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Feeling Anxious About the Dentist?

young woman smiling at dentistDental anxiety is a common issue that affects many people, making them hesitant to visit their dentist for regular check-ups and necessary treatments. At Exceptional Dental Care, we understand your concerns and strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported during your dental visits.

To help you overcome your dental anxiety, we offer various medical and behavioral support options tailored to your needs. Our goal is to ensure that you don’t avoid essential dental care, as regular check-ups and cleanings play a crucial role in maintaining your oral health and preventing more expensive and invasive treatments in the future.

Medical Support Options

We provide several sedation options to help you feel more relaxed during your dental appointments:

Nitrous Oxide: This mild sedative, also known as laughing gas, is inhaled through a small mask placed over your nose. It helps you feel more at ease during your procedure, and its effects wear off quickly, allowing you to return to your daily activities shortly after your appointment.

IV Sedation: A deeper level of relaxation can be achieved with IV sedation, which involves administering a sedative drug directly into your bloodstream. This option is ideal for patients who require more extensive dental work or have severe dental anxiety.

Diazepam (Sleepy Pills): Oral medication like diazepam can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation before your dental visit. You’ll need to take the prescribed dose an hour before your appointment and arrange for someone to drive you to and from the office.

Behavioral Support Strategies

In addition to our medical support options, we encourage you to try some behavioral techniques to help alleviate your dental anxiety:

Familiarise Yourself with Our Practice: Feel free to drop by our office and spend some time in the reception area without scheduling an appointment. This will allow you to become accustomed to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental practice.

Bring a Distraction: During your appointment, consider bringing a book or listening to your favorite podcast to help take your mind off the procedure.

Sip Soothing Tea: Enjoy a cup of calming herbal tea before your appointment to help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Your Comfort is Our Priority

At Exceptional Dental Care, we’re dedicated to helping you feel as comfortable as possible during your dental visits. By offering medical and behavioral support options, we aim to create a positive experience for all our patients, including those who are nervous about dental care.

Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from maintaining a healthy smile. Contact our office today at (08) 6154 0330 to schedule an appointment, and let us help you overcome your fears and achieve optimal oral health.

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