Dental Anxiety is managed at East Melbourne Dental.
We understand that this can have major effects on you and your dental health and we take your concerns seriously.
We have successfully treated many people with dental anxieties or dental phobias. Dr. Graham Culy is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist and has completed training to help you manage your progress through the dental experience.
When we are anxious or fearful we need to:
- Be treated like an individual with individual needs and not to feel judged.
- Have a sense of being in control of our treatment.
- Build up a relationship of trust in our dentist or hygienist.
Our team is trained to assist you from the first time you make contact with us. We will ask you whether there is anything in particular you need to make your visit more manageable and pleasant. You will be offered options such as spreading treatment over several appointments, numbing paste prior to anaesthetic, noninvasive treatments, sedation dentistry, relaxation music, and if needed, pre treatment sedation.
Dentistry is improving in leaps and bounds: our top of the range equipment and techniques offer minimal or no discomfort. We use the Wand Anaesthetic System which greatly minimizes any discomfort of anaesthesia. In fact many patients don’t even know they have had an injection. We also use Laser Dentistry wherever possible so there is no drilling.
If you have an anxious child, we have specialist dental therapists in Melbourne trained to work with children and to slowly get them used to having dental treatment. We make a fuss of them and give them a balloon and make the experience a positive one.