Dental anxiety is a common concern for many people, and it can make visiting the dentist a very difficult experience. However, it is important to seek dental care especially when issues arise, as leaving them can have greater consequences.

If you or someone you know struggles with dental anxiety, here are some ways to help overcome it.


Communication is key when it comes to managing dental anxiety. Talk with us about your fears and concerns. You will find we will then be able to explain each step of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. We can also suggest ways to make you more comfortable during your appointment.


Distraction techniques can help reduce dental anxiety. You can bring headphones and listen to music or an audio book during your appointment. You will also find Televisions on the ceiling of each of our rooms.

Relaxation techniques:

Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and visualisation, can help reduce dental anxiety. You can practice these techniques at home or during your appointment. You may also find it helpful to practice progressive muscle relaxation, which involves tensing and relaxing each muscle group.

Sedation dentistry:

If you have severe dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be an option. This type of dentistry involves the use of medications to help you relax, or put you to sleep, during your appointment. You are welcome to call us to discuss the different options we offer


Having someone you trust accompany you to your appointment can provide support and help you feel more comfortable. You may also find it helpful to also seek the support of a professional, such as a psychologist, to help work through this with you.

Positive reinforcement:

Reward yourself for facing your dental anxiety and going to your appointment. You can treat yourself to something you enjoy, such as a favourite food or activity, after your appointment. This will help reinforce positive feelings and make it easier to overcome your anxiety in the future.

Dental Anxiety: How can I overcome it?

In conclusion, dental anxiety is a common concern, but it can be managed with the right techniques and support. If you or someone you know struggles with dental anxiety, be sure to talk to your dentist and seek support from friends and family. With the right tools and resources, you can overcome your anxiety and achieve good oral health

If you have any questions or would like some more information please do not hesitate to call us on 6118 2616

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Perth Sleep Dentistry

Call: 08 6118 2616


Map: 2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056

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(08) 6118 2616


2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056 (map)