One of our core promises at Azure Dental is with regard to Pain Free Dentistry for the nervous patient. We appreciate how historically, dental practice hasn’t necessarily been this way and patients have had previous bad experiences and dental anxiety issues with dental care while trying to look after their oral health.
The aim of Azure Dental is to undertake dental health care in a very calm and gentle environment. Using modern tools and techniques combined with special care and attention, we are able to give this promise to our patients and make them feel at ease while visiting the dentist.
We regularly see people who have avoided the dentist for a number of years- 5/10/25 or more, having recently treated a patient who had not seen a dentist for 47 years- a new record for Dan. This is often related to a bad previous experience from childhood when visiting the dentist. Unfortunately, putting off dental treatment that is wanted or badly needed can result in greater pain and further anxiety creating a downward spiral of health and discomfort.
BUT, with lots of discussion and listening to your concerns at the initial consultation and extra time provided to make sure everything is planned and staged exactly right during any treatment. Ensuring that it is totally comfortable, totally pain free, unrushed and a good experience all round within the practice.
To help things further you can also always bring your own calming music or request a playlist from Spotify. Or, bring a friend or family member to come along into the room with you if you wish, to have more support during any treatment.
Listen to what Teresa had to say about her treatment at Azure Dental, being a very nervous patient who hadn’t seen a dentist in about 25 years. The Azure Dental team helped her feel relaxed enough to undertake the necessary dental health treatment required.
We go to great lengths to make every person feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed allowing them to take their time in feeling confident with us. If you are still a very nervous patient then you may prefer to undergo gentle sedation during treatment. We have the faciity to offer either sedation in tablet form or for greater relaxation with ‘conscious sedation‘ using the services of a Consultant Anaesthetist. The drug provides a state of deep relaxation, but you remain awake and responsive and can understand commands. A side effect of the drug though, is that of amnesia- meaning it will feel like the appointment was over in a flash and you will remember very little if anything of the treatment the next day. After 24 hours recovery (no driving, cooking, operating machinery) you can return to normal life- with better dental health.
If you feel extremely anxious, have a fear of needles, had previous issues with getting completely numb and failing to have a comfortable pain free experience, you struggle with a strong gag reflex, severe sensitivity or other complex dental needs then this may be the solution for you to enable treatment to be completed.
You do not need to be embarassed, worried or afraid at the state of your teeth- you can achieve a good looking, healthy smile for life.
We can help!
At Azure Dental we appreciate that in order to keep your smile at its best it is essential to have a thorough, stress free smile assessment.
Our healthy smile assessment ensures that nothing is ever missed.
Early diagnosis will greatly reduce the risk of dental emergencies such as toothache and lost crowns and fillings. This will in turn enable you to stay healthy and enjoy a confident smile for many years to come.
Your assessment will include:
This examination protocol will allow the Azure Dental team to make sure that you are involved in every stage of your visit and will allow us to provide you with the very best possible care.
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“As a very nervous patient Dan put me at total ease and gave me confidence to achieve my ever wanted ‘perfect smile’. The final results were fantastic and I would highly recommend this friendly and professional practice to anyone contemplating veneers.”General Dentistry
Our practice is dedicated to keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth for life. We spend time to get to know you first of all; enabling us to discuss and plan together how you wish to be taken care of and then by providing the best care that dentistry has to offer.
The Azure Dental membership plan is the best way to keep you dentally healthy throughout your life. A regular monthly payment covers all your health reviews, with loyalties and fee reductions also included.
Fully flexible finance is available to ensure everyone is able to undertake his or her own ideal custom health plans. Finance can start from £500 and can be arranged over 12 months at 0% or spread out up to 5 years on an interest-bearing basis.