Dental Sedation for Nervous Patients in York
Intravenous sedation is a relaxation technique that is able to leave the patient in a dream like state. One in which they are awake and aware of their surroundings. It is administered through an injection and levels are monitored throughout treatment. Dental sedation is great for people with dental phobias and nervous patients
“For over 20 years I had neglected my teeth due to a very bad childhood dental experience, I had found it impossible to even think about going to the dentist never mind letting one look inside my mouth!! So it was a huge relief when Fresh, Jenny and her excellent team were recommended to me as a sympathetic, caring and understanding practice.”
Many people are scared and anxious and consider themselves to be nervous patients when it comes to a visit to the dentist. This is a condition often referred to as dental phobia. This can be devastating for those who suffer such anxiety, as they will more often than not put their fears before their needs and consequently suffer from chronic long term poor oral health:
- Gum disease
- Decayed teeth
- Bad breath
- Broken teeth
The above are some of the problems dental phobic patients can suffer by putting off essential routine dental treatment. Now, however, dental experts have developed a sedation technique that has been proven to ease dental phobia and as well as other common treatment anxieties. Procedures such as tooth extractions can now be done effortlessly and with ease.
Intravenous Sedation for Nervous Patients
The intravenous sedation works quickly and is able to induce a deeper level of sedation compared to other sedative options. This type of sedation is available for dental phobic patients and can also be used in cases where minor dental surgery is required. It is also a perfect option for patients who suffer from intense gag reflex problems.
Being slightly aware during treatment enables the patient to feel more in control of their treatment, as they will be able to remain conscious allowing communication with the dentist and as such intravenous sedation can be a superior alternative to general/local anaesthetic.
Book your free consultation with the dentist to discuss how dental sedation can help you overcome dental phobia.