Dental anxiety is very common and here at Savernake Dental we recognise that going to the dentist may make some people feel anxious and nervous. To combat nerves and make our patients feel as calm and relaxed as possible, we offer Conscious Sedation.
Sedation is a safe method and usually without side effects. We can accept referrals for sedation treatment from other dental practices. However, it may not be suitable for some patients for example pregnant women or patients with underlying health problems. The Dentist will discuss appropriate treatment at your consultation appointment and a full treatment plan will be given.
Many people describe being sedated as feeling like they are asleep, even though they are actually awake. Sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and will help nervous patients to remove themselves from the situation, relax and stay calm. Most people experience a degree of memory loss from the appointment and some people may have absolutely no recognition of the time they spent in the dentist’s chair.
The main benefit of IV sedation is that it prevents patients from feeling anxious and nervous both before and during the procedure. It is particularly beneficial for patients that suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia.
Dental sedation is available for most treatments if the patient feels that is what they want. We will be happy to discuss the option of sedation with you and talk to you about the cost of the procedure.