Going to the dentist can be daunting for a lot of people. The great news is that you can have cosmetic treatment done under dental sedation, so you won’t feel an ounce of pain and can feel relaxed during treatment. No need to feel nervous about getting that perfect smile!
The thought of having cosmetic treatment on your teeth such as veneers or orthodontic work can be a terrifying thought if you have a phobia of the dentist. Putting off going to the dentist due to fear can lead to decayed teeth and gum disease so it’s important to visit your dentist and ensure these problems don’t occur.
Dentists know that dental phobia is a problem and affects many patients. They are therefore trained in techniques to make patients feel at ease and help with the problem.
What is Dental Phobia?
Dental Phobia, or dentophobia, is a fear of dental work or of dentists themselves. Having a fear of going to the dentist is very common. In fact, the NHS claim that one in four of us dislike going to the dentist.The phobia can be from a bad experience at childhood triggered by the smell and sounds of a dentist. Alternatively the phobia may come from a fear of needles, pain, or being embarrassed because they have avoided the dentist for so long.
What kind of sedation can I have done?
Even if you aren’t dental phobic, the thought of having cosmetic treatment can be daunting. Therefore dental sedation is a perfect way to make you more relaxed. Unlike in a hospital, dental sedation is not a general anaesthetic. The type of sedation used is called Intravenous (IV); although this won’t put you to sleep, you may not remember the whole experience and will feel a bit drowsy.
What Are The Advantages of Intravenous Sedation?
The sedation will make your whole body feel more at ease during the treatment and you will barely remember what’s going on. However, you will be conscious so you can be in control and talk to the dentist.
Shorter Recovery Time
Unlike a general anesthetic, your body will need less time to recover afterwards as you won’t actually be unconscious. Yet, you may still feel drowsy afterwards so make sure you have somebody to drive you home.
Easier for the Dentist
Knowing you are at ease and not feeling nervous means the dentist can do the treatment more easily. Moreover, they can talk to you and you will be able to do anything they may ask during the procedure.
If dental sedation sounds like something that would help you during cosmetic treatment, call Fresh Dental Smile Clinic today on 01904 623687. Don’t let your phobia affect you having that perfect smile.