Scared of the dentist? You’re not alone. It’s much more common than you would think.
It is not a usual thing to lie in a chair, with your mouth open, having one or two people hovering over you. Perhaps you’ve also had a bad experience in the past that is playing on your mind. So really, before any actual treatment has begun you’re probably already uncomfortable. When treatment begins real anxiety and panic can set in.
So how do you overcome this anxiety? It’s not straightforward and it will take a lot of courage on your part. The bravest step is walking through the door. You may want to bring a support person along with you and they are welcome to come into the treatment room with you.
We will do our part to make you as comfortable as possible. Let us know how you’re feeling so we can provide you with the extra support you need. Our ceiling mounted TV can play relaxation music and we will help you to slow down your breathing so panic doesn’t set in. In cases where dental phobia is extreme we can suggest medications to make you more relaxed during your treatment.
Then, once you’ve attended your first appointment, and as you attend appointments more regularly things will slowly get easier. Attending six monthly appointments has the added benefit of picking up issues with your mouth early so treatments do not become as lengthy or complex.
Avoiding the Dentist can affect not only your mouth and teeth but also impact your overall health. Please do not put off a visit because of anxiety or embarrassment about how you may react. We are here to help ☺️ #caringdentist #brisbanedentist #healthysmile - 13 hours ago