Coping With Dental Anxiety
Anxiety Relief Melbourne CBD
Dental anxiety is common and potentially problematic, both for the patient and for the dental team in managing patients.
Furthermore, fear still presents a major barrier to the pace of dental treatment.
Avoiding a visit will dental health issues worsen and may result in the kind of treatment that is causing the fear.
Are you scared of visiting your dentist?
Do you have a fear of needles?
Are you afraid to pick up the phone to book a dental appointment?
These might sound absurd – but they are real.
Studies show that patients fear 3 things in the dental office — loss of control, embarrassment, and pain.
Anxiety & Pain Control Plan
What you need is a plan, which starts with a simple visit to your Melbourne CBD dentist.
This will involve an exam and several X-rays of your teeth and jaw to help identify problems.
Your Melbourne CBD dentist will discuss any concerns with you and your options for fixing what is wrong. It needs to be a plan that fits what you want to achieve and your budget.
Your Melbourne CBD dentist will:
- Start with the simplest things and gradually work towards the larger issues as we help you overcome your fear.
- Consider techniques to alleviate anxiety and fear, such as happy gas and sleep dentistry.
- Talk through everything that is going to happen so that you understand the oral health benefit that will result from the treatment.
- Listen to you and your dental concerns.
For most, the treatment needed is not as bad as they first thought, and by the end of it, they are happy to continue with regular dental examinations.
Anxiety Relief in Melbourne CBD
If visiting the dentist scares you to the point of missing your appointments for treatment, talk to us. Your Melbourne CBD dentist will discuss the available options that suit your preferences.
Call us on (03) 9642 8955 or schedule an appointment online.
We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dental anxiety?
Who can suffer from dental anxiety?
How to manage dental anxiety or phobia?
There are several ways to help people manage dental anxiety. It is important to let your Melbourne CBD dentist know if you have dental anxiety. Discussion around the individual triggers of anxiety can help your dentist work with you to make a treatment plan just for you.