Change your opinion of going to the dentist

by | Nervous Patients |

Does the thought of sitting in a dental chair terrify you? Don’t worry, you are not the only person to feel this way! Luckily for you, our team here at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre is geared up to help anxious patients to overcome their fear of the dentist in Kent. How do we do this? Led by principal dentist, Dr Rik Trivedi, our practice offers sedation and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere to put you right at ease.

Want to know more about sedation dentistry? When you feel anxiety or fear, your body produces a chemical known as adrenalin. To counteract this adrenalin-response in the body, a sedative is another type of chemical that can safely make you feel more at ease. The sedative creates this temporary relaxed state in the body that will wear off after a certain period of time.

We offer an intravenous, also called IV sedation, which is given through an injection in the back of your hand or in your arm. The amount of sedative that you are given will depend on the amount of treatment that you need and the length of time it will take to complete. The sedative works quickly once it’s in your bloodstream and will give you a deeply relaxed feeling, although you will still be awake and able to respond to the dentist. You will feel drowsy but you won’t fall asleep. Once the treatment is complete, the sedative will begin to wear off.

It is recommended that if you undergo dental sedation that you have a friend or family member drive you home afterwards. After the treatment it is advised that you rest for the remainder of the day, although you should feel minimal discomfort and be completely alert again.

Based in Gravesend, Kent, our practice has state-of-the-art equipment and is designed to give you the most comfortable and relaxing trip to the dentist you’ve ever had! Why not pay our practice a visit today to talk to one of our lovely team members about your teeth. Call us today on 01474 537191 to book your appointment.

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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.