Fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias and maybe a legacy from the yester-years of dentistry that has been passed on to you by your parents and grandparents.
Modern dental clinics are clean, friendly places where the staff place great importance on making you feel comfortable and welcome, and the more often you visit your dentist the better you’ll feel about it.
However, there are still some people who have an irrational fear of their dentist, so here are some tips to help.
With Knowledge Comes Power
You know that fear is all in your head, and that nothing bad will happen to you at your dentist appointment, but you just can’t seem to control the anxiety.
The best way to manage your fear is to face it, so the more you know about your dentist, the clinic and the procedures, the less anxiety you’ll feel.
For those with severe anxiety, you can visit your dental clinic with a trusted friend or relative and speak to the friendly team. Ask all the questions you need to before getting in the dentist’s chair.
The dental team and the staff at the front desk are trained to handle anxious, fearful patients and they’re happy to help you overcome your anxiety any way that works for you.
Share your Fears
Your dentist understands that you may be fearful and one of the best ways to alleviate the stress and anxiety is to let him/her know about it.
They’ll walk you through any treatments you need to have so you know exactly what will happen and why. That way there’ll be no nasty surprises and your dentist can take your concerns into consideration and tailor the treatment to suit you.
Choose the Right Time
By letting the team at the dental clinic know of your fears, they can schedule an appointment at a time that suits you, further alleviating any stress — whether it’s a an early appointment, so you’re not thinking about it all day, or an appointment at a quiet time.
Choose the Right Dentist for You
By far the best way to overcome your dental anxiety is to choose the right dentist, which is often easier said than done.
No one wants to be judged by the condition of their teeth, so choose a dentist that’s more focused on helping you achieve a healthy, winning smile.
North Lakes Dental Clinic
At Mango Hill Dental we’re Brisbane’s smile perfectionists and our friendly team is dedicated to making you look and feel beautiful with a dazzling smile and white, healthy teeth.
We can fix or maintain your smile with a full range of affordable and life changing preventative, general and cosmetic dental treatments to give you the confidence to take on anything life offers you.
Call us on 07 3482 2209 to make an appointment for a consultation, or for more information about our dental services.