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Dental Fear

Easing Dental Fear or Anxiety

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(08) 9242 4400

Office Location

322 Vincent St, Leederville

Email Us

smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Dental Fear Management Leederville

Oral health is widely considered one of the most important aspects of our overall wellness.

dental fear management leederville

However, perhaps just as prevalent is the fear of the dentist or the dental practice.

This fear can come from several emotions related to worries over your oral health and possible bad experiences you may have had at the dental office during your younger days.

Given the importance of oral care to your overall wellness, a fear of the dentist shouldn’t hold you back from regular check-ups and cleaning appointments.

Still, it’s not easy for everyone to go to the dentist.

Signs and Symptoms of Dental Fear

People with dental fear may experience:

  • Sweating
  • Racing heartbeat or palpitations
  • Low blood pressure and possible fainting
  • Visible distress, crying or signs of panic
  • Withdrawal, or using humour or aggression to mask anxiety

Some anxious patients intentionally skip dental appointments and may find it difficult to undergo dental treatment regardless of whether it is simple or complicated.

How Dental Fear Affects Your Oral Health

Going to the dentist, getting preventive care, and addressing issues are critical to your dental and overall health.

how dental fear affects your oral health leederville

Letting your dental fear hold you back from going to the dentist or getting recommended treatments can lead to negative outcomes, such as:

Not to mention the symptoms and risk factors for various other dental-related issues (like TMJ, sleep apnoea, and even oral cancer) that will go undetected or untreated.

Going to the dentist is only for your benefit. Keeping this fact top of mind is important for your journey in overcoming your dental fears.

Overcoming Dental Fear

If you wonder if you should talk with your dentist about your fears and worries, the answer is definitely YES.

If your dentist knows your fears, we can better work with you to determine the best methods to make you less nervous and more relaxed.

Here are some ways to help you cope:

  • Ask your Leederville dentist to explain what’s happening at every step of the appointment so that you can prepare for what’s in store.
  • Establish a stop signal, like raising your hand to let your dentist know that you’d like them to stop what they’re doing. Use it once you become uncomfortable, want to rinse your mouth or need to catch your breath.
  • If sounds are the problem, use earbuds to listen to your favourite music.
  • If your anxiety is severe, your Leederville dentist might recommend using nitrous oxide gas or IV sedation to help calm it.

Dental Fear Management in Leederville

Dental visits are not as dreadful as you think they are. Their goal is to keep your oral health on track. If you’re trying to overcome your dental fear, keep the tips discussed to make your appointment comfortable as possible.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

To learn more about dental fear management in Leederville, call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Is dental fear common?
You would be surprised how common dental fear is.

Several people fear the dentist so intense that they can be considered people with dental phobia. So yes, dental fear, as we can conclude, is way more common than it really needs to be.

Who can suffer from dental fear?
Dental fear affects people of all ages. From children who have unpleasant experiences with dentists in the past and grow to fear dental procedures to adults who have never seen a dentist in their life, anyone can suffer from dental fear, including you.
What are my options?

If you suffer from mild or moderate dental fear, nitrous oxide is a great option to help you feel more relaxed. Inhaled through a soft nose mask, nitrous oxide quickly induces feelings of detachment and euphoria.

For patients with more acute fear, oral sedation induces a deeper sense of relaxation. Oral sedation, together with nitrous oxide, deepen the relaxation for patients with severe dental fear.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.

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