Dental Anxiety Treatment

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What is Dental Anxiety?

Dental anxiety (sometimes referred to as Dental Phobia)  is a perfectly valid normal physiological (body/mind/emotion) response in a healthy person to past trauma that has never been resolved. Dental anxiety can be triggered by a previous frightening or terrifying dental experience.  Although labelled as a phobia, it’s important to understand that this type of anxiety is in no way irrational once understood. The degree of intensity of the anxiety experienced very much correlates to how intense the original experience was. The good news is that, like all phobias and anxieties, dental anxiety is completely treatable and healable.

Signs of Dental Anxiety

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are likely dealing with dental phobia and anxiety:

  • Do you experience an uneasy feeling when you think about going to the dentist?
  • Do you know that you have a dental issue that needs attention but keep putting off making the appointment?
  • Do you feel a sense of aprehension when you pick up the phone to make the appointment?
  • Do you tell yourself that your mouth must be ok if you don’t have pain?
  • Do you only go to the dentist when you have pain?
  • Do you feel stupid or silly that you feel fear when thinking about the dentist?
  • Are you embarrassed by some aspect of your smile but just put up with it?
  • Do you cover your mouth when you smile so people won’t notice a flaw or cavity in your teeth?
  • Do you try to put up with pain because of the fear of going to the dentist?

Dr. Philip Christie has successfully treated many patients suffering from dental anxiety over the years using his own unique approach. In addition to being a highly experienced dentist, Dr. Christie also has a Masters Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Science. He uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as part of his treatment methods to help patients overcome their dental fears. Once the anxiety treatment sessions have been successfully concluded, it’s time for the patient to then move ahead and get the dental treatment they require.

Christie Dental Online 3 Session Program for Dissolving Dental Fear

Personal One-to-One Treatment Program Delivered via Zoom

Total Cost Complete Program: €400

First Consultation

What is involved:

  • Getting to know you, your history and story to tailor our approach to your unique situation. Everyone is different!
  • Understanding the effects of the phobia on your life currently
  • Understanding the stress cycle of the human nervous system and how thoughts, feelings and emotions dictate behaviours Avoidance
  • Introduction to the Inner Child
  • How your life can change as the fear dissolves
Second Consultation

What is involved:

  • Introducing the Heart to Heart Process
  • Explanation of how it works
  • Heart to Heart Session
  • New Perspectives and Understanding
  • Anchoring and Integration of the new learning and perspective
Third Consultation

What is involved:

  • Dental consultation with photos and xrays – These are emailed in advance of the session for a detailed assessment
  • Understanding prevention
  • Discussion of what options are available and any concerns or risks
  • Agreeing a plan of action


***Attention Non-English Speaking Patients***
If you are unable to communicate effectively in the English language, please bring someone with you who can communicate with us on your behalf when attending your dental appointment

If you are currently suffering from Dental Anxiety that is preventing you from getting dental treatment, simply book a dental anxiety treatment package (3 X 1 hour sessions) with Dr. Christie.

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Dental Anxiety Online Treatment Program

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