Does the thought of going to the dentist make your heart-rate increase? Do you break out in a
cold sweat just walking past a dental surgery?
Rest assured, you are not alone!
Frequently appearing in the top te most common phobias, fear of the dentist is an extremely common phenomenon. Usually caused by an unpleasant experience during childhood, this phobia can have a detrimental impact on both mental and physical health. After all, humans are likely to avoid things they find unpleasant and so, those who are afraid of getting into the dental chair often have poorer oral health, which can lead to more complicated conditions if untreated.
At Kings Dental in Subiaco, our dental team work to make any patient who is nervous about the dentist feel comfortable and at ease. With a combined team experience of over 40 years, we pride ourselves on our compassionate approach and will take the time to listen to any fears or concerns you may have during a check-up or treatment with us.
How else can our dentists at Kings Dental in Subiaco help you manage your fear of the chair? Read on to find out!
For those whose concerns are on the milder side, our team at Kings Dental in Subiaco will take the time to listen to your worries and discuss with you openly what they think needs to be done.
We will take any treatment at your pace, allowing you to tell us if you need a break and ending check-ups and other minor procedures if you tell us you are overwhelmed.
We will, if required, agree a set of hand signals with you so that we will know when you want us to stop when we are examining your mouth.
Is it the sound of the drill that puts you off?
Don't worry. Our team can provide you with a headset, that will play relaxing music to distract you while we work on your mouth.
Our headsets can also play ‘Renu’ if you prefer; a set of relaxing sounds to guide you into a calmer mindset while building a positive association with the dental chair.
Need a bit more than relaxing sounds? Not a problem!
We are also equipped to provide you with nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax your nerves and make you feel happy during any check-up or treatment. Your memories of the procedure will be largely removed and you can go about your day as normal afterwards.
Our team is also able to offer both oral and intravenous (IV)sedation to those who need a bit more than laughing gas.
If undertaking IV sedation, you must make sure that you have an age-appropriate, responsible friend or family member with you to take you home.
If you want a truly removed experience, our team can offer you a general anaesthetic.
However, this option will need to be performed at the local hospital by an anaesthesiologist.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.