Anxious Patients

Here at Shine Dental Clinic, we are passionate about making your dentistry as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our entire team have a wealth of experience in dealing with nervous patients. You are not on your own feeling anxious about dentistry. If our patience, care and gentle manner do not alleviate your anxieties, then maybe sedation is for you.

Intravenous sedation is a safe and simple procedure which makes you more relaxed and in a dreamlike state. You will be conscious throughout the procedure. However, you will no longer be fearful of having your treatment.

Sedation is particularly useful in the following cases:

  • Highly anxious about dental visits
  • Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • Receiving complex treatments/surgery
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Have TMJ troubles and cannot open your mouth for extended periods
  • Are afraid of needles in your mouth
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care

Sedation is only available for adult patients and an escort is required for the patient undergoing sedation. If you are interested in sedation or just wish to talk to someone about your fears please contact us.


If you are a nervous patient and frightened of injections then here is the answer.
The SleeperOne digitally controlled anaesthetic system enables Dentists to numb your teeth with minimal discomfort!

SleeperOne provides gentle anaesthesia quickly and effectively so you need never be frightened or nervous about visiting the dentist again.


Besides those who avoid the dentist because of potential pain and discomfort, there are another group of individuals who suffer from an almost uncontrollable gag reflex.

While a gag reflex is an inbuilt safety reaction which guards our airways, in some patients, it is so acute that dentists are unable to place anything in the or near the mouth – from mirrors to suction devices. Dental impressions can be particularly distressing!

As you can imagine, this makes most dental treatment virtually impossible.

However, in our ongoing search for comfortable and effective treatments for our patients, we have discovered that the use of acupuncture has proven an efficient and non-invasive method of controlling the gag reflex.

Using acupuncture to control a severe gag reflex has an almost instant effect and enjoys an 80 percent success rate.

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