Making dental visits stress free
We believe seeing your dentist should be comfortable and pain free. We understand many people feel anxious or nervous when it comes to dental visits. Our team of experienced and gentle dentists take the time to put your nerves at ease and ensure you are well cared for during your visit. We don't rush your treatment and take our time to ensure you receive high quality work, in a stress free environment.
Dental phobia and anxiety
Patients suffering dental anxiety will feel a sense of uneasiness when it’s time for their appointment, while patients suffering dental phobia have an intense fear or dread. Many of our patients tell us that their fear of the dentist comes from a poor earlier dental experience. It is our priority to establish good two-way communication and build a trusting relationship with our patients.
Techniques we use to help patients suffering dental anxiety or phobia are:
Discussing treatment needs in depth and explaining how they will be carried out
Offering regular rest pauses and creating a calm environment within our practice
Encouraging our patient’s indicate with a wave when they need time out
Benefits of regular visits
A dental examination is not only important for your teeth, but also for the prevention and early detection of serious health issues, like gum disease and oral cancer. When you suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, you will naturally avoid visiting the dentist until you have a problem. Unfortunately, many dental problems only become symptomatic when they are very advanced. By waiting until a tooth breaks or starts to hurt, you will find the procedure required to fix your tooth is very involved and costly. Most dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can be stopped or managed if the issue is detected and treated in early stages. Periodic dental visits are also critical when it comes to the early detection of oral cancer. If detected in its initial stages, in many cases oral cancer is completely curable.
Parents with dental phobia
As a parent with dental phobia, you can prevent your child from developing a fear of the dentist by not letting your own fear become theirs. Avoid putting fear into your child about visiting the dentist and never use coming to the dentist as a threat. Try your best to make dental visits a routine part of their lives, even if you avoid the dentist yourself. You can help your child avoid invasive dental treatment by practising good hygiene and dietary habits and by taking them to the dentist for routine checkups. If your child does require treatment, remember that modern dentistry has come a long way and restorative treatments are more comfortable than before and are most often completely pain free.