The role of laser dentistry in addressing dental anxiety


Dental anxiety or dental phobia of varying degrees affects approximately 1 in 7 Australians and this makes it one of the most common anxiety disorders in this country. Most of these people show a reluctance towards visiting the dentist, whilst others avoid the dentist  altogether. This can have significant consequences on your oral health and here at Brisbane Laser Dentist we want to help you address your dental anxiety to help promote better oral health and overall wellbeing. By avoiding the dentist you will encourage the  formation of plaque and tartar on your teeth and around your gums. This then leads to multiple dental issues and if left untreated, eventually results in tooth loss. By visiting your dentist Coorparoo every six months, or more frequently when necessary, you can help make sure that your teeth are well maintained, that your mouth is free of plaque and tartar and that any dental issues are addressed quickly and effectively, before they are able to cause significant detriment to your teeth or gums.

Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist we are aware that dental issues are easy to ignore, unless they are causing a problem or you find yourself in a dental emergency. Many dental issues are asymptomatic to begin with, but if you are able to address your dental fears then we will be able to ensure that such issues are treated quickly. This is to help prevent further complications in the future, which may then require extensive dental treatment rather than simple procedures when addressed early.

Your oral health is our priority and if you contact our dentist Coorparoo, here at Brisbane Laser Dentist, we will ensure that any treatments and procedures will be carried out with your utmost comfort and ease in mind to help eliminate your fear of the dentist and promote better oral health for life. We focus on non-invasive laser dentistry, so speak to our dentist to find out about the advantages that laser dentistry provides, and to understand why it is becoming highly popular amongst patients and dentists alike.

Advantages of laser dentistry

One of the major advantages that laser dentistry is able to provide is a reduction in bleeding, which is particularly useful for those who are already suffering from bleeding or infected gums, or have issues such as low platelet counts or are distressed by bleeding of the mouth, which is a major trigger for dental anxiety. Other significant advantages of laser dentistry here at your dentist Coorparoo is that it enables better healing including quicker post-operative healing. This is particularly important in patients with other underlying diseases including diabetes, where patients experience poor healing of oral tissues, usually require much longer recovery times and are more prone to infection.

The most significant advantage of laser dentistry for nervous patients is the non-invasive nature of treatment protocols. This helps simplify dental procedures and ensures less pain and discomfort, with fewer post-procedural complications. If you have been reluctant to visit your dentist in the past then speak to us and find out more about laser dentistry and how it may be the perfect way to combat your dental fears once and for all, address your dental issues and promote better oral health for life.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.