For many, undergoing dental treatment can be stressful and anxiety-inducing. Dental fear affects one in four of the UK population and is a major consideration for dental clinics. A dental phobia could present itself in many different ways. For example, a fear of needles, being frightened of the drill, worry about not getting numb, or a phobia of the clinic itself. Conscious sedation in dentistry is often used to help patients relax and access treatment in a stress-free way, no matter what your phobia is. Therefore, here at Pearl Dental Clinic, we offer sedation options for all our appointments whether this is a general consultation or a dental emergency.
The word ‘conscious’ outlines the nature of this type of sedation. Sometimes people are under the impression that you are unconscious when actually you are awake through the whole process. However, rest assured that you will be in a heightened state of relaxation and will most likely have no memory of the treatment afterward. You will not remember sounds or smells either.
IV sedation is a very popular technique that provides very effective results. With IV sedation the medication is administered directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous needle. This makes it effective very quickly. Furthermore, this procedure is administered and monitored by a trained anaesthetist so is extremely safe.
If you would like to discuss our sedation options further then you can call our friendly reception team on 0203 750 5302. Dental sedation can be offered for all our general dentistry treatments and also in emergency dental appointments. In addition to this, the clinic provides cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile and rejuvenate your skin. Sedation is also an option for these appointments if you so wish. We look forward to hearing from you soon.