We recognise and appreciate that dental phobia or a fear of the dentist is a very common anxiety which many of our patients experience. The Wimpole Street Dental Clinic takes pride in being the ideal clinic for nervous patients as we can help you to feel comfortable and calm during our dental treatments. With the experience of more than 1,200 operations in sedation among our dentists you will be in safe hands.
How do you calm nervous patients?
For some, dental care seems unattainable due to the fear and anxiety caused by challenging past dental experiences and the complexities and duration of certain dental procedures.
If you feel scared, nervous or uncomfortable when you get to the dentist’s practice, you’re not alone. Rest assured that there are ways to calm your nerves, especially if you are scared of the dentist but still need and agree to treatment.
At Wimpole Street Dental Clinic we care that you feel comfortable and confident during your visit with us. We can offer conscious sedation to provide the relief needed to undergo an oral health visit and so overcome dental phobia clearing the way to achieve clinical success. You’ll never need to feel nervous visiting the dentist again.
What are the different types of dental sedation?
We can help relieve your fear and anxiety when you sit in our dental chair. Today, there are three different levels of dental sedation recognised in the U.K. which can help. They include:
- Minimal sedation (or Anxiolysis): This is often referred to as changing your mood. With this sedative, you feel calm, are responsive to verbal commands and unconcerned about the dental treatment.
- Moderate sedation or conscious sedation: This is where you’re more deeply sedated, become drowsy and sleepy (and may even sleep intermittently), are responsive to verbal commands, and feel calm. You will not remember anything about the treatment.
- Deep sedation/General anaesthesia: At this level of sedation, you may become unconscious. This level of sedation is not allowed in the U.K. for sedation outside the operating room.
What do recovery and side effects of sedation look like?
Don’t worry. Unlike general anaesthesia, conscious sedation comes with a quick recovery time.
Side effects are mild and rare as well. The most common include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
In fact, many patients recall experiencing very few side effects at all and feel very satisfied with the conscious sedation experience. If you are worried about any potential side effects of sedation, or perhaps you’re just a nervous patient, please feel free to express your concerns to your dentist who will be able to put your mind to ease.
Are you ready to gain the confidence to get over your dental phobia?
There’s no reason to avoid the dentist. Come see the award-winning professionals at Wimpole Street Dental Clinic to help you ease your fear and anxiety over the dentist and walk away with an award-winning smile. Book an appointment today to restore your teeth and say goodbye to dental phobia for good.