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Nervous Patients

It’s very common to have fear or anxiety when you go to the dentist.  Bad experiences in the past can be difficult to overcome.  You are not alone.  When patients come to our office for the first time, our friendly staff and cheerful atmosphere will put you at ease.  However, if you feel you need extra help, or for those with extremely high levels of fear, we offer anti-anxiety medication in addition to help you relax.

  • Anti-anxiety medication offered
  • All your dental treatment questions answered
  • Overcome your fear to improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums

Sedation techniques for nervous patients

Dental sedation is a technique used by dentists to help patients relax during dental procedures. It involves the use of medication to create a state of relaxation and calmness in the patient. Sedation can be administered in several ways, including inhalation, oral medication, or intravenous injection. The type of sedation used will depend on the patient’s age, medical history, and the complexity of the procedure.

The sedation process typically begins with a consultation between the dentist and the patient, during which the patient’s medical history is reviewed, and any concerns or questions are addressed. The dentist will then determine the best type of sedation for the patient and explain the risks and benefits associated with the procedure.

On the day of the procedure, the patient will be given the sedative medication in the chosen form. The medication will take effect quickly, and the patient will begin to feel relaxed and calm. Throughout the procedure, the dentist will monitor the patient’s vitals to ensure their safety, and adjust the dosage of the sedative medication as needed.

After the procedure is complete, the patient will be monitored until the effects of the sedative medication wear off, and it is safe for them to leave the dental office. Overall, dental sedation is a safe and effective way to help patients feel more comfortable during dental procedures and can make a significant difference in the quality of care they receive.

Nervous patients at Bridgford Dental

Preparing for your appointment with us beforehand can help you feel better about your visit to us, and reduce your dental anxiety. We find that nervous patients often benefit from morning appointments; to get their dental visit out of the way early in the day. You’re very welcome to ask a friend to come along with you, and support you. Plus, if you have any questions about what’s going to happen during your appointment, we’ll be very happy to answer them, in as much as detail as you need. Finally, we can arrange a ‘stop’ signal together, prior to our treatment, which will put you in control of the situation.

What to expect during your nervous patients treatment

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Let us reassure you of the measures we’ll take to ease your dental anxiety

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Please ask us any questions you have during the consultation

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Sedation administered to help you relax

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Essential treatment carried out

Common Nervous Patients Questions

How do dentists deal with nervous patients?

We’ll explain the procedure you’re going to have step by step, so you know what to expect. This can help to reduce anxiety and make you feel more in control. Our dentists may also use sedation techniques, such as nitrous oxide, to help you feel more relaxed during the procedure.

How do dental practices make their treatments painfree?

One of the most common methods used is the administration of local anaesthesia, which numbs the area being treated, making the procedure virtually painless.

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