Overcome nervousness with dental sedation in Milton Keynes
In the past, the dentist’s chair was considered a place to dread. It’s not hard to understand, when you consider archaic methods of drilling with lack of proper pain relief, but things have changed. Technological advances in dentistry, dental treatments, sedation and anaesthesia have made the dentist’s chair an entirely different place to be, but for some the fear still lingers.
At Oxley Park Dental Practice, we understand that some patients are highly nervous, and have tailored our practice to meet those patients’ needs, as avoiding the dental practice can result in severe dental problems over time.
To help nervous patients, Dr Bechar creates a calm atmosphere and offers dental sedation, which induces a relaxed, anxiety-free state of mind, banishing all nervousness while he works.
The benefits of dental sedation at Oxley Park Dental Practice
- Helps nervous patients relax during treatment.
- Encourages regular visits to the dentist.
- Lets you co-operate with Dr Bechar during the treatment.
- Particularly helpful for children.
- Great for complex treatments.
Dental Sedation FAQs
Dental sedation is not the same as an anaesthetic. You will not be unconscious, and will remain aware of everything that is happening at all times. The medicine works by helping you to feel more relaxed, eliminating feelings of fear or anxiety. It’s important to be conscious during dental treatments, as you will need to cooperate with the dentist and respond to instructions.
Sedation doesn’t usually have the lengthy after-effects of a general anaesthetic. It wears off more quickly, meaning you can get back to your everyday life much sooner. As a rule of thumb, it is sensible to wait 24 hours before driving, drinking alcohol or operating machinery.
As well as alleviating anxiety in nervous patients, sedated dental treatment in Milton Keynes is an excellent option for young adults, who might struggle to sit still during their treatment. In fact, any patient who finds it hard to remain still could benefit from dental sedation, including patients with additional needs, ADHD, and Parkinson’s. Lastly, dental sedation can be of use to any patient, whether nervous or not, during complicated or painful procedures.
There are possible side-effects, including dizziness and nausea, but these are rare. Dental sedation can even make treatments safer, as it helps patients remain still while work is performed in the mouth.
Absolutely. Many patients say Dr Bechar’s kind, gentle manner, combined with years of gathered expertise and experience, helps put them at ease without needing to turn to sedation. Dr Bechar will discuss your options with you during your consultation. Why not get in touch today to discuss your needs?
You may well be a candidate for sedation if any of the following apply:
- You are afraid of needles or shots.
- You experience extreme dental anxiety.
- You want to have a more comfortable, relaxing dental treatment.
- You have highly sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex.
- You have trouble getting numb.
- You react badly to the smells or noises at a dental practice.
You require a more complex dental treatment
“As a very nervous patient who finds dental visits stressful I really appreciate the calm and relaxed manner and friendly treatment. Booking is quick and efficient and visits are very punctual and smooth. I suspect I am not the only one who suffers stress visiting the dentist but Oxley Park practice makes it as stree free and relaxed as possible and provides excellent service. And the care is excellent. Very highly recommended.”Read Reviews
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