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Dentla Anxiety


& Pain Control

At Dentists of Ivanhoe, we understand that you may have anxiety prior to a visit to the dentist. This shouldn’t be something to be self-conscious about and is a common fear among adults and children. At our practice we recognise this fear, which is why we have built a reputation in providing a pleasant patient journey. During your appointment, we try our best to put you at ease in our completely non-judgemental environment. Our friendly dental team will listen to your worries and concerns, and even offer methods to reduce your anxiety or fear. 

If you experience dental anxiety, it’s important that you don’t delay your visit any longer, because there’s nothing scarier than neglecting your oral health.

Managing Your Dental Anxiety and Pain Control

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Whether it’s a fear of pain, loss of control or a chequered dental history that’s causing you to postpone visiting the dentist, we can help you overcome your dental fear. Our two safe techniques that will help put you at ease on the dental chair include:

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Often referred to as ‘laughing gas’, nitrous oxide is inhaled via a small nasal mask. You will remain awake and be able to interact with the dentist and it is quickly eliminated from your body.

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For those with more severe anxiety, we offer light oral sedation which has a stronger effect than nitrous oxide. With light oral sedation you will feel sleepy but still be able to interact with the dentist.

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At your consultation, your dentist will speak to you about your options so you can feel less anxious and nervous when you sit in the dental chair. For the dentists that Ivanhoe, Northcote, Preston and Alphington locals trust, turn to Dentists of Ivanhoe. Book your consultation with us today.

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To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.


Here are some frequently asked questions to get to know us better.

Know that you are not alone, and that dental anxiety is a very common fear. You could try breathing exercises or meditation before your appointment to help calm you down. You might also want to bring a friend to accompany you to your dentist appointment. Most importantly, rather than put off visits, communicate your concerns with your dentist, who will find a way to put you at ease.

Fear of pain is one of the most common reasons behind why people avoid the dentist. This reaction will usually stem from an earlier dental experience that was unpleasant or painful.