I am too nervous to go to the dentist. What help is there?

12th March 2013 | Posted by: Helen Hewison

Dentistry vintage posterOften people who are fearful of the dentist will simply not go for check-ups or have any dental work carried out. However, sedation methods can be a solution to this problem so that fearful patients are able to undergo treatment without anxiety. At SpaDental Wem our dentists are well aware of dental anxiety and are sympathetic to help in this matter.

What is sedation?

Sedation is a method of relaxation which allows you to doze through your treatment. We offer IV or intravenous sedation at the surgery. This is placed into the top of the hand or in the arm. Dose levels will be dependent on how much treatment is needed and how long the process will take.

How will I feel during treatment with sedation?

You will feel extremely relaxed and will be oblivious to the procedure that is taking place but communication between yourself and the dentist will still be possible. After treatment, it normally takes a little time to recover from these feelings, but your dentist will give you a clearer idea of how long the effects will last. Alcohol, driving and working with machinery should be avoided during this period of recovery.

“The first thing you feel is a tiny pinch in the back of the hand. Nothing happens for several seconds and then you begin to feel light-headed (a little drunk) for a few minutes, which is quite pleasant. Then several hours have magically past and all the treatment has been done without you realising. It’s just like having a dose for an hour or two. You feel fairly dopey and woozy afterwards and you may want to go and sleep it off. I’d have it every time

Craig.







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