Don’t let fear of the dentist ruin your oral health
Are you nervous about your dental treatment in Mackay? Here at Walkerston Dental in Walkerston, we totally understand that visiting the dentist can be a nerve-racking experience. Around 11% of adults worldwide experience dental phobia, so if you feel this way, you are not alone. And a much greater number experience a reluctance to come in for a check-up and have a tendency to avoid their dental surgery if they can.
And while this avoidance may not cause any immediate problems, over the course of time, your oral health will suffer. Imagine this scenario: someone has mild dental phobia. Being in the surgery makes them feel uncomfortable, so they tend to avoid it. They brush and floss most days and their teeth seem to be in pretty good health.
However, over the years, plaque and tartar builds up. This is because, no matter how great you are at your home oral hygiene routine, only professional dental equipment can remove this hardened substance.
So, because of this build up, tooth decay sets in. The gum starts to recede around a tooth or two and the patient experiences a dull toothache. They ignore this at first, hoping it will go away. However, one day they wake up in agony and there’s no getting away from the fact that they need dental treatment in Mackay. Only now they are going to have to pay for a more expensive emergency appointment, and get the problem resolved fast.
This situation only increases their anxiety and now they are starting to feel really panicky about sitting in the dentist’s chair. Not only are they worried about this appointment, but they are thinking about the ones that will follow. What if they need an extraction? A crown? Dental implant surgery?
It doesn’t have to be this way. Come in for regular dental treatment in Mackay and this could be avoided with check-ups and hygiene appointments. Our dentists are compassionate and understanding and will go out of their way to make your dental treatment in Mackay as easy on you as possible. Drop into the surgery today and find out what the options are for nervous patients.