General Dentistry


Welcome to The Courtyard Clinic, a retreat for people scared of the dentist. We have been seeing nervous patients for many years and it’s our pleasure to do so. The satisfaction of getting someone who used to be so worried about entering a dental practice to enjoying visits with us is immeasurable and we have achieved this many times over the last 15 plus years.

We are Dental Phobia Certified; this demonstrates we have treated many nervous patients successfully.

We go above and beyond as a team to put you at ease. From the first call with our lovely receptionists, to dealing with your treatment coordination with Mrs. Alison Muir, to the actual treatment day with your dentist, we will be here to help and answer any questions.

Our experience in treating phobic patients means we fully understand what a big step coming to the dentist can be for many. We also recognise the importance of dental visits for such individuals as leaving your teeth untreated due to anxiety can cause bigger problems long term so it’s important to get you assessed and comfortable as quickly as possible. However, rest assured, it’s never too late to improve your oral health.

You’ll never be rushed or pushed into a decision at the Courtyard Clinic. You’ll always be made to feel very welcome, and in control at all times.

Nervous Patients Brochure

Take a look at our brochure to learn more about nervous patients at The Courtyard Clinic.


Nervous patients

The entire team is trained to deal with nervous patients to put you at ease.

We are Dental Phobia Certified; this demonstrates we have treated many nervous patients successfully.

We can design dental programmes specifically for nervous patients.


Nervous patients

We are a quiet practice without an open-door policy, your visit will be peaceful.

Very importantly, we never judge your teeth and we all want to help. If you need a kind dental practice, look no further.

We offer in house entertainment. Kick back, put in your headphones and watch your favourite movie or TV show! This takes away any noises and makes for an enjoyable experience.

We are different from the rest. If you have had a bad experience somewhere else, share that with us. We are here to listen and change the way you feel about treatment by tailoring our service towards your needs.

Treatment Techniques

Nervous patients

We offer sedation techniques to take the edge off treatment, for more information, see below.

Modern local anaesthetic swiftly numbs the area of treatment so you don’t feel any pain. We can use The Wand for local anaesthetic to make this aspect of treatment more comfortable, for more information, see below.

The Wand

Here at The Courtyard Clinic we believe in investing in the latest dental innovations, such as The Wand. This ensures an optimal patient experience.

The Wand is a single tooth anaesthesia system that allows for greater precision and contained numbness in a dentistry environment.

Why do more patients prefer The Wand over other injection methods?

The Wand is generally associated with less discomfort and a more controlled numb sensation than other anaesthesia injection methods.

Since the injection is so precise, only the area around the affected tooth will be numbed so that you can return to work following your procedure should you wish.

What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is an effective way of making you feel more at ease during treatment. It doesn’t put you to sleep like a general anaesthetic; you’re still conscious and able to talk with your dentist. Instead, it puts you into a deeply relaxed state, where you won’t feel any discomfort or pain.

  • Intravenous (IV) sedation: where a sedative is injected into your arm


  • Oral sedation: where you take a medication an hour before treatment to give you a mile sedative effect


What’s more, sedation isn’t just for invasive procedures. You can also have it for more routine procedures like our popular airflow hygiene procedure, where your dentist will give you a scale and polish to ensure your teeth are thoroughly clean.


I recently undertook sedation for a tooth extraction at the Courtyard Clinic. I suffer from occasional anxiety attacks in constrained circumstances and was concerned that I would find the procedure difficult to ensure. Sedation was recommended and made all the difference. The sedating professional had a very reassuring ‘bedside manner’, and worked in a very professional partnership with my dentist. Although I remember nothing of the operation itself – no discomfort, no anxiety whatsoever – I am assured that I was conscious and co-operative throughout the thirty minute procedure. My thanks to the whole team.


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