We Can Help You Face Your W1 Fears April 23rd, 2014

2603730_blogAqua Dental Spa is Dental Phobia Certified and we can help you to overcome your dental fears. One of the main problems we encounter is that patients with dental phobia or severe anxiety avoid the dentist for long periods of time and this only serves to increase their anxiety when they finally come to see a dentist. It is not uncommon for us to see patients who have avoided the dental chair for over ten years. If you suffer from dental phobia, we are here to help.

Our highly trained and experienced dentists will help you to overcome your fears and provide you with the treatment to ensure you enjoy good oral health and remain pain-free.

Sedation

We offer sedation for nervous patients and this can make dental treatment much less daunting. Not only does sedation prevent you from feeling pain, but it also induces a state of deep relaxation. Many patients feel instantly reassured when we mention sedation because they know that the procedure will be stress-free and pain-free and this means that they don’t dread the run-up to their appointment. We offer sedation for a range of treatments and we will explain what is going to happen during and after the procedure very clearly to ensure that you are fully aware of what is happening.

When you are sedated, you start to feel drowsy and you will become relaxed. If you want to, you will be able to talk to your dentist while you have treatment, as sedation does not make you lose consciousness. You won’t feel any pain and you probably won’t have much memory of what happened during the procedure. After sedation, it will take a little time for the effects of the sedative to wear off completely and we advise patients to ask a friend or relative to accompany them home. It’s best to avoid driving, operating machinery and drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours after sedation.