Attending dental appointments can often be an extremely daunting and worrying experience for many members of the public. Individuals suffering from dental anxiety may benefit from a range of procedures available from Pearl Dental Clinic.
Avoiding dental check-ups can be detrimental to overall oral health and should not be put off, particularly when people suspect there may be something wrong.
Dental anxiety can emerge for a number of different reasons among individuals of all ages. Past experiences, sensitive teeth, difficulty getting numb and a strong gag reflex are extremely common issues that result in people avoiding the dentist.
However, Pearl Dental Clinic offers IV sedation to patients that suffer from fear of dental procedures to allow necessary treatments to be carried out without the worry of causing unnecessary pain or discomfort.
The sedative drugs work quickly to place people in a relaxed frame of mind that is monitored by a medical or dental professional throughout the duration of the procedure. While putting patients at ease, IV sedation also makes carrying out treatment a much simpler experience for the practitioner.
Alternatively to hospital general anaesthetic, individuals will still breathe for themselves while their dentist carries out the necessary work, which could be the ideal solution for those who have a fear of losing control.
At pearl dental clinic, we offer two types of IV sedation. We offer single drug midazolam IV sedation administered by an experienced sedation dentist. We also offer multi-drug deep sedation administered by very experienced medical practitioners. Both types of sedation are effective at sedating patients although extremely nervous patients may find multi drug deep sedation more suitable.
The use of the sedation drugs can also allow dental professionals to carry out extensive procedures during one sitting, which provides favourable results for anxious patients.
In addition, people who have a fear of the sights and smells of a dental procedure can rest easy in the knowledge that they will not be able to remember any of the events that occur while they are under sedation.
Depending on the length and complexity of the treatment required, individuals could be placed under sedation for various lengths of time. While there is a recovery period of around 15 to 20 minutes, individuals will not feel deep sedation effects after the IV sedation has worn off. However, members of the public opting for this technique should bring a friend or family member with them to the clinic, as they will be unable to drive afterwards.
Similarly, painless injections can be provided for individuals who may be worried about the pain of dental procedures, as well as a fear of needles. Using this technique, the dentist will use the Wand System.
This tool, which comes with a small tip that resembles a pen, provides an even flow of anaesthetic to patients in an extremely comfortable manner using a computer programme. By eliminating the ‘bee sting’ effect, the Wand System can often minimise the pain of dental injections.
The efficient and painless nature of this method of injection means it is increasingly popular among children who are worried about their early visits to a dental clinic.