It is normal to feel a little nervous or anxious before dental treatment. However some people have more than just a feeling of nervousness before their dental appointment and have what we call a phobia of dentists.
This can present in a way that means some peoples’ fear of dentists may be so crippling, they may delay or not seek treatment from their dentist.
There are situations where we may use sedation for reasons other than treating patients with dental or needle phobias, this can include patients with severe gag reflexes or those who find it difficult to achieve local anaesthesia through normal dental injections.
Sedation is a way to induce relaxation and reduce the stress that comes with dental treatment. With sedation the patient is still conscious and so it is very different to general anaesthetic where the patient is put to sleep.
Sedation is considered a safer approach to treating dental phobia and carries lesser risks. You will always need someone to accompany you for treatments under sedation. Here at Leicestershire Dental Studio, we offer two types of sedation
It is important that you try to find out what causes you such dental anxiety and work on alternate ways to manage this.
Here at Leicestershire Dental Studio many of our dental phobic patients eventually realise that learning to trust their dentist and having a good dentist patient relationship is the best way to overcome their fear.
That being said, sedation is a great tool if you are still working on your phobia towards dental treatment and for many people sedation can be a very valuable experience.
Dr Raithatha is a consultant anaesthetist who provides a variety of sedation methods to alleviate any worries whilst you are undergoing your Dental treatment.
He is a specialist in providing dental sedation. He prioritises your safety at all times and is fully qualified to keep you safe at all times.
He will look after you no matter how anxious you feel and ensure that you have the best care whilst you undergo your dental treatment.