Articles Scared of the Dentist? How Sedation Can Lead to Relaxed Dentistry
Are you afraid of the dentist? If so, you’re not alone. It is estimated that around 1 in 5 adults in the UK suffer from dental anxiety. At Harley Street Dental Studio, we understand that anxiety is very common, and we have extensive experience in treating nervous patients. We offer sedation to ease nerves and help our patients to feel more relaxed.
What is sedation dentistry and how could it benefit me?
Sedation is a technique that has been used in medicine and dentistry for many years. Your dentist will provide you with sedative medication, which will make you feel drowsy and tired. When the effects of the sedative are visible, your dentist will start the procedure. When you’re sedated, you don’t lose consciousness, but you will feel completely relaxed. You won’t feel any pain, and after the procedure, you may not remember much about it. After the procedure, our team will monitor you closely and when you’re ready, you’ll be able to go home. It’s worth noting that you’ll feel drowsy for a while afterwards, and we recommend arranging a lift home. For the first 24 hours, avoid exercise, drinking alcohol, making any important decisions and driving.
Sedation is often recommended for patients who feel very anxious about having dental treatment. If you’ve got a procedure coming up, sedation can help you to feel more relaxed and calm both before and during treatment. When you’re sedated, you won’t feel any pain and the process may be much less daunting. It’s so important that patients that don’t put off going to the dentist or having treatment, and often, this is what happens when people have deep-seated fears. At Harley Street Dental Studio, we want to help you overcome your fears and ensure you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you’d like to find out more about sedation, or you’re keen to have a look around or meet the team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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