Do you have a fear of the dentist? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Dr Linc and his gentle and caring team at Harris Dental Boutique help new patients with dental anxiety all the time.
Having a fear of the dentist is nothing to be ashamed of. We understand that there are a number of different things that can contribute to dental fear. Find out how we can help alleviate dental phobia for you and your family with our three 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 treatment. Often times this kind of anxiety is not needed. Dr Linc is especially gentle when cleaning, scaling and performing treatments for patients.
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
At Harris Dental Boutique in Bundaberg, 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.
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 – there is no need to be.
Listening to your past experiences with dentists and your personal concerns will give us the opportunity to better understand your unique case.
3. I’m worried that my teeth need a lot of work and I don’t think I can 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. If you have difficulty with the price we could arrange to spread the treatments or the payments out if necessary.
Do you have a fear of the dentist?
Dr Lincoln Harris and his team are here to help. Have you or someone you know visited Harris Dental Boutique before? Find out what patients have to say about the clinic and leave a review if you have had a previous experience with us that you believe others could benefit from. Every piece of feedback is helpful for the growth and development of our dental practice here in Bargara.