Stress, fear and anxiety are extremely common feelings when people think of visiting the dentist. You are not alone. We here at Avenue Dental are proud to say that we have helped countless anxious patients. Please spend the time reading our reviews and you will find that many of them are related to how our dentists have eased their patient’s nerves. This is a wonderful feeling for the patient, as well as the whole Avenue Dental team.
Your specific needs are important to us and we would like to take steps to ensure that you feel as safe and comfortable as possible at our Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore, Bli Bli, North Lakes, Baringa, Sippy Downs, Tewantin, Murrumba Downs, Beerwah and Woolloongabba practices before you even enter the door. Once we are aware that someone is anxious about a dental visit we can take steps to address this concern.
An example of what you might tell our receptionist and our response is found below: Some of our patients decide to use a 0-10 point scale, where 0 is perfectly content and 10 is shaking with fright. Your score will then be noted in your file for your potential dentist to review. If our dentist is aware that you have an anxiety score of nine when you think about seeing a dentist or having your teeth fixed, they would discuss this score with you at length. You are in control.
Many of our anxious patients decide that they would rather have a consultation than treatment right away and this is perfectly fine!
We are confident that we can accommodate almost any request you may have. We want nothing more than for you to be comfortable, and we are passionate about providing you with the best possible experience. For example, on occasion, after a dental consultation you may decide that you are not able to proceed with your dental work under local anaesthetic alone. Your dentist at Avenue Dental will talk to you about the option of having your teeth fixed using twilight sedation or general anaesthetic locally on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
If you are anxious, please take the time to read through our website at length. Call any of our friendly staff during our extended office hours and we will work with you, at your pace, to decide the next step. We look forward to seeing you when you are ready!