Oral sedation helps patients in Putney overcome dental anxiety

You know that an appropriate oral hygiene plan, including regular visits to the dentist, is important to your healthy smile. For certain patients, dental anxiety and phobia may deter them from receiving the care that they need and deserve. Many individuals who experience dental phobia are aware that the stress and fear that accompanies it are not necessarily rational reactions. These patients may have trouble sleeping, feel nervous or even physically ill at the concept of going to the dentist.

At Gentle Dental Putney, as our name implies, we are dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our patients. With six doctors experienced in a variety of advanced dental techniques, including dental anaesthesia and sedation, and our gentle, professional staff, patients can relax and have all of their dental needs met without discomfort.

Oral conscious sedation involved prescription anti-anxiety medication in the form of a pill that is taken about a half an hour before the patient's appointment. While the medication allows the patient to remain conscious, it provides a relaxing and soothing sensation, and diminishes the recall of the procedure. Patients receiving oral sedation will need transportation to and from their appointments.

For patients who may need longer dental procedures or who may have a strong gag reflux prohibiting them from keeping their mouths open for extended periods of time, intravenous sedation (IV sedation) may be recommended. This general anaesthesia puts the patient temporarily to sleep for optimal comfort and no recall.

Serving patients from Putney Hill, Roehampton, Fulham, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Richmond, Wimbledon, Barnes, Southfields, and beyond, Gentle Dental Putney offers a comprehensive menu of professional dental care, including family and children's dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dentistry, restorative dentistry including dental implants, dentures, crowns and bridges, as well as teeth whitening and alignment.

Our caring and compassionate team takes the fear out of going to the dentist and offers additional conveniences such as evening and weekend hours, online scheduling, flexible payment options and offers, free consultations, and advanced technologies.

Located in London at 30A Putney Hill, Putney, we are here to serve you. For more information about how oral sedation can help you, contact us today at 0208 780 2226.
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