Dental phobia varies in form, but it can be a fear of dental treatments, dentists or dental environments. It quite common and some patients experience anxieties about dental visits for a range of different reasons. For some it’s a fear of needles or the dental drill, for others it may be an unpleasant experience in the past.
In recent years, dental treatments have advanced significantly, and pain-free care is now common. We are proud to offer our patient’s sedation treatments at Smile Perfection. Our aim is to calm your nerves to provide you with safe dental care.
The different types of sedation are as follows:
The aim of conscious sedation is to relax patients so that they can receive pain-free treatment while conscious. Some patients don’t remember receiving treatment even though they remain conscious. In deep sleep sedation, issued to those who cannot remain calm, patients sleep throughout their treatment.
Sedation medication can be administered through inhalation, orally or intravenously (IV). After administering the sedative, patients feel calmer and ready for treatment.
Patients may also feel more relaxed through other techniques, such as:
For a greater sense of relaxation, patients can combine personalised techniques with sedation treatments. Our clinician will provide you with further guidance on sedation and relaxation treatments.
Anxiety during treatment increases the risk of harm to both the patient and dentist. Sedation lowers this risk so that patients may undergo the dental care they need in a calm, safe manner. If a dental phobia causes you to avoid dental care, this can prove to be detrimental to both your oral and overall health.