Many of us feel anxious or a bit nervous before a visit to the dentist. That’s natural, and nothing to feel embarrassed about.
What is more of a problem, however, is when that fear leads us to neglect our teeth, which can lead to the need for even more dental treatment, which causes even more worry. At our dental surgery, we are able to offer our patients dental sedation, a technique which allows you to remain conscious but in a state of total relaxation.
Also known as dental sedation, Conscious sedation is an oral or intra-venous medication that removes anxiety allowing treatments to be carried out. The patient remains conscious and able to respond verbally to the dentist. It reduces the need to use general anaesthetics, and also allows more surgery to be completed in fewer appointments.
While you are sedated, you can breathe and talk normally, and feel comfortable and calm. Most importantly, all your anxious feelings have gone. You won’t remember much about your experience afterwards, and will come gently back to earth knowing that your treatment has been completed.
It’s the use of sedation drugs to put anxious patients into a relaxed state while the dentist carries out their treatment. By being sedated the patient feels less anxiety and stress and often recalls little, if anything, of what went on during the treatment This helps make a dental appointment far less of an unpleasant experience for the patient, especially in the case of invasive treatments such as dental implants. At the same time, the dentist can also concentrate better on the dental procedure knowing the patient is calm.
If you experience dental anxiety, and would like to find out more about this technique, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At No.65 The Dental Surgery our dentists can help you with any fear of dental treatments and anxiety about dental procedures. Contact us today to find out more about conscious sedation or schedule a consultation with Mark or Paul.