We understand that when it comes to receiving dental treatment the very thought of it can cause some people to feel nervous or anxious. It’s probably more common than you think. If this is something you experience, don’t worry – we don’t take it personally! Although, while a trip to the dentist may not be something you’ll ever look forward to, it is still hugely important that you don’t neglect your dental health.
Visiting your dentist for a regular check-up is the best way to ensure that any issues with your teeth are identified and treated properly before developing into potentially serious and very painful conditions. The longer you avoid necessary dental treatments the more likely it will result in more extensive and costly treatment being required in the future. We appreciate that dental treatment can be an intimidating prospect however you certainly don’t do yourself any favours by trying to ignore the issue.
For patients who suffer from nerves or anxiety we can offer sedation dentistry. Sedation is an effective method of putting patients at ease, reducing anxiety and minimising discomfort. While sedation will not cause you to lose consciousness, it will result in you becoming so relaxed that you won’t experience any pain or irritation – in fact you’ll likely not remember much of the treatment at all. It’s not unheard of for patients to feel such a sense of tranquillity that they actually fall asleep!
All of The Parkstone Dental Practice’s sedation procedures are administered by a consultant anaesthetist with over 10 years of specialist training, so you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands. The sedative is introduced intravenously via a cannula inserted into the back of your hand, offering efficient control over the level of sedation you experience.
We occasionally get patients asking about general anaesthetic, and some may have had it for dental treatment in the past, however this has not been permitted in dental practices since 1998. Sedation dentistry offers an extremely effective and completely safe alternative that has been proven to allow patients suffering any level of anxiety to successfully undergo dental treatment without issue.
Even those who typically don’t have concerns when it comes to dental visits may benefit from sedation dentistry. For treatments that may be uncomfortable, such as tooth extractions or root canals, some patients choose to undergo sedation simply to avoid what they may expect to be an unpleasant experience.
If you’re looking for a dental surgery in Poole that offers sedation dentistry or if you have any questions or concerns related to sedation and its application during dental treatment, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to assist.