What kinds of dental sedation are available to calm my nerves?

by | Nervous Patients |

Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist can be a thing of the past thanks to dental sedation. Don’t let your dental phobia get in the way of you receiving dental treatment and getting the healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Dentists in Kent usually use two forms of sedation and these include the IV intravenous sedation and inhalation sedation.

Intravenous sedation involves the use of an injection which is administered into the back of your hand or into your arm. The dose is controlled so you only need a certain amount to get the desired results. The side effects of IV sedation will make you feel drowsy and you will be completely unaware of any treatment going on, although you will be able to understand the dentist and co-operate with them.

Inhalation sedation can be offered which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. When breathed in via a mouthpiece, you will feel a relaxed and pleasant feeling. Your dentist will put you at ease by talking to you softly and asking you how you feel throughout the treatment. It’s not possible to overdose on the gas as this mixture leaves the body quickly, usually within one or two breaths of air. You will experience no after-effects as within 15 minutes you will feel back to normal.

If you’re afraid of the dentist, dental sedation can help. Our gentle caringdentist Dr Rik Trivedi is also an NLP practitioner with experience in treating dental anxiety and phobias. He can use the above dental sedation techniques to provide you with a smooth and relaxing dental treatment. As the Principal Dentist at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre, Rik can enhance your smile while you simply relax.

Nervous patients in Kent, don’t fear the dentist! Please give us a call here at the Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre on 01474 537 191 to book your appointment. Our practice 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.