4 ways to treat dental fear without medication

4 ways to treat dental fear without medication

treat dental fear without medication

Treating dental fear without sedatives or anaesthetic If you are averse to treating medical conditions with prescribed drugs, you'll be happy to know that there are several ways of treating dental fear without medication. Dental fear is nothing to be ashamed of — it's so common that over 60% of the…

How The Point Dental is preventing the spread of COVID-19

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We're taking extra precautions — find out what they are Our knowledge of the novel coronavirus is rapidly changing. The information contained within this article is correct at time of publishing. For the most current advice, please see your state government's health advice. At The Point Dental, we're remaining up-to-date…

The history of treating dental fear

woman sitting in dentist chair scared of dentist

Dental fear and how to overcome it Did you know that more than 16% of adult Australians experience high levels of dental fear? Fear can be debilitating. It can lead you to cancel dental appointments and live with poor oral hygiene instead of getting the treatment you need when you…

The difference between inhalation sedation and oral sedation

dentist treating female patient

Choosing the right sedation method to control your dental anxiety Anxiety about going to the dentist affects more people than you think. For some, it's caused by a previous bad experience. For others, it may be the feeling of not being in control. The problem is that dental conditions don't…

How to overcome bad past experiences at the dentist

Getting past your anxiety about going to the dentist Research shows that between 5 and 8% of people avoid dentists out of fear. In fact, up to 20% of people have enough anxiety to put off a visit to the dentist until absolutely necessary. Many people with anxiety about dental treatment…

What to expect from dental sedation

male dentist talking to a patient sitting in dentist chair

The appeal of sleep dentistry? You sleep, we treat. If you feel unease, anxiety or downright dread in the lead up to a dentist visit you are not alone. In fact, one in six patients suffer from dental fear. Such fear may feel hard to shake, but thanks to advanced…

How dental sedation for children works

pediatric dentist administering inhalation sedation to a child

Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work? When a child needs extensive dental treatment, dental sedation can make the process painless and easy. Naturally, as a parent, you'll want to know what's involved in the process before your child's procedure. It's sometimes necessary to sedate a child…

What types of dental sedation treatments can I have?

woman at dentist

Overcome dental fear and anxiety with calming treatments Going to the dentist is something that you might be putting off, especially if you've had a bad experience in the past. Whether you fear potential pain, the drill or needle or find the process uncomfortable, being anxious about visiting the dentist is…

Sleep dentistry for root canals

Sleep dentistry for root canals

How sleep dentistry makes root canal treatment easy and painless An infected tooth can cause extreme pain, sleepless nights, and even life-threatening abscesses. Root canal treatments are critical. Yet many people keep putting off their appointment. Why? Because they hate going to the dentist. Dental fear is something everyone can…

Is sleep dentistry safe?

is sleep dentistry safe

Go to sleep and wake up smiling with sedation dentistry Visiting the dentist makes shoulders tense and stomachs drop. Many people would rather endure the agony of a toothache than visit the dentist. But like taxes, visiting the dentist is a pain we can’t avoid. This is a painful reality…

Can you get dental implants with bone loss?

getting dental implants with bone loss

Breakthroughs in dental implant technology can overcome bone loss Any time your teeth or gums experience trauma, you’re at risk of bone loss. It may be caused by gum disease or injury, but bone loss is most often the result of dentures or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants prevent bone…

How much does sleep dentistry cost?

how much does sleep dentistry cost

The costs of being sedated at the dentist The dentist can be a source of anxiety for many. Dental fear affects almost one in six Australian adults. Thankfully, now you can access sleep dentistry — a form of dental work which involves sedation. Only, you may now have a new…

Sleep dentistry costs and considerations

sleep dentistry costs and considerations

Sleep dentistry is an effective  solution to dental fear Dental fear is common, but delaying or skipping dental work can make dental issues more complex and more daunting. Sleep dentistry is an appealing option for patients with dental fear, as it enables you to receive necessary treatment while fast asleep.…

Overcoming dental fear

Dental fear

Effective ways to cope with common dental fear Dental fear and dental anxiety wreak havoc on the oral health of a large number of Australians. In fact, around one in six struggle with a high level of fear of dental work. Fortunately, there are some options to help you cope.…

What are the causes of bad breath?

What are the causes of bad breath

Eliminating bad breath can be simple and effective Knowing the causes of bad breath can help you get on top of it. The truth is, many of us experience it at some stage and it can be uncomfortable and frustrating, taking a great toll on your confidence. What we often…

Dental options for damaged or discoloured teeth

options for damaged or discoloured teeth

How cosmetic dentistry can restore your self-confidence Your smile is how you express yourself, so you shouldn't put up with damaged or discoloured teeth. No longer limited to the rich and the famous, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect choice if you want to achieve that perfect smile. If you have…

Eliminate dental fear with sleep dentistry

eliminate dental fear with sleep dentistry

Sleep dentistry is an effective way to overcome dental anxiety Even the bravest among us can experience fear or anxiety about dental work. It’s not uncommon that anxiety — or in extreme cases, dental phobia – leads to delayed treatment or skipping dental work altogether. If this sounds like you,…

Zygoma dental implants – what are your options?

zygoma dental implants what areyouroptions

Zygoma implants are an outstanding technique with long lasting results Zygoma dental implants are a remarkable procedure used to restore full sets of upper teeth. Zygoma are distinct from traditional implants as they involve attaching the implant to the cheekbone (zygoma) rather than the jawbone. One of the main benefits…

How dental implants can improve your health

how dental implants can improve health

Restorative dental for a functional, healthy smile Your teeth play an important role in your overall health. They enable you to eat and speak with ease, and can impact your self-esteem. However, when things go wrong with your teeth due to decay or infection it can wreak havoc on not…

All-On-4 cost (early release of super)

all on 4 cost

The Point Dental offer an attractive range of finance options to meet the costs of All-on-4 dental implants. Considering our premium All-on-4 dental service but worried about the cost? Our philosophy is to help keep costs, even for major procedures like implants, within reach. The Point Dental offers alternative payment options for All-on-4 implants,…

All-on-4 vs traditional dental implants

All on 4 clinic

Melbourne’s leading All-on-4 clinic for dental implants If you no longer have a full set of natural teeth it might be time to weigh up your implant options. The All-on-4 implant treatment has a 98% success rate and is an exciting new frontier in implant dentistry. The reason our patients are impressed…

Why we’re your go-to dentist in Point Cook

dentist point cook

Making dentistry a better experience for our patients At The Point Dental, we want to make coming to the dentist as easy and stress-free as possible. We understand going to the dentist can be daunting for some, and we want to change that. We create a comfortable and relaxing environment…

98.7 RRP FM

Dental Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzamd-B40Js Tune in to hear Dr Wilfred Koon on one of Melbourne's favourite radio stations- RADIO 3RPP-98.7FM! Our very own Dr Koon will be interviewed on the Brekky show to talk about sleep dentistry and how he is helping people to overcome dental fear and create amazing new smiles!

Digitising dentistry

Digitising Dentistry

Australia’s leading dentists are embracing digital technology to improve customer service, boost their marketing efforts, and provide a higher level of in-house patient care. By Shane Conroy The digital revolution has transformed the way we live, and now it’s set to change what we expect from our healthcare providers. According…

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