That sinking feeling in your stomach, the sweaty palms and the dry mouth – dental treatment triggers feelings of intense dread and anxiety for many of us.  Studies have shown that 75.76% of all medical emergencies in dental practices is related to stress and anxiety!

 

 

Dental Anxiety is not limited to particular populations or countries,  It is prevalent worldwide. And studies have shown that up to 20% of all people suffer from extreme levels of Dental Anxiety, more so in women than in men.

 

 

Dental fear or anxiety is learnt from direct traumatic experiences usually from childhood, or learned indirectly from friends, family or mainstream media; who put dentistry in a bad light.

 

 

The good news is that dental anxiety can be unlearnt!

 

 

Over the years, we have come to understand thoroughly the reasons why our patients fear the Dentist:

 

  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of the dental drill (especially the high pitched noise)
  • Fear of the dental injection needles
  • Fear of dental surgical procedures (especially dental implant surgery and wisdom teeth surgery)
  • Fear of the potential loss of teeth
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of helplessness and dependency
  • Fear of gagging when dental instruments are placed in your mouth

 

 

If you have any of the above fears, we empathise with you.

 

 

And you have our promise that we will do all that we can to help you overcome and unlearn your fears, so that you can finally receive the dental treatment that you want and need.

 

 

Many patients deal with their fear of dentistry by simply avoiding the dentist! When major problems develop (for eg: a severe toothache, an infected gum abscess or a broken tooth) after years of neglect or accidental trauma, the fear becomes mixed with guilt and embarrassment and patients worry whether their condition is the worst that we have ever seen. This potent cocktail of emotions can be a real barrier to seeking dental treatment.

 

 

At Elite Dental Group, we believe that dental fear should not prevent you from being able to receive the treatment you need and want.

 

 

Our business exists because of our mission to eradicate dental anxiety in our community, one person at a time.

 

 

All our training, equipment and systems reflect our mission, and this forms the core foundation for how we approach all the services that we offer at our practice.

 

 

With time and training, most of our dentally-anxious patients unlearn negative associations successfully. We use neck pillows, dark glasses, noise-cancelling headphones, blankets and aromatherapy to help to keep you comfortable during procedures. Our clinic decor, staff training, equipment investments and operational systems are all driven by our assumption that any patient who walks through our doors has at least one type of dental fear.

 

 

For anxious patients who require urgent treatment, our team of specialist anaesthesiologists offer safe and effective sedation options to guarantee an anxiety-free and painless experience.

 

 

Currently we offer:

 

  1. Oral anxiety relief using sedative medication to help you relax before any procedure (for eg: Midazolam)
  2. Intra-Venous sedation where you will be in deep sleep, monitored during your sleep for safety, and when you wake up you would have no memory of the procedure or pain.
  3. Full General Anaesthesia in a day surgery setting for patients who require extensive surgical procedures and for very anxious young children.

 

 

Additionally, we place great importance on your child’s first dental visit with us, to ensure that he or she never grows up with a memory of a traumatic dental experience.

 

 

This is how we believe that we have made a difference to the community we serve.

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