35 million people on an average go through anxiety just before visiting a dentist. This anxiety gives rise to so much stress that patients often end up postponing their appointments. Without (at least) a yearly dental check-up, minor tooth problems go unnoticed and they end up turning into serious dental issues. Thankfully, with the latest innovations in dental care, patients can now choose from a range of pain-free dental procedures that make a visit to the dentist an absolute breeze.
Types of Pain Free Dental Techniques
If you’ve always been afraid of getting a jab at the dentist, you’ll be relieved to learn about the latest system of administering pain-free injections known as The Wand. The Wand is a computerised machine that controls the flow of anaesthesia delivered to the patient. When The Wand is used along with a topical anaesthetic, the patient feels little to no pain at all. Dentists are also using a combination of painkiller medicines and sedatives to help patients cope with the anxiety they feel during tooth extractions or other oral surgeries. While the sedatives make you feel drowsy, you won’t lose consciousness and you’ll come out of your drowsy state soon after the administration of the sedative has been discontinued.
Patients undergoing complicated dental procedures are also offered general anaesthesia as an option. Procedures that require general anaesthesia are usually performed in a hospital setting.
How to Reduce Anxiety
Although pain-free dentistry is practised nationwide, a lot of people are still anxious about undergoing treatment. This is completely normal and the best thing to do is to discuss your fears with the doctor.
You must get adequate rest the night before undergoing any surgery. Bring a friend or family member along if you need support before and after surgery. This is especially important if you’re receiving some form of sedation as you won’t be able to drive soon after the surgery. Listen to relaxing music before the surgery and talk to the doctor about arranging a signal so you can let the surgeon know when you’re uncomfortable or in pain.
One of the most important things you could do is to choose a provider who makes you feel at ease. Experienced dentists know how to deal with nervous patients and they offer the right pain-control techniques based on the procedure being done and the patient’s medical history.
Why Choose MyDentist@Applecross?
If you need dental implants, tooth extraction, or wisdom teeth removal surgery, trust the professionals at MyDentist@Applecross. Our main goal is to offer you high-quality dental health services in a warm and friendly environment. Dr Orb, who is accredited at two-day surgery facilities in Perth, performs dental surgeries on patients who opt for general anaesthesia. IV sedation is also offered at the clinic to those who are anxious about dental treatments.
MyDentist@Applecross gives priority to patients who make emergency dental bookings by offering early morning or late evening appointments. So don’t bear that pain any longer. Give us a call on 9316 0555 or get in touch online