Nervous patients, dental phobias and dental anxieties
Dental phobia is relatively common affecting 10% of adults in the UK. They put off seeing a dentist even though they are in pain or their teeth or gums are in poor health because of fears of visiting a dentist or being given an anaesthetic. The problem is that this stops them eliminating infections which can negatively impact their general health and wellbeing. Some of these patients are embarrassed about their teeth to the extent that they avoid showing their teeth when smiling. This lowers their confidence, which can impact on their career and relationships.
At Manchester Dental Practice, we have considerable experience in treating countless patients who are nervous about dental treatment, who have left very satisfied and happy. Our highly experienced team at Manchester Dental Practice, do everything we can to put you at ease and help you overcome your fears. This can include a range of techniques including sedation.
What is Sedation?
Dental sedation is one of the common relaxation techniques our expert dentists at Manchester Dental Practice use to calm patients before and during dental treatment. It can be taken through the mouth or inhaled through the nose and works like a tranquiliser. Sedations differs from anaesthetic in that the patient experiences no pain while remaining awake throughout the whole treatment. This helps you to maintain a level of calm and control during treatment.
What is the treatment?
When you visit Manchester Dental Practice, you can have the peace of mind of being in the capable hands of a highly professional and dedicated team. We are passionate about giving you a first-class experience with results to boost your confidence and the vitality of your smile. As with every treatment we offer, our award winning clinicians will carefully talk through your options to ensure you can make the best choices about looking and feeling good about your smile. If you have any phobias or anxieties, please let us know before your appointment.
If you are particularly nervous about treatment we can give you medication that puts you into a relaxed state before your treatment. Both oral and intravenous sedation is available which include fast acting drugs such as Midazolam, Fentanyl and Diazepam. We monitor all your vital signs- blood pressure, oxygen levels in the blood and heart beat- whilst you are under sedation.
The commonest cause of pain during an injection, is when the anaesthetic is administered too quickly. We eliminate this by routinely by applying special numbing gel to the gum before the dental anaesthetic and taking special care to administer the dental anaesthetic as carefully and painlessly as possible. That is why our patients regularly tell us that they didn’t realise we had injected as they could not feel a thing.
Is your fear of the dentist holding you back from getting the treatment you need?
If you are ready to make a change, become painfree and increase your confidence, call Manchester Dental Practice today on 0161 8330 704 where our highly expert and friendly dental team will assess your needs and recommend the most suitable treatment.