Nervous, anxious or worried about dental treatment?
The team at Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge understands that many people are apprehensive about dental treatment. Some people fear the sound of the drill or injections in the mouth whilst others have an unspecific fear that just can’t be explained. This is very common. We can help.
At Pembroke Dental Ballsbridge, our team has a special interest in helping patients with anxiety to dental treatment. All our dentists are trained in specific behavioural techniques to alleviate dental anxiety and phobia. We also offer different types of sedation. We offer either Oral sedation or conscious (IV) sedation, which reduces anxiety levels and ensures a positive dental experience.
What does Conscious Sedation involve and what is it like?
Conscious sedation involves administering a drug before dental treatment, which induces a state of relaxation and relieves anxiety.
You will not be fully aware of what is going on around you although you will still be able to communicate with the dentist and dental nurse. The drug also has an amnesic effect meaning you will remember none or very little of the procedure and as a result time will appear to pass very quickly.
You will not be unconscious as with a general anaesthetic, but some people do ‘drift off’ as they are so relaxed. Even the most phobic of patients are amazed by the treatment they can undergo when sedated in this way.
The recovery time with sedation is very quick. You should not feel sick afterwards. It is essential that you come with an escort to enable you to return home safely after your treatment, as you may feel drowsy for a few hours.
What treatments can I have sedation for?
Oral Sedation is available for most forms of dental treatment including fillings and extractions.. This involves a mild sedative benzodiazepine taken 45 minutes before the procedure. All our dentists provide this type of sedation IV sedation is available for larger treatments such as implant placement and wisdom teeth extraction with or consultant oral surgeon , Dr Eimear McHugh who is trained and certified provider of this treatment.