We understand that people are reluctant to visit dentists either out of a fear of pain or needles or just general dental anxiety. Often these worries are dispelled when you talk the treatment through in detail with your dentist. For those who need extra assistance to face a visit to the dentist we offer sedation which involves either an injection in the arm or hand. This is a very popular treatment and will help you overcome your fear.
If you are nervous about dental treatments then please do tell us. We understand why you would be. We are always willing to take the time to explain procedures to you in detail and go at your pace. We also offer video demonstrations of a procedure or 3D animations, which give you a clearer idea of what to expect, helping you feel calmer.
If you search around the internet, you will be able to find a number of positive reviews written by happy patients recommending our treatment of nervous patients.
At Edgbaston Dental Centre, we provide sedation for phobic and nervous patients.
Is there anything that can help me with my fear of the dentist?
Yes. Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they will not go for dental treatment. They can overcome their fears with relaxation or sedation. Our dentists are sympathetic about these feelings, and you can ask our dentists about these ways to help.
What is sedation?
We offer an intravenous or IV sedation. This is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose will depend on the amount of treatment needed and the length of time it will take to complete.
How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?
You become drowsy and unaware of any treatment, but you are still able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off and your dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body. You won't be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time.
How does relaxation work?
When we are faced with a challenge or something we're afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances, which raise our anxiety. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning to relax. It's not possible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, so learning relaxation helps control our anxiety.Back to List of Services