So if you are one of the people that dreads drills, but wants to do away with decay you should start to explore sedation dentistry. You could be a candidate for conscious sedation if you have...
• Fear of needles
• Have had bad experiences in their past with a dentist or in a dental practice
• Have dental phobias Toothaches or Headaches
• Missing teeth
• Desire a more attractive smile
• Fear the pain of dentistry
• Hate drills or the smell of the dental practice
• Irritated with their partials or full mouth dentures
• Have children who fear the dentist
• Jaw Problems
• Are in need of a crown or bridge
• Old silver fillings that need to be replaced
• Had some SERIOUS cavities and it was affecting your overall health
• Experience Low Self-Esteem or Poor Self Confidence
• Bad Breath
• Experience Constant Oral Pain
• Trouble eating certain foods
• Can’t get numb with anesthesia
• Want to snooze through their dental care using sedation dentistry
• Or simply anyone who wants a dentist who will give an anxiety-free and comfortable dentistry experience.
That’s just to name a few.
Many patients have tried different ways to alleviate the fear of going to the dentist with little or no success. They have searched for years, using hypnosis, meditation, and even going to therapy, but never did they think they could go to an practice where Fear, Pain, and Anxiety are a thing of the past.
Sedation dentistry allows patients to become drowsy and, in most cases, snooze right through their dental procedures. The actual process involves patients taking a fast acting sedative a few minutes before their procedure. The sedative or analgesic can sometimes be administered in a pill form, while other times it will be administered intravenously. When the medication kicks in the patient usually becomes extremely relaxed and drifts into a snooze-like state. When they become coherent after surgery most patients have no memory of their procedure at all.
Patients who opt for sedation dentistry are usually reminded to have someone around to drive them home after their dental appointments because typically sedatives will take several hours to completely wear off.
Sedation dentistry is not for everyone, but for those who have been avoiding getting their teeth fixed because of fear, paranoia or discomfort this method can be extremely beneficial.
I like to make sure you dont feel what we are doing.
However, a lot people are scared of Painful Injections. I like to make mine easy. I've developed the EasyJect System
In fact, a recent survey we did showed that 96% of patients found our injections extremely comfortable to completely painless! A common phrase heard is "I've never had one like that before!"
If you want the ultimate in comfort, whether you are slightly nervous, really Phobic, or just having lots of treatment done, we can offer Three Types of Dental Sedation.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas!) for gentle needle free relaxation and control of discomfort
Oral Sedative, a little white pill to take an hour before treatment to make you more relaxed
Intravenous Sedation, the deepest form of sedation we do - very comfortable, we can do a lot of work and you aren’t really aware of whats happening, you can just Snooze as we treat!
Dr Robert Michael Endicott BDS (Birm 1997)
Stratford Dental, Aintree Road
Stratford upon Avon CV37 9FL
co-founder of the Warwickshire Dental Training Institute
co-founder of EmergencyDentistAppointments.co.uk
Winner of Private Dentistry 2007 South East Young Dentist of the Year
Private dentist independent of the NHS
In case of complaints, contact me directly or speak to the Dental Complaints Service www.dentalcomplaints.org.uk