Don’t Fear the Needle! Hyde Park Dental’s solutions to Dental Phobia

If you have dental phobia Hyde Park Dental Care has a relaxing solution…

Visiting the dentist is a seemingly trivial experience for most of us, but for some it’s actually an extremely agitating experience which can hit them with waves of anxiety and nervousness. If you are like the minority and experience fear of the dentist then Hyde Park Dental Care located in Sydney caters to you and can provide you with the comfort and peace-of-mind you need to want to go to the dentist.

According to a recent study the demographic with the largest number of dental phobia cases was middle aged women aged approximately 40 years of age. According to this study there can be a number of reasons for the occurrence of dental phobia or fear and a few existing mental contexts that can put you at risk of dental phobia. These include:

  • Post-traumatic stress from a negative dental experience
  • Catastrophising/alarmist response
  • Poor pain threshold

Post-traumatic stress is the most logical explanation for dental phobia, however sometimes people’s perception of the dentist can be skewed by a catastrophising response to experiences. This response is an over-exaggeration of an experience, which means that if the original experience is even moderately uncomfortable, their brain will make it about 10 times worse, causing their nervousness to be expanded into a full-blown paranoid phobia. In order to avoid this happening with your dentist make sure you make an effort to remember every part of your treatment and be aware of how you’re feeling most of the time. More often than not, you will really be feeling fine and later you will embellish these feelings with imagined pain or discomfort. Although the feelings may be not true to the history, this does not make what you’re feeling any less real or serious to us at Hyde Park Dental, as we cater to every type of dental phobic and understand your feelings of nervousness.

We offer virtually pain-free and relaxation dentistry…

Pain in dentistry is a tricky topic and is the one reason why people often avoid the dentist chair. Most people who visit us here in our Sydney practice exclaim during their appointment “I don’t have to have a needle do I?” this is a question that we do take seriously and therefore have invested in technological equipment to erase the need for manual injections that allow for human error. ‘The Wand’ is the epitome of modern dental technology and is an extremely convenient device used to administer sedation dentistry. Shaped like a pen, it assists your dentist when injecting anaesthesia and makes your experience much more comfortable due to the computer-controlled delivery technique. This piece of equipment improves pain so much that you’ll almost think it’s magical!
We also offer other relaxing sedation options to guarantee that your visit to Hyde Park Dental is as comfortable as possible.

These include:

  • Topical anaesthetic that can be applied before any injection
  • Pre-operative oral sedation
  • Physical relaxation techniques including correct body posture and breathing techniques
  • Soothing music
  • The option to watch DVD’s whilst receiving your dental treatment

If you would like to find out more about our sedation and general treatments visit us at Hyde Park Dental Care or book an appointment by contacting us here.

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