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.
It is a sad fact that many patients are still afraid of their dentist, and this can mean that they put off essential dental work because they are worried about discomfort, or the sounds of dental equipment. The drill is a nightmare for some, and they may even be too nervous to visit the dentist for a routine check up. Even the regular dental patient might become nervous when they know that they need some dental work. In cases like these, our dental team may have offered you the chance to have IV sedation. This is a relatively new method of helping the patient to relax and feel less tense while the dentist does their work. It is also a great way of overcoming fears of the dentist or memories of previously unpleasant experiences.
If you have suffered from a fear of the dentist for a long time, then you may have avoided essential treatment for your teeth. You may have come to the point where dental work is essential, be at the risk of losing all of your teeth if you don’t have some treatment now, or have just decided that being scared of the dentist is a problem you can resolve. Getting rid of your nerves before a dentists’ visit is not always easy, but there are a few things that you can do to make sure that your appointment goes well.
If you are nervous or worried about having any kind of dental work, then one option to help ease your nerves is IV sedation. This is an easy solution for those who are nervous, and can help to reduce anxiety in the days leading up to the dental work, and gives the dentist freedom to complete the work without having to worry the patient. It also allows the dentist to complete up to multiple treatments in one session, perfect for those who need a lot of dental work but are worried about the treatment. It is also good for patients who may need a complicated dental treatment, such as dental implants.