If required, our dental professionals can offer sedation to patients with dental phobias, so they can comfortably receive the dental treatment they need.
Who Benefits From Dental Sedation?
There are several reasons patients may elect dental sedation.
We always do our best to make our patients feel relaxed and at ease. A dental phobia is a condition that affects many people. It may be a learned fear or it may stem from a past experience with some form of difficult, painful or stressful dental treatment.
Some patients fear the dentist or the pain that comes with needed dental treatment. When the stress or anxiety becomes overwhelming it may become a roadblock for patients getting the care they need. We offer sedation to our nervous patients to help them feel more relaxed about sitting in the dental chair.
Sedation for Other Issues
Other patients who do not have a dental phobia may still benefit from sedation. Different reasons may include:
During your treatment consultation, talk to your dentist about sedation if you have one of the above conditions. Our dental team is here to make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible.
Patient Sedation May Be an Option for You
If your dental fear or anxiety keeps you from coming to see us, ask us about sedation options.
Our dentists can prescribe a pre-treatment sedative that will help you relax. These drugs help calm you down but don’t knock you out. You will be fully conscious and aware throughout your treatment. Dentists also use local anaesthetics to numb your mouth during a procedure so the work they do is hardly felt.
We can also arrange for an anaesthetist to attend and administer intravenous sedation (IV sedation) in circumstances where it is required. IV sedation is general anaesthesia. It can put patients into varying stages of consciousness, making them less aware of their surroundings. It can put them into a deep sleep, and they may not remember much of the procedure afterward. This is a suitable option for those who have severe dental phobias.
Nervous About a Dental Treatment?
Whatever your concerns are, please let our team know. Together we can determine if sedation is right for you so you can get the dental treatment you need.
For more information about our sedation options and whether they’re right for you, contact us on 020 7586 1210. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental practice soon.