Anxious & Nervous Patients Treatment for dental phobia Conscious Sedation
Visiting a dental practice for a routine check-up or hygiene treatment can be a fearful and anxious experience. There are many reasons that prevent a visit to the dentist; fear of the cost and ongoing dental work makes people nervous, bad memories, painful experiences resulting in anxiousness, or fear and embarrassment of being lectured about poor dental hygiene.
Our first priority is to put you at ease and ensure that every person is treated with kindness respect and integrity. Our aim is to build a long-term connection based on open communication and empathy.
Whatever the reason for the reluctance to attend a dental appointment, be it a bad experience in the past or have special health issues that need to be considered during treatment procedures. Be reassured you set the pace and we will only suggest treatments that are warranted. We are here to help and understand your unique needs
We offer relaxation techniques, also conscious dental sedation is available. Our practice is comfortable, spacious with plenty of parking conveniently situated next door at Western Road Car Park.
At Fourways, we are privileged to be able to offer the dental sedation services of Dr Magdi Mikhael, who is a consultant anaesthetist at Queen’s Hospital in London.
He is also one of only six consultants in paediatric anaesthesia, so you can rest assured that you and your children are in safe hands.
Conscious sedation involves either taking a tablet or having an IV connected to administer a relaxant. The drug will help calm you and put you into a dreamlike state without being fully asleep. You will remain conscious yet unconcerned as your dental treatment takes place. Following a session of dental sedation, you will need to make travel arrangements for returning home.
Our team of dentists and nurses are specially trained to take care of you during this type of sedation, using the most modern equipment to monitor you during the sedation and recovery. They will make you feel safe and comfortable at all times during your visit.
You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you after your treatment.
Don't let your fear of the dentist stop you from looking after your teeth.
Sedation may be suitable for you if:
You are very anxious about dental treatment
You have had a bad experience at the dentist in the past
You have a fear of needles or other dental equipment
You have difficulty getting numb
You are having complex treatment or oral surgery
You have a phobia of the noises and smells of a dental surgery
You have very sensitive teeth
You are unable to keep your mouth open for a long time
You have a very sensitive gag reflex