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Overcoming Dental Anxiety: Our Approach to Patient Comfort

Many individuals experience anxiety or fear when it comes to visiting the dentist. This apprehension often leads them to postpone or avoid dental appointments until they experience severe toothache or dental issues, which can exacerbate their anxiety. However, at our practice, we understand these concerns and strive to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for all our patients.

Sedation and Needle-Free Solutions

For those who struggle with dental anxiety, we offer sedation options to help ease their nerves. Our qualified sedationist can administer intravenous sedation by appointment, allowing patients to undergo treatment without discomfort or anxiety. Additionally, for individuals with a fear of needles, we provide an alternative solution called The Wand. This computer-controlled anaesthetic delivery system resembles a pen and offers a pain-free experience. We are committed to ensuring that every patient feels at ease and confident during their dental visits. For further support and information on managing dental phobia, we recommend visiting, the web’s largest resource for dental phobia, fear, and anxiety.

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The Wand

What Can You Expect With The Wand?

The first thing you can expect is to smile as The Wand is a computer unit and looks like a modern piece of equipment, unlike an old-fashioned syringe. You’ll notice that your dentist will look more comfortable using The Wand handpiece, as it is simply held like a pen. You might not even know you’ve had an injection – some patients say – “When are you going to do it? Your dentist might choose to numb up just one tooth. There will be no numbness of the tongue, cheek or lip. You return to your routine able to drink and smile. You can expect to be so happy that you tell all your friends and neighbours about your great experience at the dentist.

How Does It Work?

  • The Wand uses a small handpiece that looks like a pen.
  • The Wand gives a supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner.
  • The Wand uses a unique new technology, which is unlike any other.
  • The Wand works at a low pressure and a slow rate that gives improved anaesthesia.
  • The Wand works more effectively, resulting in a more pleasant experience
Read some patient comments on the Dental Practice Systems website. For more information, visit The Wand page at the web’s biggest Dental Phobia, Dental Fear and Dental Anxiety Resource for nervous patients. Try The Wand for FREE for the first time (usual fee £11.10).

Is painless numbing possible?

With The Wand it is. Dr Podrenek and Dr Nel offer The Wand at this practice. The Wand was developed to replace the traditional syringe in dentistry. As much of a revolution as an evolution, this computer-controlled anaesthetic delivery system is a logical progression from the syringe which has seen little change since its invention more than 150 years ago. With The Wand, dentists can bring one of dentistry’s last remaining antiquated designs into the 21st century. When it comes to going to the dentist you might not look forward to that appointment. However, The Wand makes the visit easier and more comfortable for you and your family.

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Why Choose Coniston Dental Practice for Sedation?

At Coniston Dental Practice, we understand that dental anxiety can be a significant barrier to receiving essential dental care. That’s why we offer sedation options to help our nervous patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatment. With the expertise of our qualified sedationist, we provide intravenous sedation by appointment, allowing you to undergo dental procedures without pain or anxiety.

Benefits of Choosing Us for Sedation:
  • Qualified sedationist for safe administration
  • Intravenous sedation available by appointment
  • Pain-free experience with The Wand
  • Compassionate care tailored to nervous patients
  • Advanced techniques to alleviate dental anxiety
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