Does the very thought of visiting your dentist make your palms sweat?
You may well be suffering from dental phobia or dental anxiety and you my friend, are most certainly not alone. High dental fear affects about one in seven Australian adults making it one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders in the country.
How dental anxiety or phobia can affect your oral health:
Avoiding the dentist can result in the worsening of dental disease, a greater need for emergency care or more complex treatment. High levels of dental fear are associated with poorer oral health outcomes such as decayed and missing teeth.
At Mingara Dental our caring, experienced and gentle team will do everything we can to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and calm as possible.
Scared or anxious about getting dental treatment? Here are five ways to deal with dental anxiety at Mingara Dental:
1. Professional team you can trust
The moment you enter the practice you will feel the difference at Mingara Dental. From the warm, friendly smiles on arrival to the thorough consultations provided by the highly experienced and skilled team as they take you through step by step your best options. All whilst utilising cutting edge technology and equipment in the state- of- the art Mingara Dental clinic.
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2. Personalised service
A commitment to providing personalised service for each and every patient is at the cornerstone for Mingara Dental. Our team take the time to listen to your needs and design an individualised treatment plan to exceed your expectations; starting with education on procedures, treatment processes and more, so you can make an informed decision regarding your oral health.
3. Premium dental treatment
We are so proud to be able to provide our community with premium dental treatment right here on the Central Coast. Some may have to travel far from their nests to have specialised dental treatment done which can be most unnerving. Now you can keep to your own neighbourhood and save time and expense while receiving the high-quality care you deserve. The depth of onsite technology and range of services all under the one roof ensures patients can be treated onsite and will not need to be referred out for additional appointments for more complex dental treatment.
4.Dental sedation options
Dr David Bassal, Dr Ned Restom and the Mingara Dental team are thrilled to be able to offer our patients more options when it comes to sedation during dental, sleep dentistry and their experience.
Not only do we offer convenient in chair sleep dentistry and sedation during dental treatment, we are now also working with some of the best anesthetists and nurses to deliver excellence, operating on a weekly basis at the Brisbane Private Waters Hospital.
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5. COVID safe practice
We understand that you may be feeling uneasy about visiting your dentist due to the current environment. We want to reassure you that it is completely safe to attend dental appointments and it is now more than ever most important to ensure that your oral health is in check as it directly correlates to your overall health and wellbeing.
At Mingara Dental we are closely monitoring all official announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are following recommendations provided by the health authorities. We stringently follow and comply with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and AHPRA approved standards of infection control and are also taking additional precautions for our valued patients and team.
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So, if you are a dental phobic, don’t despair Mingara Dental is here to help you keep calm, comfortable and smiling!
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Armfield JM. The extent and nature of dental fear and phobia in Australia. Australian Dental Journal 2010;55:368-377.