Anxious Patients

shutterstock_1568350Are you the type of person who avoids having dental work done because you have a strong aversion to dental treatment? If so, you are not alone. Many people are put off going to the dentist and this is usually due to underlying fears. Perhaps a bad dental experience as a child or a high gag reflex. Whatever the cause, we realize that the anxiety is real, and that it is our job to do what we can to alleviate it. For some, a gentle calming manner is sufficient, though others require something more.  It is now time to relax; we have a number of ways to allay your fears.

  • The Wand, syringe free dental anaesthetic system
  • The Velopex Aquacut, drill free dentistry.

The Wand

anxious-patients-dentist-sevenoaks_clip_image002We know that some patients get more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle and syringe. That’s where the Wand – a small lightweight handpiece that resembles a pen. The computer controlled system allows for an even-flow delivery of anesthetic in a very comfortable, non-threatening manner.

The Wand uses a unique new technology, which is unlike any other. The wand uses a small hand piece that looks like a pen. This system gives a low pressure supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner.

It eliminates the potential “bee sting” effect – the painful consequence from a surge of fluid into a confined tissue area. Even more, certain techniques made possible with the Wand minimize the unnecessary numbness of the tongue, cheek, and face. If you have needle phobia then The Wand is the perfect solution for you.

Velopex Aqua-Cut, air abrasion unit

How Does Air Abrasion Work?
During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay: a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air that runs through the special dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then “suctioned” away.

  • Air abrasion generates no heat, sound, pressure, or vibration.
  • Air abrasion reduces the need for anesthesia, particularly if the cavity is shallow. For deeper cavities, the air and abrasive powders may cause some sensitivity.