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Dental Anxiety

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Dental Anxiety


Do you suffer a dental phobia or dental anxiety? Are you anxious or worried about going to the dentist?

Don’t worry, you are not alone and we understand and will listen to your concerns. Don’t avoid going to the dentist, make an appointment to talk to Dr Linc the caring and the gentle team at Harris Dental Boutique Bargara.

At Harris Dental Boutique, we help patients with dental anxiety all the time. Having a fear of dental treatments such as Root Canal and tooth extractions is nothing to be ashamed of. We understand that there are a number of different things that can contribute to dental anxiety and fear.

We can help alleviate dental anxiety and phobias for you and your family with our FOUR main resolutions for patients who suffer from a fear of the dentist.

1. I’m Anxious That the Treatment Will Be Painful or Uncomfortable

It is not uncommon for people to feel anxious about a dentist causing pain during dental treatment. Worrying if your tooth extraction or root canal is going to hurt is stressful. Dr Linc is especially gentle when cleaning, scaling and performing your dental treatments.

Nevertheless, if you feel that you may need to be more relaxed during your treatment appointments, Dr Linc can prescribe an oral conscious sedation medication for anxiety relief. Conscious sedation dentistry with Dr Linc is prescribed in pill form. Once it has come into effect you should feel totally relaxed.

2. I Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While and I Don’t Want to Be Criticised or Judged

Patients may feel embarrassed because they needed treatment in the past and didn’t book the treatment appointment or they didn’t agree with a recommendation from a previous dentist.

At Harris Dental Boutique, we practice what we like to call ‘Blame-Free Dentistry’. This means that during your visits with Dr Linc, we will listen to your concerns without criticising or judging your oral health.

3. I Can’t Afford it

Dr Linc aims to provide quality dentistry that is good value. He doesn’t necessarily think he is the cheapest dentist, or the most expensive. We will never recommend unnecessary treatment, nor will we compromise your oral health with less extensive work when more is needed.

Dental visits can be pricey, and dental treatment like new dentures, a tooth extraction or root canal therapy can be expensive. However, there will be no surprises with our fees; we aim to keep you well informed for mutual consent.

If you have difficulty with the price, we can arrange for you to spread your treatments or the payments out if necessary. Find more information about our payment plan options here.

4. I Am Scared and Just Can’t Seem to Relax

Dental anxiety makes it hard to relax during your dental visit, which is why Dr Linc will try to make it as comfortable as possible during your time with us at Harris Dental Boutique. To help you feel less stress, we offer:


Televisions in each treatment room


Noise canceling headphones to listen to music, watch movies or TV


Blankets and pillows


Comprehensive consultations so your treatment options and costs are clear and there’s time for any questions you might have


The Wand which helps to make injections pain free


Longer appointments – we can go at your pace


Oral Sedation – Sleep Dentistry


IV Sedation – Twilight Sedation


Caring and gentle staff