Anxiety can be a major barrier for many patients, meaning that they cannot go through with dental treatment, especially lengthy and invasive procedures.
In 2018, we brought in-house sedation services to Sharrow Dental for nervous patients or for patients with a severe gag reflex. This has meant that we are able to offer the full range of treatment to our patients who might never have dreamed it possible.
What Is Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is a technique where a drug is used to relax patients to a point where treatment can be carried out comfortably, without pain and completely stress-free. Throughout the procedure you will still be awake, and the dentist will be able to chat to you, which makes the technique very safe. The recovery period following sedation is very short to help minimise time off work and so that treatment can fit in around busy lives.
What Treatments Are Available?
There are a number of conscious sedation treatments available that your dentist can advise you on, including:
- Local anaesthesia
- Gas and air
- Intravenous sedation
- Intranasal conscious sedation
- Oral sedation
What Are the Benefits of Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation will help you to cope with dental treatment and lower your anxiety. Even people who do not feel anxious about dental treatments choose to have conscious sedation for uncomfortable procedures such as extractions (having teeth removed) to make the process more manageable.
Contact Sharrow Dental Today
If you have a treatment in the diary but you are nervous to go ahead with it, then we would encourage you to consider asking your dentist about this option. For more information, please call us on 01245 354046.
Sorry it has taken me this long to write a review but I just want to thank Ian so much for my teeth. I had a brace put on and I was quite nervous throughout the whole procedure as I don’t feel totally comfortable whenever I go to the dentist, however Ian was always so professional and confident that I knew I was in safe hands. He is also very honest so you know what result you can achieve and what you can’t which I think is really important. I am so pleased with my teeth now the brace is off and I would 100% recommend!! thank you Ian & Sharrow.
Sharrow has been very warm and welcoming – good services all round. Mr Clough has been very meticulous in his treatment – very patient. Taking his time with everything he has done. I have recommended several people to his clinic and I hope they take my advice. Happy and comfortable with the service and my mouth is back to normal! So far so good! Thank you
Truly great dentist, it’s no accident that my family, my daughter’s husband and now his family now go there. Having had bad experiences in my early life , I’m so glad I found them and can only deduce that they only take on dentist who are a. fantastic at their job, b. very empathetic to those who have had bad experiences.
I’m a very nervous patient. I’m absolutely petrified of dentists but this one I feel so comfortable at. They are absolutely amazing with me and I’d recommend to anyone who’s also nervous this is the surgery for you. Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. Thank you so much sharrows. 10/10 x
Absolutely wonderful service!