Are you a nervous patient?
Many people suffer from anxiety when they think about a trip to the dentist.
Whilst we appreciate that a visit to us isn’t always top of your wish list, if anxiety stops you visiting the dentist then it can lead to problems and not just gum disease and tooth loss. We regularly scan for mouth cancer and we can also see other general health issues that manifest themselves in the mouth.
So, why visit Shades Clinic if you are nervous?
We take the care of nervous and phobic patients very seriously and offer special attention. If you or someone that you know suffers, then we suggest that you call us for a friendly chat. If it is the sight, smell and sounds of a dental practice that you find off-putting then we invite you to visit us and talk and become comfortable with the surroundings even before any treatment. We like to schedule appointments with nervous patients at the end of a session so that we can take the time to listen to your concerns and ensure that you feel comfortable. We take the time to build up your trust.
Intravenous (Conscious) Sedation
Sedation dentistry involves performing dental treatment on a patient in an environment that’s stress and anxiety free. It’s a way for dentists to help patients overcome common dental phobias.
Conscious sedation is a procedure that makes use of sedative medications to produce a relaxed experience for the patient, Unlike General Anaesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands. We have especially trained dentist at our practice who have been carrying out sedation for many years. They can help you tolerate dental treatment to restore your oral health. In many cases we have been able to help patients overcome their dental anxiety and receive treatment without sedation after having their trust restored.