Helping Nervous Patients in Reading

We are aware that many people are so frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment altogether and here at Woodborough House Dental Practice we are sympathetic in recognising that many patients experience real anxiety and we offer a number of approaches to help you overcome your fear of the dentist so that we can give you a healthy smile.

One of the most important part of our job is to ensure that we listen to you carefully and understand your needs and concerns we are very experienced in treating nervous patients and feel that this is one of the most important elements in solving your dental phobia. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who are particularly nervous.

What is dental sedation?

An effective way to treat the most nervous of patients is via intravenous sedation (injection). The medications that we use have a relaxing and calming effect but don’t prevent communication between dentist and patient so treatment can still be carried out easily. Weight, age and medical condition must be assessed before suitability for this kind of sedation is determined but this would all be discussed during your consultation.

If you are nervous about dentistry or are looking for a sedation dentist in the Reading or Berkshire County pop in for a consultation to learn about how we can help you overcome your fears of the dentistry and make treatment an enjoyable experience.

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Dr Sarah Fitzharris is a Dental Phobia Certified Dentist Click Here to verify.

Dental phobia certified

Dr Sarah Fitzharris is a Dental Phobia Certified Dentist


How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?

Stay calm

Whilst IV sedation will make you drowsy and unaware of the treatment you are undergoing, you will remain lucid enough to communicate and cooperate with our team.


The effects of the sedative will take time to wear off and you won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time.


It is important that someone can help you home after treatment and keep a careful eye on you for sometime afterwards.

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