How we help nervous patients
We recognise that not everyone enjoys visiting the dentist but at Horbury Dental Care we welcome nervous and anxious patients. It is important to us to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and relaxed during their appointment. We always aim to be as gentle and as caring as possible, but we appreciate that some people need a little extra help to achieve this.
Dental sedation is used here at Horbury Dental Care for our anxious patients undergoing dental treatment. While under sedation you will feel deeply relaxed but will still be able to understand and respond to requests from the dentist. It also has a powerful amnesic effect meaning you will remember very little about the treatment. This method doesn’t put to you to sleep or make you lose consciousness.
You will require an initial assessment with one of our sedation trained dentists who will assess your needs and discuss treatment options. On the day of treatment, the procedure involves a small injection which is usually injected into the arm. This allows the dentist access to give you the required amount of sedative. During the procedure our specially trained nurse will monitor you and your level of sedation.
Most of our patients are happy having their treatment done under local anaesthetic however if you are nervous or undergoing a more extensive treatment plan you may feel more relaxed having treatment done with sedation.
Kirsty Mercer is one of our seditionists at Horbury Dental Care. Kirsty is compassionate and understanding with a special interest in treating nervous patients. She always takes the time to ensure her patients are comfortable and calm.
If you have any questions or would like any more information on sedation at Horbury Dental Care, then please feel free to contact our reception team who can put you in touch with a specially trained sedation nurse or seditionist.