How can I overcome my fear of going to the dentist in Mackay?

Fear of the dentist is an extremely common fear that many people have. It is up there with fears such as being afraid of spiders and public speaking.  It can get so bad that some people will never visit a dentist even if they are in immense pain.

Dentist in MackayThe underlying reasons for someone to be afraid of going to the dentist can be varied.

At Walkerston Dental, we want you to feel comfortable and welcomed from the minute you meet us. It is important that you let us know if you are uncomfortable in any way about seeing us.  By doing so we adopt the right approach for you and can do all that we can to ensure your appointment goes smoothly and as anxiety free as possible for you.

Your local dentist in Mackay is understanding and non-judgemental. There is no need to feel guilty about not visiting the dentist for a long period of time or ashamed about the condition of your oral health. We are healthcare professionals who are trained to ensure we provide you with the best possible care and to leave you with a smile that you are happy and comfortable with.

Nobody should have to endure pain and we want to rectify any issues that you may have. Perhaps you have had a bad experience elsewhere before, resulting in your avoidance of further visits to a dentist. If that’s the case, rest assured that we have a range of techniques and solutions to help.  This includes the ability to provide range of sedatives that result in you feeling relaxed calm and with minimal pain.

Your comfort is important to us and we like to think the atmosphere at your dentist in Mackay is a peaceful, professional and welcoming one.

What can you provide me to help me with my fears?

Communication is key.  Speaking to one of our friendly team members and we will endeavor to provide you with as much information as possible so that we can help alleviate fears that you have. With knowledge comes power and we aim to provide you with the power to move beyond irrational fears and help yourself emotionally and physically.

We take our time during a consultation to ensure that you are feeling comfortable and you feel in complete control of the situation. During a check up or initial consultation, be honest with us about how you are feeling.  Discuss with your dentist your concerns, so that they are aware of your feelings and can give you the information that you need so that you can make an informed decision about whether sedation options are suitable for you.

You should be proud of your smile and want to share it with the world. All we want to do is help you to bring that smile into reality.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.