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Sedation Dentistry

The use of sedation in dentistry is a fantastic method of reducing anxiety levels and ensuring a positive experience at the dentist.

Clients often get confused when they hear the word sedation as it suggests being completely asleep however that is only possible with general anaesthetic which can only be carried out in hospitals in reality you actually remain partially conscious during sedation.

To cut a long story short, I made the appointment and went through with it scared but trying to think positive I lay back on the couch, was given a tiny injection in my arm, never feeling a thing and the next thing I can remember was getting out of the car with my partner back at home, having had 2 fillings, an extraction and a general clean and polish! Everything that I was told was totally true, the staff were so kind and the process was completely painless and I could not remember a thing! I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Faresh, Jasmine and Vicky for your excellent service and customer care and would recommend you to anyone without hesitation and, for all you nervous patients out there if I can do it so can you and you won’t remember a thing.
Previously a Nervous PatientPS. Mouth healing up just fine – and thank you for your follow-up call.

You will be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist however you may not remember much about what went on because of two main factors : firstly, in most people, sedation induces a state of deep relation and a feeling of not being bothered about what is going on. Secondly the medication can produce either partial or complete memory loss for a short period of time. As a result times seems to pass very quickly and you will not recall much or perhaps nothing at all of what happened. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were asleep throughout the whole procedure.

I have a dental phobia- I am petrified. But, after three years of lost fillings, lost crown, infection in the gum, and lots of pain, I decided on January 1st that my resolution for 2010 was to get my teeth fixed! I was tired of smiling at people behind my hand: I was very embarrassed about the gaps in my mouth.
I wanted sedation and could not find a dentist who would do that: then, thanks to the internet I came across Chattering Class and Dermal Clinic and a wonderful page about nervous patients, but it then took me almost three months to actually pick up the phone. I was really nervous. When I summoned up the courage to make the call- I talked to the receptionist and she was amazingly re-assuring and explained about what would happen on the first visit. She was wonderful when I arrived at the surgery and helped to calm me down and understood my anxieties, thank you so much, I really appreciated your friendly welcome.P.B.