It is perhaps one of the more postponed trips for many people — the dental appointment. Fear and anxiety are usually the driving force behind cancelled or deferred visits to the dentist’s office. Both may either be traced to a previously horrible experience or a natural fear of the sharp tools that a dentist may use. But you must be well aware of the consequences when you neglect your dental health by postponing your visit to the dentist. Here’s how your anxious attitude towards dental care can change and why Gold Coast dentists are at the centre of this transformation.
One of the more dreaded procedures for any anxious patient is tooth extraction. The idea of getting your tooth pulled out can seem daunting. This fear might be borne out of the fact that a needle may be used to administer anaesthesia and that the extraction will involve the use of an elevator and forceps, the looks of which, for most people, can almost be like frightful, torture instruments. However, with recent advancements in dental technology, tooth extractions, particularly the more complicated cases (e.g. impacted wisdom teeth or infected teeth) can be done with as little discomfort and anxiety as possible.
Today’s dentistry allows patients to relax and feel comfortable through any procedure. Additionally, impressive X-ray machines may be used by a modern dental clinic. Some current X-ray machines can even take 3D images of your teeth, which can allow your dentist to diagnose diseases and plan the right treatments.
For a simple tooth extraction, Gold Coast residents can still rely upon the so-called chair-side manner of dentists. Chair-side manner means that your dentist gives you undivided attention even though they’ve got another patient waiting, that they know how to listen to you and are patient and friendly in answering your every question, and can do without the jargon in explaining a treatment plan or condition. In addition to these, ideal chair-side manner can also mean your dentist will know how to put you at ease through humour and tell you straight off if a procedure can make you feel some pain but still be able to reassure you. Your Gold Coast dentist can provide this kind of comfortable and expert dental care.
Habitually avoiding dental care can lead to several health issues, in addition to potentially losing a tooth. With impressive advancement in dental technology coupled with the reassuring manners and expertise of Gold Coast dentists, there is no reason for you to skip a dental appointment today.