Many people are anxious when it comes to visiting the dentist. Most people can manage these anxieties themselves and it doesn’t impact their dental health but for some this just isn’t the case. Some patients are that anxious about the dentist they put off visiting us and having the treatment done that they need. Here at Beeston Dental Practice and Implant Clinic, we understand that it can be an apprehensive time and can offer you conscious sedation to get you through your dental needs.
Our Dentist Nilesh has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Sedation which allows him to provide sedation for nervous patients.
What does sedation involve?
IV (intravenous) sedation is a method that can be used to control your level of anxiety, it will help you to relax and you will find yourself more calmer and less tense both physically and mentally. This helps make your visit to the Dentist easier to cope with and less daunting. The method of intravenous sedation involves a sedative drug which is administered intravenously usually through the back of your hand or forearm, its given through a vein allowing it to work quickly and allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation.
Although you are conscious and able to respond to everything that is asked of you, you won’t remember much from your visit to the dentist. The sedative drug used makes you very relaxed and you are able to forget about what is going on, enabling you to have the dental treatment you require. Patients normally remember little or nothing of the procedure.
So why choose sedation?
- It is proven to be an effective method for controlling anxiety.
- It provides you with a more relaxing, comfortable and pleasant experience.
- It is safe and very commonly used.
- You will be in constant communication with our team and they can provide you with a pain free experience.
- Makes it easier to accept complex treatment.
- Helps with patients who have a strong GAG reflex.
Is sedation safe?
Yes, a fully trained and experienced team provides sedation. The method is proven to be reliable and safe, our team will be able to answer any questions you have in relation to IV sedation.
One of our recent sedation patients Elizabeth had this to say about her experience...
The treatment all went really well and I have no bad memories about it. Having been too scared to visit the dentist for 10 years I would have no concerns about future visits or treatment knowing I'm in good hands!
Make an appointment with one of our our experienced team who will be more than happy to discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you may have. We have a consultation room in a non-clinical environment so please don’t be afraid to come along to see us as we will give you plenty of time to ask questions and will talk you through the process step by step.