I need to get to the dentist, but I am nervous

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Here at Spa Dentist Parramatta, we know that there are many people for whom going to the dentist in Parramatta is very difficult. Perhaps you are someone who struggles with anxiety or nervousness about going to the dentist. Perhaps you have other barriers to getting to the dentist such as a busy schedule or a young family.

Our dentist would always promote regular dental care as part of your overall health and well-being. Because of this, here at Spa Dentist Parramatta, we are passionate about trying to make dentistry accessible to people from all sorts of backgrounds with various needs.

Dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is a common problem for lots of reasons. It’s possible that a lack of exposure to the dentist may cause some nervousness around going, or perhaps you’ve had a painful experience in the past, which means you’re now anxious about going back to the dentist. If that’s you, you should know that coming to our dentist is important, and we are here to support you and make your experience at Spa Dentist Parramatta as comfortable as possible. Various strategies can be put in place if you find yourself to be a nervous patient.

Here at Spa Dentist Parramatta, we are proud to offer sedation to our patients who would find this helpful. Sedation can help you access the dental care you need and maintain good oral health habits. We also believe that having an open discourse about dental care is important; this could include what you can expect from your appointment, how long you can expect a treatment period to last and any other aspects of dentistry that might be causing you some anxiety.

If you have questions about what to expect or feel you would benefit from a conversation with us, please do give us a call. We’d be happy to chat through that with you. Sometimes it might be more appropriate for our dentist in Parramatta to have this discussion with you during your appointment, explaining exactly what’s going to happen.

Where appropriate, another option we can offer is same-day dentistry; this can promote the alleviation of anxiety that you may be feeling by reducing the number of days you need to come to our clinic. Having it all at once can give you a sense of closure about the treatment that you’re undergoing. If that’s something you would benefit from, please do let us know, and we will discuss whether the treatment you need can be done all on the same day.

Busy schedule

For our patients who have got busy schedules, we are proud to be able to offer virtual consultations; this is something that can help you access dental care at a time when you can’t necessarily come into the practice. Your virtual appointment gives you time to discuss what’s going on with our dentist in Parramatta and for us to tell you how we can help you.

Embarrassment

We know there are lots of barriers that can prevent people from coming to us, one of which is embarrassment from not being able to access the correct level of dental care in the past. This is something that we recognise, but we also believe that nobody should feel embarrassed about their dental health. We’d encourage you to come see our dentist in Parramatta no matter what your dental health currently looks like, so that we can help meet your needs.

For more information about any of our treatments and about being a nervous patient with us here at Spa Dentist Parramatta, have a look at our website or get in touch with us.

Disclaimer

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.