Is it safe to go to a dentist during the coronavirus pandemic?

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The long and the short of it is that it depends on what your dental practice is doing to take extra steps to keep you and the staff safe.

At The Dental Lounge at Robina we are taking many extra precautions to ensure the safety of everyone and eliminate transmission of the virus.

Firstly and foremost, only fit and healthy patients are allowed to attend!  We are postponing any patients by several weeks if they have any symptoms whatsoever.  So keep this in mind, unlike a doctor’s office or a medical centre, our practice will only contain healthy people!

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Dental Anxiety, Fear, and Phobia

Is dental anxiety, dental fear, and dental phobia essentially the same thing? That's what I want to explain here in more detail, there are some slight differences. 

Anxiety involves apprehension about a situation, it is not usually about something that is happening, but about something due to happen in the future. For the majority of the population, a visit to the dentist does invoke some feelings of anxiety regarding your upcoming appointment. 

How to prepare your child for their first dental visit?

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Preparation of your child is crucial for ensuring their first trip to the dentist is a positive experience.  

Here are a few of my top tips for parents to make that first (and every) visit is a relaxing one. 

Most importantly, even if you have a great fear of the dentist or you are the typical “I hate the dentist” type of patient , please don’t pass this to your child by using negative words. Don’t talk about your fear in front of your child, use positive words and phrases about visiting the dentist.  

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All About 'Happy Gas'

Laughing gas, or ‘happy gas’ as you know it by, is a light sedative that offers a relaxing sensation during dental...

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Happy Gas!

Happy gas or laughing gas has been around for a long time and still has it's place in dentistry today - click here to learn how?

General Anaesthetic

There are times when even the excellent forms of sedation we can offer in the practice are not suitable. We understand that each person’s phobias and medical conditions are unique, after our initial consultation with you (and your medical physician if required) we may recommend that a general anaesthetic might be the most suitable way to complete the majority of your dental work.

Relaxing environment

Are you a little apprehensive?  We treat you with dignity and try to make sure you are relaxed.  The Dental Lounge was designed right from the start to be a relaxing place. 

Full Sedation

We have a great relationship with the local hospital, where our team are right at home and we will make sure you're comfortable too.  If you find the idea of being awake during dental work too frightening, this will be for you.