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Anxiety about Dental Treatment

Some people can feel physically ill at the thought of visiting the dentist or feel nervous or find it hard to breathe when waiting for a dental appointment or in the dental chair.  Being anxious about dental treatment is very common but if you avoid making dental appointments despite having problems with your teeth, then it can impact your health and lead to bigger problems that may be harder to treat in the future.  At the dental gallery we understand you are anxious. We are caring and compassionate and have developed ways to reduce that anxiety.

Why do people have Dental Anxiety?

  • They learn it from their parents who have similar reactions
  • They have had a bad experience in the dental chair
  • They experience the feeling of not being in control while receiving dental treatment
  • They are embarrassed over the state of their teeth
  • They are afraid of being lectured over neglecting teeth
  • They are afraid  of injections or having pain
  • They find it difficult to breathe through their nose
  • They don’t like lying down flat in the dental chair
  • They don’t like the sounds of the drills
  • They don’t like the feel of the dental tools against their teeth
  • They are afraid of the possible side effects of anaesthetics

Choosing your Dental Surgery carefully

  • Our dentists and hygienist care about you
  • Ours is a modern dental surgery where treatment is delivered in an relaxed, unthreatening environment
  • We provide an atmosphere for our clients that is comfortable and relaxed
  • We invite clients to discuss their anxiety and phobias
  • We encourage patients to gradually work through their anxiety and give them time and support
  • We can put forward practical solutions to help overcome dental anxiety
  • We understand the sheer effort some people take to walk in through the door of a dental surgery
  • We do not to lecture nor cause embarrassment to our clients

So do consider The Dental Gallery in Point Cook and walk through our doors. You will find us welcoming and professional. You can even watch a video of what our practice looks like and also read about our doctors, oral health therapist and other staff members in the Our Team section of our website.

What do you do when you come in for the first time?

  • Our dentists and hygienist care about you
  • Ours is a modern dental surgery where treatment is delivered in an relaxed, unthreatening environment
  • We provide an atmosphere for our clients  that is comfortable and relaxed
  • We invite clients to discuss their anxiety and phobias
  • We encourage patients to gradually work through their anxiety and give them time and support
  • We can put forward practical solutions to help overcome dental anxiety
  • We understand the sheer effort some people take to walk in through  the door of a dental surgery
  • We do not to lecture nor cause embarrassment to our clients

So do consider the dental gallery in Point Cook and walk through our doors. You will find us welcoming and professional. You can even watch a video of what our practice looks like and also read about our doctors, oral health therapist and other staff members in the About Us section of our website.

Other solutions that can help:

  • Accompanying or  being accompanied  by a family member to their dental appointment, provides an opportunity to view and get a feel for the clinic
  • Relaxation techniques or yoga prior to appointments
  • Premedication from your GP may help with the initial visit
  • Listening to your iPod or MP3 player during treatment
  • Hypnotherapy can sometimes help
  • We encourage you to call us and chat with our friendly staff to feel more relaxed.
  • We encourage you to visit and familiarise yourself with our practice even without making an appointment.
  • At certain times during the year we hold practice open days and we invite you to meet our dentists and visit the longest established practice in Point Cook.