Have a Comfortable Dental Experience with Sedation Dentistry
We know that quite a few people find visiting a dentist difficult at best and really have to pluck up the courage to get through the front door. If this sounds familiar then we’d like to reassure you that we are here to help you. When you first come to see us at South Benfleet Dental Care we hope you will appreciate our warm and welcoming dental practice that has been designed with your comfort in mind. All our dental team are very easy to talk to and we are extremely sympathetic towards anyone who feels very nervous so please let us know about your dental fears so we can help you.
We Can Work with You to Help You Overcome Your Dental Fears
There are lots of things we can do to help you overcome your dental fears and anxieties and one way is by simply chatting with you to discover why you feel this way. Our dentist in South Benfleet is extremely experienced in treating nervous patients and our aim is to make sure that every time you visit us you enjoy a positive experience. Eventually we hope your dental fears will become a thing of the past. However we also realise that extremely nervous patients tend to avoid visiting a dentist until they are in a lot of pain or discomfort and really need to see an emergency dentist in South Benfleet. This is where sedation dentistry can be extremely useful. By using advanced sedation techniques, we can ensure you get the dental treatment you need in a way that will be comfortable and relaxing. We take extensive precautions when using sedation dentistry and assess every person beforehand to make sure this treatment is suitable. Our South Benfleet dentist can offer you two different types of sedation dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas
This is the first kind of sedation dentistry that we may suggest for you as it is relatively mild and you may already be familiar with laughing gas. With this treatment, you simply inhale the Nitrous oxide through a small and comfortable mask that will fit over your nose. The gas takes effect within just a few seconds, helping you to feel relaxed and calm. The nice thing about Nitrous oxide is that once we turn off the gas at the end of treatment, it only takes a few seconds for it to be fully eliminated from your body which does mean you will be able to drive yourself home after treatment. If you feel more anxious then we may suggest you have intravenous sedation.
This is a deeper form of sedation dentistry that is particularly suitable for people who are very nervous or for anyone who needs quite a bit of treatment. Using this type of sedation will enable our dentist in South Benfleet to carry out much more treatment while you are kept completely comfortable and relaxed. The sedative is injected intravenously and will make you feel very sleepy and deeply relaxed. You will still be conscious during treatment but afterwards you may find you remember very little or nothing about the appointment.
If you do feel very nervous about dentistry then the thing to remember is that we can help you and you don’t need to put up with dental pain any longer. Contact us today to find out more on 01268 793485.