Sedation for dental phobic patients
Around 50 per cent of the population does not visit the dentist – and a quarter of those fail to do so because they are too afraid. At Guildhall Dental, these statistics cause us great concern. Some evidence suggests that poor dental health is linked to a number of general diseases such as heart disease meaning regular visits are vital to maintaining good general health and wellbeing.
We offer intravenous sedation to nervous patients, one of the benefits being that patients feel the treatment has only taken a matter of minutes when it may have taken much longer. This allows complex dental treatment, which may normally take several visits, to be completed in fewer appointments.
“I thought Dr Carr was very professional, very kind and in working on my mouth he was very gentle but thorough and made me feel comfortable.”
Who can have dental sedation?
Intra-venous sedation can be given to adults who are fit enough.
When would I need to have IV sedation?
Patients with severe anxiety or phobia can be candidates for IV sedation. It is also useful for patients who find a particular procedure difficult or if a long treatment is planned.
What is IV sedation and how is it administered?
An injection is administered at Guildhall Dental by a consultant anaesthetist.