With sedation you can just sit back and relax, you are in safe hands and the appointment will be over before you can blink!
Here at Eilertsen Dental care we do everything to make your journey with us as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Despite this, dental phobia and anxiety remain a common problem. It may be the result of a bad childhood experience, a fear of needles, the drill or simply an irrational fear of being in a medical environment.
In todays world, it is more important than ever to have a stable and aesthetically acceptable smile. If you are anxious about having treatment carried out, you are not alone. Many, many people want to improve the aesthetics of their smile and achieve stable dental health but are worried about getting treatment because of an overriding fear.
We will obviously do everything to make you feel at ease about having treatment but we can also offer you sedation which will make you feel a lot more at ease and unware of the time involved if you need a long appointment.
Sedation in its simplest form involves taking a tablet prior to your appointment. Sometimes one at home before you come and then again immediately before we start. Oral sedation will gently relax and calm you before your treatment.
We have carried out specific post graduate training in order to carry out intravenous sedation and use this method routinely when a more profound effect is required. The method is a perfect adjunct for the treatment of anxious patients but we also frequently use it for longer, more complex cases such as implant placement or full mouth rehabilitation. We gently insert a tiny tube into the back of your hand and then we give you medicine that will make you very calm and relaxed. It is much prefered to general anaesthesia as it is so safe and doesnt hold the same health risks.
On the day of your treatment you will need an escort to take you and to pick you up and look after you that day. After you have been sedated you may feel drowsy and will need to have a relaxing day. It is important you dont make any important decisions or drive on the day of the sedation.
Dental Sedation is an invaluable adjunct to treatment for the anxious patient so if know you have problems but have always been too scared to make that first step then sedation might be just the helper you need.
If you have any questions please dont hesitate to pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly team.