Suite 2, Victoria House, 734 Albany Highway East Victoria Park, WA 6101

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2915 Albany Highway, Kelmscott, WA 6111

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Anxious Patients

Don’t let dental anxiety stop you from replacing missing or damaged teeth. At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we’ll help you take control over your oral health and restore confidence in the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Dental Fear Stops Here

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Many patients come to us with dental fear, anxiety and even phobia that has stopped them from seeking treatment to replace missing or damaged teeth in the past. It takes time and courage (and truly being fed up with pain) to act and get help.

At Perth Dental Implant Centre, dental fear stops here with us. Our skilled and experienced team of dental professionals are trained to care for anxious patients. We’ll support you through your entire treatment journey by providing:

  • a dedicated treatment coordinator
  • ongoing treatment and recovery advice and;
  • follow-up care and phone check-ins

We also use a number of coping strategies to make your experience as calm and comfortable as possible.

Learn more about how our team can help to alleviate your dental fear so you can get the treatment you need.

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What Causes Dental Anxiety

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We see patients everyday who experience high dental fear. It’s one of the main reasons for delaying dental care. High dental fear is so common, it affects 1 in every 10 Australian adults. There could be a number of reasons for your dental anxiety, the most common causes are:

 

  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of needles
  • Loss of control
  • Lack of personal space
  • Past dental trauma or past traumatic experiences of a loved one
  • a history of head or neck trauma
  • generalised anxiety or other mental health conditions

The first step in overcoming dental anxiety is finding a dentist you trust and talking through your anxiety and any past experiences that have caused distress. Together, you can create a plan for managing your fear, so you can get the treatment and care you need.

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Dental Implant Surgery Under Sedation

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Most surgeries for placing dental implants are performed under a local anaesthesia to help numb any pain, the patient remains awake during the procedure. For many people, local anaesthesia is sufficient for surgery. However, additional sedation methods may be recommended depending on the comfort levels you hope to reach and your specific treatment. These sedation methods include:

 

Medical conditions and medications can limit your suitability for certain sedation options, we encourage you to ask your dentist about it during a consultation. They will assess your medical history and recommend the most suitable sedative for your individual needs.

Read our blog Coping with Dental Anxiety to learn about the coping strategies we use for patients receiving dental implants.

Advanced technology for better care

Modern dental technology has transformed patient care for an overall better experience at the dentist. At Perth Dental Implant Centre, we use 3D digital scanning software which avoids the need for gag-inducing dental putty and intraoral photographs to show you exactly what your dentist can see.

We can also use digitally guided implant (keyhole) surgery when placing dental implants. The benefits of using digitally guided implant surgery versus freehand surgery include better accuracy, increased outcome predictability, less invasiveness, shorter surgery time and faster healing time. These aspects in modern dentistry can help deliver a more comfortable experience for nervous patients.

If you have questions about dental implant treatment or you’re ready to book a consultation with Dr Norcross, please contact our team at Kelmscott on (08) 9495 7999 or East Vic Park on (08) 9470 3944.

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