Anxious Patients Brisbane, Fortitude Valley
Dental anxiety and phobias can happen to anyone and can stop you from getting the oral health care and treatment you need. Oral health is an important aspect of your overall health and when you can’t get the treatment you need, small problems can become big ones. We strive to take care of our anxious patients at Precision Dental in Brisbane and Fortitude Valley and will do all we can to provide you with a comfortable experience.
Dental Anxiety and Phobias
Dental anxiety or phobias are a condition in which dental treatment makes you feel stressed out, physically and mentally anxious, or stops you from seeking dental care.
It can begin from an early age with an overall fear of a medical office or can come about later in life after a painful dental experience.
While many people are not happy to go to the dentist, dental anxiety is another level of distress. Anxious patients may feel physically sick before or during their dental visit and might feel physical symptoms of anxiety leading up to their dental appointment.
These feelings may intensify along with pain as stress levels take over. The following are some symptoms and signs that one might have dental anxiety:
Avoidance of routine dental checkups and cleanings
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The Beginnings of Dental Anxiety
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How Precision Dental in Brisbane Fortitude Valley Can Help
If you suffer from fears or dental anxiety, we can help. We have experience working with anxious patients and incorporate techniques to help our patients stay relaxed and comfortable.
The following are ways we can help anxious patients:
Or nitrous oxide, is a light anesthesia that is administered with a breathing mask, allowing the patient to breathe in a mixture of fresh oxygen and nitrous oxide. The level of sedation can be adjusted to suit the patient and has a quick onset and offset.
Happy gas helps many patients relax, reduce anxiety levels, and help them get the treatment they need. We provide inhalation sedation at an affordable fee to help anxious patients.
Help nervous patients relax before and during treatment. If you are a very anxious patient, we can prescribe an oral sedative such as valium so you can take it before your dental treatment.
A Gentle Touch
Today’s anesthetic and dental technology is more advanced than in the past and many procedures cause little discomfort because of it. Local anesthetics are administered with very little sensation and are highly effective at mitigating pain. In many cases, patients who have treatments using oral sedatives or happy gas find they no longer need sedation in future treatments.
Today’s dental technology along with our skilled and compassionate team strive to make the dental experience a low-stress and even comfortable experience at Precision Dental in Brisbane.
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Home Practices for Anxious Patients
Deep breathing exercises
Are used by many to calm physical symptoms of stress.
Practicing deep breathing on a daily basis can help some people control stress and anxiety when they need it most.
Is a valid practice that is used to calm stress.
Try deep breathing along with calming music to help calm your mind, and incorporate the help of a music therapist for improved results.
Is a powerful technique for some people to overcome fears and phobias.
This is most effective with a professional therapist and regular practice at home, but worth the effort for some patients.
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Anxious Patients Call Today
If you are an anxious patient, call us today, schedule a visit, and let us know about your dental anxiety. We will be happy to do an extra gentle dental exam and assessment and let you get to know us.
Our professional staff and dentists will take our time and do our best to help you feel comfortable and relaxed so you can get the oral health care that you need.
Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.