At Deddington Dental we welcome nervous patients. We understand that for some people visiting the dentist can be a daunting thought. In our experience good communication and taking time to explain and discuss your treatment in a relaxing environment can help to reduce anxiety tremendously.
Both Dr Taj Sihra and Dr Akhil Gupta are trained in working with nervous patients and providing dental treatment for patients under sedation. Various forms of sedation are available.
For mild anxiety the dentist can prescribe a tablet 1 hour before dental treatment to calm your nerves. This is a mild form of sedation.
INTRAVENOUS (IV) SEDATION
IV sedation is offered for anxious or nervous patients after being assessed by the dentist. A medicine is injected into your arm and within seconds you feel more relaxed and less aware of what is going on around you. Treatment can be carried out in this more relaxed state. During the procedure the dentist or sedationist monitors your heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels. You are not asleep during the procedure but most patients do not remember the dental procedure itself.
At Deddington Dental we work with a hypnotherapist and find that seeing them can often reduce a patient’s anxiety. Hypnosis also works well for patients who are keen to stop smoking.