Why should I ask for dental sedation if I'm feeling nervous?

by | Nervous Patients |

Do you suffer with a dental phobia? If you’re afraid of the dentist in Kent but yet don’t want to let your oral health be affected for the worse, dental sedation is one solution which can make receiving treatment easier than ever before.

You no longer have to worry about being in pain or the anxiety which can stem from this. Dental sedation in the form of intravenous sedation can relax and calm you to a level where the dentist can then start to give you dental treatment. Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered into your hand or the back of your arm. The effects are immediate and you will start to feel drowsy and go into a deep dream like state.

Under these effects, you will still be able to co-operate with the dentist, but when you wake up, you will be unaware of what happened during the dental treatment. After dental sedation the effects can take a while to wear off so it’s best to avoid driving home, drinking alcohol or operating machinery during this time.

Another form of dental sedation is inhalation sedation, where a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen known as ‘laughing gas’ is breathed in using a mouthpiece. The results are instant and you will experience a relaxed, pleasant feeling. There is no way to overdose on the gas as breathing in ordinary air means it quickly leaves the body. Within 15 minutes or so you will be able to drive a car and there are no lasting side effects, making it a safe and effective technique.

For nervous patients in Kent, we offer dental sedation alongside our treatments.  Our gentle caring dentist Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal Dentist at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre. Rik is also an NLP practitioner of anxiety and phobias, so you will instantly be put at ease from the moment you walk into the practice.

If you want to know more about dental sedation, please give us a call on 01474 537 191 book an appointment. Our opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.