Anxious patients can ease their fears with the Wand
Dental anxiety is a term used to describe fear, anxiety or stress in a dental setting. It is more common than most people realise and being afraid to visit the dentist can result in delaying or avoiding necessary dental treatment.
At DB Dental, our dentists, therapists and hygienists are committed to providing you with the most comfortable experience possible. We treat all of our patients this way but for our most anxious visitors, we have additional solutions such as:
- Improved pain relief and anxiety relieving techniques, such as sedation and also known as “happy gas”.
- Technical advances in equipment to reduce pain, such as ‘the Wand’.
- Tools and equipment to reduce the length of procedures and minimise time in the chair.
- More detailed education and communication around possible treatments, procedures and outcomes.
The thought of a needle can be the biggest fear about visiting the dentist. ‘The Wand’ is an alternative to a syringe and is a computer-controlled injection, used for the injection of local anaesthesia. The shot is guaranteed to be slow and steady, which increases your level of comfort. The stinging pain patients feel when receiving an injection is often caused by the fluid being injected too quickly. As a computer regulates the Wand, this factor of pain is eliminated. You can experience the Wand at our Joondalup practice.
Avoiding the dentist can result in the deterioration of your oral health, a greater need for emergency care or more complex treatment. Regular dental check-ups and cleans can help your practitioner find any problems early, so that simpler and less invasive treatments are needed. Book with DB Dental online now to see how they can help you.
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