Dental fear is very common and can be helped by a number of sedation solutions. There are many different types of fear associated with the dentist and sedation can help with pretty much all of them. Therefore, Pearl Dental Clinic has options for sedation that can help to relax and de-stress patients.
Sedation at a dentist’s surgery or clinic is most often referred to as conscious sedation. This means that you are in a state of deep relaxation but you are not completely unconscious. During conscious sedation, patients will be awake but will most likely be in a dream like state. Usually, patients do not remember having the dental treatment when the sedation has worn off. Conscious sedation helps people with many different fears and phobias. These could include, fear of the drill, fear of choking, fear of general dental work, or fear of pain.
IV Sedation: The sedative is administered through an IV line. Due to this, it is fast acting and can be controlled and monitored. A trained anaesthetist will perform this procedure while the dentist works on the teeth. The procedure is very safe and effective. IV sedation can help relax almost any patient. However, IV sedation will not be helpful for patients who are scared of needles, therefore, the clinic has a device called The Wand.
The Wand – Painless Injection System: For patients who are scared of needles the painless injection system can help. The Wand is shaped like a pen rather than a syringe. Also, it does not sting like a normal injection would. Many people who do not like needles feel more than comfortable with The Wand.
If you experience fear or anxiety when attending a dentist our sedation solutions can help. If you would like to talk to our friendly team about sedation, or any other general dentistry you can call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Alternatively, the clinic also offers cosmetic dentistry and a 24-hour emergency dentistry service for all urgent issues.