I am proud to be part of an exceptional team of dentists. Today we have a blog on Dental Sedation written by our lead sedation dentist Dr Hannah Wilson. Dr Wilson has successfully treated thousands of patients with dental anxiety. She is also an accredited sedation mentor and accepts patient referrals from other local dentists. Read Dr Wilson’s latest blog discussing how we are here to help… – Dr Mohsin Patel
Fighting Dental Phobias
Are you afraid of the dentist? Does a dental phobia prevent you from undergoing the dental care you need or want? Here at Infinity Dental Clinic, we are working hard to help thousands of our patients conquer their fears and gain their dream smile.
Do you suffer with dental anxiety? Please know that you are not alone. The Oral Health Foundation found that almost half of adults in the UK have a fear of the dentist, with 12% suffering a severe phobia. At Infinity Dental Clinic we are sympathetic to how serious this can be, and want to ensure we work to remove this barrier to achieving optimum dental health. We have already helped thousands of nervous patient undergo the dental care they want and need. We are also proud to have many patients that started off needing sedation, yet now feel comfortable to undergo dental care without it, due to the relaxing environment and great relationship we have formed.
Even in your consultation, me and my sedation team ensure a relaxing and comforting environment that is free from judgment or pressures. I will ensure we have the time to discuss and alleviate your concerns and worries.
Following on from this, to allow any necessary treatment to be carried out, one of our most popular methods for treating patients with severe anxiety is Intravenous (IV) sedation. This involves using a sedation drug, midazolam, to induce a deep state of calm and relaxation.
IV sedation can be used to treat all manner of dental problems, so whatever your concern, we will be able to help you undergo your dental care and regain your perfect smile.
Midazolam produces a deeply relaxed state, meaning you are no longer bothered about any treatment that is being carried out. The fantastic additional benefit of midazolam is that it has amnesic properties, so most people can’t even remember the appointment at all! Also, it is a safe drug which protects your reflexes and responses, so even though you will have no memory of this, we can check that you are ok and comfortable throughout the procedure. All these benefits create a pleasant environment, which can hopefully make you feel more comfortable about coming for future appointments.
Not Just the Drug
There is more to making our patients feel relaxed than just injecting a sedative medication. We all work hard as team to create a relaxing and approachable environment, building a real relationship with all our patients. We want all of our patients to feel comfortable discussing their treatments, worries and concerns with us. We are proud and delighted for all our patients who complete their dental journey.
Don’t let your dental phobia cause you to miss out on your dream smile.
Here at Infinity Dental Clinic we offer all types of aesthetic dentistry available under IV sedation to make your dream smile a reality.
If you feel nervous about coming to the dentist, please get in touch so we can discuss all the ways we can help. Email us on email@example.com and one of our team will get in touch.
Thank you for reading,
Dr Hannah Wilson BDS PGDipConSed MJDF RCS (Eng)