The best sedation options are available from your dentist in Putney

Unfortunately fear can be a powerful motivator. It is unknown how many people avoid going to the dentist because they suffer from dental anxiety. For some patients, the thought of going to the dentist makes them nervous and agitated, for others it can result in an anxiety attack. The most common cause of dental phobia is a past traumatic dental experience. The staff at Gentle Dental Putney is as gentle and caring as they are professional. They understand the emotions that a trip to the dentist evokes in some patients, and this is why they offer sedation dentistry. There are three different sedation options available to help calm patients’ nerves and make it possible for them to get the dental work that they need.

Mild anxieties

For many patients a prospective trip to the dentist can cause a sense of dread, nerves, or mild agitation. These patients can benefit from nitrous oxide. This is the mildest form of sedation; it can help a patient relax during their appointment but has no lingering side effects; allowing patients to be able to return to normal activities after their appointment.

Moderate to severe anxieties

For some patients with moderate to severe anxieties a prospective trip to the dentist can result in responses ranging from sweaty palms to being physically ill. Gentle Dental Putney offers IV sedation and oral sedation; both of these provide a much deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide. With either of these methods, patients are normally awake during the procedure but they feel very relaxed. These options leave the patient with little or no memory of the procedure.

Please note that you will not be able to drive after your appointment, and in the case of oral sedation, you will also need to arrange transportation to your appointment. If you wish, a taxi can be called for you at the conclusion of your appointment.

Who can benefit from sedation?

Anyone who is apprehensive about dental appointments should talk to Gentle Dental Putney about sedation. During this conversation it is best that you have a list of your medical conditions and the medicines you take so they will be able to determine what option is best for you. Additionally, anyone who is needs extensive dental work may be interested in sedation as it makes it possible for the dentist to complete more work in one appointment. The reason for this is patients do not become fatigued, nor are they aware of the passage of time, making it much more comfortable for them.

If you have extensive dental work that you have been putting off, or if the thought of going to the dentist makes you ill, call Gentle Dental Putney at 0208 780 2226 you will discover that a caring staff and sedition dentistry can make it possible to see to all of your dental needs.
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