When life gets crazy it's so easy to get caught up and forget the simple things. It's easy just to throw things into the too hard basket. But letting simple things like flossing slide can lead to huge problems later on. The key is to find a way to integrate these things into your hectic schedule. Think, do I actually have anything to eat after I have my dinner? If not, pick up the floss and your toothbrush and get this out of the way before you get too tired. This is a great trick for kids too. Don't forget that kids have a very low fraenum attachment (where the top lip tethers to the gum), this generally rises as your children get older so you don't notice it in older kids. The significance of this is that when we are trying to brush our young children's teeth we often bump into it causing pain for your little one. This leads to avoidance or even a fear response from your child. So place your finger over this gum attachment before you brush and this will protect it from damage.
Through the modern miracle of sedation dentistry, dentists can treat anxious patients and often accomplish dental work in one or two visits that may have required many more visits without it. Intravenous (I.V.) sedation are the conscious sedation techniques most commonly used to help patients relax.
At Dream Dental we offer many different treatment options for anxious patients. Some of these include:
Our team of female and male Dentists are renowned for their gentle touch and particular care of anxious patients and children. We tailor the experience to suit your needs, so please feel free to mention any concerns to staff who meet you or call us on 3219 4020.
What is The Wand?
The Wand is a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the anaesthetic is guaranteed to be slow and thus more comfortable. This system is delivered somewhat different to that of a normal injection and is a great solution for those who have a fear of injections.
Oral health therapists (OHT) are dental professionals who are dual qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene. Oral healththerapists provide a wide range of dental care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. An oral health therapist will work as a multiskilled member of a dental team.
Dr. Tran and her team of dentists work in a professional relationship with Oral Health Therapists.
It is important to see an OHT for a regular professional clean every 6 months. In addition to this OHT's provide comprehensive check ups, diagnosis and restorative treatment for children under the age of 18 years. OHT's have extensive experience working with children and have the kind touch every child needs at their dental visits.