Dental Therapy in Coburg for Anxious Patients
What is a Dental Therapist?
A dental therapist provides treatment to sensitive patients. They are trained and experienced in treating the special needs of children and young adults aged between 1 and 25 years old.
Children often present with anxiety and this is perfectly natural. A dental therapist begins by familiarising the children with the dental environment. Talking through and explaining procedures and equipment helps children feel at ease.
The dental therapist will spend time with a patient to identify particular needs and concerns and provide solutions.
In consultation with a dentist, a dental therapist can examine and treat diseases of the teeth in preschool, primary and secondary school children, and young adults up to and including age 25.
Education and Treatment
- Dental examinations and diagnosis
- Cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth
- Administering anaesthetic
- Filling cavities in baby and adult teeth
- Extracting deciduous (baby) teeth under local anaesthetic
- Treating gum conditions
- Taking x-rays of teeth and jaws
- Applying pit and fissure sealants and fluoride therapy
- Taking impressions for mouthguard construction