We now offer sedation services for our patients in Ipswich.
A trip to the dentist can induce fear and anxiety for many people – in fact it is estimated that half of the UK population has a fear of visiting the dentist.
Some have such a phobia of dentistry that their oral health suffers due to not visiting the dentist. Delaying a visit to the dentist often leads to problems with gums and tooth-loss – problems that often require extensive treatment.
We understand that not everyone is the same and our patients have different fears of dentistry. All our dentists are fully trained in calming-techniques and ensure your visit is anxiety free by:
Inhaled minimal sedation – A combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen (breathed via a mask). This sedation tends to wear off quickly and is the only sedation where you may be able to leave the surgery unaccompanied and travel home on your own.
Oral Sedation – Ranges from minimal to moderation sedation. Taken an hour before the treatment, it’ll make you drowsy but still awake. A gentle nudge is enough to awake you.
All dental procedures can be performed with dental sedation, from basic treatments such as a scale and polish, up to more complex treatments including advanced periodontal (gum) treatments, fillings, veneers, crowns and dental implants.
Contact us to arrange an initial consultation. When you visit our practice, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your fears and concerns in person, get many of your questions about dental sedation answered, and we will assess your suitability for dental sedation.
Should you meet the following criteria, the answer may be yes:
Dental sedation is completely safe and can help to calm and relax you. It can also reduce the fatigue associated with comprehensive dental treatments which can require longer visits.
It may be the answer if you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures while totally awake.