Sedation and Anxiety Management

Intravenous Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management
Dental phobia can be the course for some people to avoid dental treatment all together. At our dental practice we offer both behaviour management and relaxation therapy and interavainouse sedation .

When you have intravenous sedation (a sedative (midazolam) given via a vein) you are given a small injection of a drug in the back of your hand or arm. This makes you feel much more relaxed about the treatment you are about to receive, it takes away your fears and anxieties. Although you will not go to sleep, you may think that you have been. Many people cannot remember very much about the treatment afterwards. Although the effect of the drug wears quickly and patient will leave the practice on their feet it is a requirement that the patient will need an escort to take them home and look after them.

How to Manage Dental Anxiety

We are all aware of how dental anxiety can be a real problem for a lot of people, and that it can cause a lot of sleepless nights. The good news is that there are quite a few things you can do to help yourself deal with the problem, and there’s no reason why you can’t live happily ever after.
Patients with dental anxiety often worry about two things: the pain they’re going to experience and the high cost of the dental treatment. In order to help you manage these two things, our dentists offer sedation dentistry.

The most common cause of anxiety in dentistry is the fear of pain. Patients with dental anxiety often experience apprehension, dread, nausea, and even panic attacks when they think about visiting the dentist.

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