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dental anxiety

Are you feeling anxious about your next dental visit? Perhaps you’re looking for an excuse not to turn up or have your important dental work carried out.  However, avoiding dental check-ups could be dangerous and is not recommended.

Here at Woodborough House we understand that people may be nervous or frightened of visits to the dental chair, and our team is very experienced in treating anxious patients. This is why one of the most important parts of our job is to ensure that we listen to you carefully to understand your needs and concerns.  We feel that this is one of the most important elements in solving dental phobia.

Dental sedation techniques

We offer a number of approaches to help you overcome any fears you may have. The main techniques we offer in the field of dental sedation include oral and IV sedation.

Oral sedation is our preferred method as it’s the easiest for most patients, usually lasting for around 16-24 hours.  We also use a liquid sedative, which we administer once before treatment.

The medication you will be given will help you to feel more relaxed and calm, but this does not prevent you from communicating with our dentists and nurses.

Most patients report feeling very sleepy and not being aware of the concept of time, which can prove useful when undergoing lengthier treatments.

Almost everybody is suitable for oral sedation and if it’s administered correctly and in a clinical environment, it is completely safe to use.

Many of our patients love the fact we offer dental sedation as it makes the dental procedure less daunting overall.

Patients have even told us they had been so nervous about dentistry their whole life, but after coming to us for dental sedation, they can safely say that their fear has been conquered!

Dental sedation really is the way forward for nervous patients who are feeling scared, yet looking to relax whilst they undergo important dental work.

For more information, or to book a consultation about any treatments or to enquire about dental sedation, please give us a call at our office on 0118 984 3108 where one of our friendly members of staff will be happy to help.

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