Do you suffer from dental anxiety or find yourself hesitant to visit the dentist?

Smile Central and our patients have benefited from major advances in dental techniques, technologies, and materials, as well as pain and anxiety control management and techniques. Public awareness of oral health has improved significantly over the past decades, however, despite these advances making negative preconceptions of the dental office a worry of the past, dental anxiety continues to be a serious problem suffered by many patients worldwide. Given its high prevalence, it is not unexpected that it remains strongly linked to dental care avoidance.

“Wow.. it’s really good to go to this place as not only are they good at what they do, they also are extremely professional and have a host of snazzy equipment that I have never seen before… Every review was absolutely amazing and true as I couldn’t care less about the negative past dentist practice.. you’ll find out just like I did..as I was concerned when I first went..not now
I can now eating on the left side of my mouth again
Thanks Chris!”

What causes dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a complex, multidimensional experience that no single variable can entirely account for its development. Patients who experience dental anxiety are likely to overestimate the pain prior to dental procedures. For new patients, dental anxiety is also attributed to the fear of the unknown. At Smile Central, we understand the severity of dental anxiety for some patients and the impact this fear can have on dental avoidance and your overall oral health. Before any procedure, our dental professionals will chat with you about any concerns you may have, and adjust our approach accordingly. Our new patient medical forms also include a dental anxiety section where you can express your level of concern prior to receiving any treatment.

Dental pain

Dental pain has been cited as the most common fear and the primary reason for individuals to avoid the dental chair. These outdated expectations of dental pain are related to conventional dentistry before the development of modern equipment and sedation options to relieve discomfort.

Loss of control

Visiting the dentist involves sitting in the dental chair and placing your trust in the hands of your dentists. Understandably, for some this can resonate with the dental fear of uncontrolled constraint and helplessness.

Embarrassment

Dental assessments, cleans, and treatments involve being in close proximity to a dentist and allowing an intimate and vulnerable part of your body to be in full view of others. To some, this can feel claustrophobic or embarrassing and discourage further visits to the dentist. Some patients suffer embarrassment due to poor dental hygiene or perceived neglect and would prefer to not to put themselves in a position to be potentially ‘judged’. Smile Central professionals are understanding, kind and sensitive to any and all of your needs in relation to any form of anxiety.

Dental sedation

Smile Central professionals approach dental anxiety with compassion, understanding and a gentle touch to help minimise your dental phobia.

We offer a range of anxiety management tools to help soothe your nerves. We are a licensed facility to provide nitrous oxide to medically relax patients who suffer from severe anxiety and difficulty to remain still ; this is only administered if you consent or ask to receive this treatment. This is an option if you would feel more comfortable during your procedure with some extra assistance.

Our caring approach

Smile Central is pleased to offer a range of dental anxiety management solutions, which aim to reduce the triggers of stress and ease anxious patients. We are compassionate about you and your dental status. No judgement, no over-servicing. Only conservative recommendations to address your specific dental concerns and needs. At Smile Central, we have seen many unsure, disappointed and discouraged patients come to us from other practices who have been delighted with the ease of our treatments and caring nature of our team. We believe in being transparent about all aspects of your dental condition, diagnosis, and discussing your treatment options.

“I wish I could give 10 stars! I am absolutely terrified of the dentist and needed a crown. Chris and Amanda were just so amazing at reassuring me every step of the way and ensured I was comfortable and painfree. My anxiety levels were so high but now I know I shouldn’t have been afraid at all. My crown was completed in under 3 hours and I now have a shiny new porcelain tooth. They were just so amazing that I’ve recommended Smile Central to all my friends and family.”

“An intelligent, articulate dental practice, that does not overservice. I highly recommend Dr Chris and his team of lovely people.”

  1. We approach dental care with a compassionate outlook on diagnosis and treatment with patient respect.
  2. Discussing every aspect of dental assessment, treatment options and associated costs for the patients to make a well-informed decision.
  3. Using the latest in state-of-the-art dental technology and innovative techniques to improve patient comfort and oral health.

Smile Central always involves patients in every step of their dental treatment to help alleviate dental concerns for a more comfortable and stress-free experience. A number of our reviews come from anxious patients who receive the best care possible.

 

Some of our reviews from anxious patients:

“I highly recommend Chris at Smile Central. I had a terrible fear of going to the Dentist until I went to Chris and his team. I have been going there for several years now and my fear has gone completely. Chris is very experienced and the whole team are very caring and supportive. I would not go to any other Dentist. Thank you Chris and the team at Smile Central for making my visits a very pleasant experience.”

 

“The team are amazing and very caring especially with our 9yo daughter. Highly recommend this dental practice if you are looking for a very thorough and caring team.”

 

“Wow.. it’s really good to go to this place as not only are they good at what they do, they also are extremely professional and have a host of snazzy equipment that I have never seen before… Every review was absolutely amazing and true as I couldn’t care less about the negative past dentist practice.. you’ll find out just like I did..as I was concerned when I first went..not now
I can now eating on the left side of my mouth again
Thanks Chris!”

 

“I was always so nervous to go to the dentist but Dr Chris and the girls make it such a good experience. They are so friendly and professional. I always recommend them to anyone that says they need to find a dentist.”

 

“An intelligent, articulate dental practice, that does not overservice. I highly recommend Dr Chris and his team of lovely people.”

 

“I wish I could give 10 stars! I am absolutely terrified of the dentist and needed a crown. Chris and Amanda were just so amazing at reassuring me every step of the way and ensured I was comfortable and painfree. My anxiety levels were so high but now I know I shouldn’t have been afraid at all. My crown was completed in under 3 hours and I now have a shiny new porcelain tooth. They were just so amazing that I’ve recommended Smile Central to all my friends and family.”

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