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Dental Anxiety

Do you suffer from fear, anxiety or stress when visiting the dentist? Dental anxiety is common and can affect people of any age. Being anxious during a visit to the dentist can result in worsening of dental related disease, a greater need for emergency or complex treatment and ongoing health problems. Regular visits can actually help prevent these more stressful occurrences so that it doesn’t feed into your anxiety and create even more stress and trauma on your body. If anxiety is preventing you from caring for your teeth, please know there are strategies we can put in place to help ease the stress of visiting us.

Likely causes of dental anxiety
  • a prior traumatic experience with a dentist – please discuss this with us
  • trauma to the head or mouth
  • traumatic life experiences such as abuse
  • loss of control
  • issues with trust
  • invasive and intrusive of personal space
  • depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety
  • claustrophobia
  • OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
Signs and symptoms of Dental anxiety
  • racing heartbeat or palpitations
  • stress
  • sweating
  • shaking
  • low blood pressure or fainting
  • fear of pain
  • distress, crying or feeling panicked
  • aggression or humour to mask feelings
We have many techniques that can assist you in managing your anxiety whilst you are receiving treatment such as
  • discussion of any particular concerns
  • listening to music
  • watching tv
  • happy gas
  • green whistle
  • taking frequent breaks
  • medication

If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment on (02) 86779094 or fill out your details to contact us.

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