Do you worry about the thought of getting into a dental chair? Do you shudder when you walk past a dental surgery?
A consistent worry around the world is that of needing to attend dental check-ups and, unfortunately, the reasons as to why tend to follow a similar pattern for many patients. Oftentimes, it is due to a bad experience in childhood, which has left a phobia or it may be due to a more recent visit when you were lectured by a poorly trained dental professional.
Either way, whatever the cause of your concerns or outright dental phobias, our team can help.
At Kings Dental Subiaco, we want to help our more nervous patients and understand that dental phobias are serious issues. We will take the time to get to know you and, should you wish to, we can even offer you non-clinical appointments, allowing you to meet our friendly team without undertaking any oral examinations. Taking it at your speed, we will help you to feel more relaxed and will ensure that you feel comfortable at all times.
So, what are some of the tools that our team at Kings Dental Subiaco uses to help our patients to relax?
If you find the sound of pan flutes soothing, our team at Kings Dental Subiaco can offer you a set of headphones, to help you drown out the sounds of the surgery.
Or, we can offer you a guided meditation in the form of Renu. Alternatively, you can bring your own music in to distract you while we look at your teeth.
Should you wish to have a more removed experience while in the dental chair, we can offer you nitrous oxide or laughing gas.
This will enable you to feel more relaxed, while also allowing our team to perform any procedure that we need to. Once we remove the mask supplying you with the nitrous oxide, you will be free to go about your day as usual, with no unwanted side effects.
If you want to be partially sedated during your check-up with us, our team can offer you an oral sedative to help you feel more comfortable.
At our surgery, we use valium, which will help to block certain parts of the check-up from your memory. However, as this is a benzodiazepine medication, we must recommend that you check its suitability with your general medical practitioner beforehand.
Like oral sedation, but supplied in an intravenous drip, IV sedation will help you to relax in the dental chair, while also blocking any memories that you have of the treatment itself.
Should you undertake IV sedation, you will need to bring along a friend or family member to escort you home and you must not operate heavy machinery for 48 hours post-treatment.
If you want to be totally unconscious for your dental procedure, we can arrange for it to be performed under local anaesthetic at a nearby day surgery. Great stuff!
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.