)
This is the slow administration of a mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen through a nosepiece. This is excellent for apprehensive adults as well as children as there are no after effects. The patient remains conscious, relaxed and even euphoric during the treatment.
It can be used for all dental treatments and has a good effect in reducing the gagging reflex if a patient has a touchy throat.
2. Good pain control through Local Anaesthetic:
Good local anaesthetic technique can make all dental procedures a painless experience. All John Street Dental dentists apply a combination of topical skin cream initially (to avoid the sensation of injection) and a very slow application of the solution to minimise any discomfort.
Patients compliment our team daily on the how gently and painlessly this part of the treatment unfolds.
3. Headphones & Music, Television:
For patients concerned about the ‘Noise of the Drill’ a portable music player with headphones is available and is quite a popular means of reducing the outside sound level. Background music is always playing in all surgeries.
You can also bring your own with your favourite tunes to listen to on your own device.
4. General Anaesthesia:
For patients whose fear of dentistry is insurmountable and who need a reasonable amount of work done John Street Dental has arrangements with a local Specialist Anaesthetic Practice to do General Anaesthetic work.
This usually needs a two week lead time. This is also excellent for Children who aren’t able to tolerate or cooperate sufficiently for treatment in the dental chair. There are of course additional costs involved.
Administered with a fine needle, local anaesthetic is used for longer or more invasive procedures. The area being treated is completely numb so you don’t feel a thing and although it may feel and sound a little funny for a while afterwards, it usually wears off after an hour.
Every member of the John Street Dental team is here to help in any way they can and answer your questions. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and provide you with all the information you need in non-medical terms so you can make the right decision for your oral health.
To schedule a consultation appointment, discuss treatment options, dental plans or ask advice, contact our friendly team.
John Street Dental is located at 116 John St, Redcliffe QLD 4020. You can call us on (07) 3284 2244 of more information.