Dental Anxiety Turner, Canberra
Dental anxiety can prevent anyone from taking care of their oral health. Our team at Bespoke Dental understands this and can help, and we will do so with compassion, not judgment. Our caring and skilled professionals are experienced with those who hate the dental chair, and we will do all we can to ensure you feel safe during your visit. And if pain is your fear, be assured that you will only experience minimal discomfort with our services, as we work with you to feel safe and secure.
Explaining Dental Anxiety
From Klaus Hueneke:
”If every dentist had such a lovely sense of humor going to the dentist would be a joy for everybody!”
How to Deal with Dental Anxiety
Deep breathing exercises help many with fears or anxieties. Practice deep and slower breathing while relaxing at home for at least five minutes each day. Anytime you feel anxious, find a quiet place and practice deep breathing by slowing your breath and relaxing your muscles more with each exhale. The more you practice relaxing, the easier it will be when you need to.
Muscle relaxation practices help one learn to systematically relax the entire body. Begin with your feet and focus on relaxing all the muscles and bones of your feet and work your way up through your lower legs, upper legs, torso, arms, shoulders, neck and head. Practice deep breathing as you do this to double the impact.
Meditation is a tool many use to learn to relax. Just like other practices, the more you do it, the easier it is to do and the more it will help. There are many ways to meditate, such as doing your best to quiet your mind to picturing yourself in your favourite place while focusing on feeling good. There are many online tools and apps that can help you learn meditation at home.
Hypnosis is another way to help you relax, and while you may have to enlist the help of a professional, this practice has helped many people overcome various fears and phobias.
Why Bespoke Dental
If your anxiety is extreme, we can use tools like happy gas or oral medications to help you relax. For those who are very anxious, sleep dentistry may be an option, so all you have to do is relax and when you wake up your work is complete.