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How Does IV Sedation Work?

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Sedation is a modern and popular way for nervous patients to have treatment. If you have had a past bad experience or you really can’t stomach going to the dentist, then sedation may be ideal for you.

You won’t be fully under, you will be able to talk and respond to questions,but you won’t remember the treatment during or after. The way the sedation works is by causing temporary memory loss. It is injected intravenously through a small injection into the patients arm. This is fast acting and will quickly put the patient at ease and allow them to get on with the treatment. Because the patient will not be in control of themselves they will require a chaperone to take them from the clinic and they won’t be able to drive themselves or take public transport.

Treatments Under Sedation

It is possible to decide to have the majority of treatments with sedation. If you are interested in a particular treatment and as unsure what will exactly be involved, we offer free consultations to asses your teeth, identify your goals and discuss the most suitable treatments for you. Quite often there can be multiple treatments that can achieve your goals. Depending on your exact circumstances some may be more recommendable than others. For example, for tooth replacement options you may want a more stable restoration. Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement as they will securely hold your new teeth in place. Where as dentures are a removable option but in some circumstances will be more viable than implants (if you are not a suitable candidate for implants).

We will asses each case on an individual basis and will give you the information you need to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed. To find out more information, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

I’m Scared Of The Dentist What Can I Do?

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The first thing to is take a deep relaxing, calming breath. We understand that there are many reasons which may of caused you to be scared of going to the dentist. It is quite a common fear and anxiety to have. Quite often the fear can be linked to a bad experience as a youngster which has then developed into a life long fear.

Modern dentistry has really evolved over the years and part of the treatment relies heavily on the patients experience from when they very first step into the practice, up to having the treatment and leaving. We pride ourselves on ensuring that each of our patients are well looked after and all of their needs are met.

Dental Sedation

Quite often the first step to having dental treatment if you are a nervous patient is through dental sedation. Sedation is a way of being put at complete ease and means that during the treatment you will be blissfully unaware of what is going on around you and you won’t have any memory of it afterwards. You will be able to speak and respond to questions, but the sedation will cause temporary memory loss. We have had patients in the past who after a couple of sessions of sedation have gone on to have treatment without the need to be sedated.

Free Consultations

We offer free consultations for nervous patients so we can discuss with you what you don’t like or even what you are unsure about. Depending how you feel we will take a look to see what is going on in your mouth and what we are able to do for you.

If you are too scared to even see the dentist initially we can arrange a free consultation with the patient co-ordinator who will gladly show you around the practice and help build up your confidence to the next step.

To find out more information or arrange a visit to the practice, please call us to book your free consultation today.

Fear Of The Dentist In Birmingham

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It is not uncommon to be afraid of going to the dentist. You are not alone. Whether it be down to a bad experience or if you don’t like the thought of someone going near your teeth, you may be even too afraid to pick up the phone and call us.

We understand it can be a stressful and scary time and it can take a real big step to make your first appointment. Our friendly and professional team are on hand to make your experience from entering the practice to leaving an enjoyable one. We will be more than happy to answer any questions, take our time and ensure that you are happy with what is going on. We will always check on you during every phase of treatment.

The first visit can always be the hardest. If you would like an informal chat with our patient co-ordinator in a non clinical environment, we are more than happy to arrange this. We can show you around the practice and explain the various aspects of modern dentistry. We find this slow and stress free approach can really resonate with our nervous patients and they appreciate the time to get their bearings before being seen by a dentist.

Free Consultations

Once you are happy with our clinic and you would like to proceed to the next stage of discussing what might be going on in your mouth, we are happy to offer free consultations with one of the dentists. Our dentists are trained to a high standard and have had many years of treating nervous patients. They will always go at a pace to suit you and will really get to know what problems are upsetting you. If you would like to begin this stress free process, please call us and book your free consultation today.

Sedation Dentist Birmingham

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It is quite common to be scared of the dentist. We see many patients on a regular basis who have had a previously bad experience which has lead to a life long fear. We work with our nervous patients to help them overcome their fear and have the treatment they need and deserve.

We offer an extensive range of treatments to meet a wide range of needs. Some of the more complex and invasive treatments like dental implants may seem to scary too comprehend. This is where sedation dentistry comes in. Its a method that allows us to administer sedation through a small painless IV injection into the patients arm. This will then send the patient into a deep relaxed state and will cause temporary memory loss, so they will be blissfully unaware of their surroundings and the treatment that is going on. You will be awake and able to talk and respond to questions, but you won’t recall the treatment during and after.

All sedation patients do require an adult chaperon to help take them home safely and look after them once they are home. This is because you won’t be in full control of your body and won’t be able to make decisions for yourself during this short period of time.

We find sedation is a very popular treatment as it can be used with the majority of treatments that we offer. We have had patients come for a scale and polish under sedation as the chair was too much for them. After a few regular sessions we have noticed patients change their views to dentistry and have been able to have treatment without needing sedation.

If you are a nervous patient and know you need some form of treatment, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Are You Scared of The Dentist, But Wanting Dental Treatment?

If you have had a bad experience of the dentist in the past, and are now too scared to go, then you may have been putting off treatment for a long time. A small hole in a tooth can quickly get out of hand, and broken, chipped or lost teeth can occur. Our dental team can help anyone who needs a lot of dental treatment, but is nervous of dental work or of the dentist themselves. We can help you to relax, have a more pleasant experience, and get your teeth fixed so that they no longer hurt.

Overcoming Fear

The main problem with fixing your teeth if you have a fear of the dentist, is that you can’t relax. Even during the assessment visit, you may hold your tongue, jaw or lips in a position which means that our dentists can’t get a good look at the problem. You may also find that treatments including polishing or whitening are more uncomfortable because your muscles are tense. Fear of pain can increase the chances of experiencing pain, and this could be a significant problem if you are trying to overcome being scared of the dentist.

How We Can Help Our Patients

When you make an appointment to see our team, we can suggest a number of ways that you can overcome your fears and help both yourself and the dentist. One of the ways in which our team can help you is by offering IV sedation with your treatment. In this process, we give you an IV injection which then allows us relax you during your treatment – making an hour or two feel like ten minutes. This will help you to relax, and can ensure that you end up with a more positive outlook on dental work.

Can IV Treatment Help Me?

If you have never been offered IV treatment before, then you may not know whether it is the right option for you. We find that patients who need a lot of dental work really benefit from sedation, since it allows our dentists to work quickly, and with precision, and we can often complete 2 or 3 treatments in the time it usually takes us to complete one when the patient is alert. This means that when you need extensive dental reconstruction, our sedatives allow you to have fewer appointments, and fewer visits to the dentist, which can be ideal if you are nervous about the visit.

Do you still have unanswered questions? Please feel free to submit them below!

By Dr Gursh Bajwa

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