Anxiety or fear about dental treatments is not unusual. We are skilled in treating anxious and frightened people and have dental sedation options to suit your needs. We will listen to your needs and concerns, so please discuss any anxieties you have with our highly trained staff. We know it can be hard to pluck up the courage to come to the dentist (especially if you have not been for a while). When you come to our practice, you will always get a sympathetic and friendly welcome.
Choices of dental sedation techniques:
- IV – INTRAVENOUS Intravenous sedation is the administration of a drug into the blood system by injection usually in the arm or hand and is quite painless. This technique produces a feeling of relaxation and sleepiness. Treatment can then be carried out by using the normal local anaesthetic, which is given as needed during treatments. Even the most highly anxious patients can be successfully treated with this technique.
- ORAL SEDATION (TABLETS) As a pre-medication, tablets be taken at home to relieve the anxiety of the anticipation of the dental treatment. Frightened patients often find this helpful