Nervous Patient Treatments In Bromley

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IV Sedation / Nervous Patients

The most common reason for putting off visiting the dentist is fear. Often, patients put up with unnecessary pain and discomfort for months until it becomes unbearable because they are afraid of visiting the dentist. An easily-remedied dental problem then becomes more difficult, more invasive and more costly to treat.

There are many reasons for this fear: a bad past experience, difficulty in getting numb with local anaesthetic, a phobia of the smells or sounds of the dental surgery, sensitive teeth. . . Sometimes, there’s no logical explanation for the fear, but whatever the cause, sedation can make a big difference. Using IV sedation, you will be fully relaxed for the duration of your treatment, experiencing no pain and remembering little of the treatment afterwards. You will also be monitored continuously to ensure you are medically well.

At All Smiles we have an in-house anaesthetist, Molly Hedley, who is also Chief Resuscitation Officer for Kings College Healthcare Trust. Molly will sedate patients within safe guidelines, and the practice also has full resuscitation facilities in the unlikely event of an emergency.

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HOW DOES SEDATION WORK?

If you opt for sedation, you will be given intravenous sedative drugs using safe and proven techniques. Our anaesthetist will administer an IV to enable medications for relaxation to enter your body. These drugs will quickly put you in a relaxed stated that is maintained and monitored for the duration of your treatment. This is not a ‘general anaesthetic’ like those administered in hospitals, as you will breathe on your own, but you won’t be aware of or remember any dental procedures or even getting numb. After the procedure is finished you’ll be brought round, and should have a friend or family member to take you home as you won’t be able to drive. The effects of IV sedation can last for five to six hours.

As well as helping nervous patients to relax, the use of IV sedation enables us to complete multiple procedures in one appointment, which otherwise may be too tiring or uncomfortable. It’s also very helpful for patients with a strong gag reflex that can otherwise make treatment difficult. There are many other reasons patients opt for sedation:

TREATMENT BENEFITS

  • ZFear of dental treatment, dentists or the smells and sounds of the surgery
  • ZHistory of traumatic dental experiences
  • ZVery sensitive gag reflex
  • ZDifficulty opening the mouth for long periods
  • ZDifficulty getting numb
  • ZVery sensitive teeth
  • ZComplex dental problems or a need for dental surgery
  • ZIn denial of a dental problem until the pain is unbearable
  • ZHave not received professional dental care for many years
  • ZGet repeat prescriptions from different dentists or doctors for painkillers
  • ZExperience sweaty palms or find yourself gripping the armrests
  • ZExperienced sedation in the past that did not work well
IV sedation can help with all these problems, ensuring you get the dental treatment you need it when you need it, avoiding unnecessary pain and discomfort, and potentially more serious dental problems. Our anaesthetist Molly Hedley regularly checks all equipment to ensure it is working properly, and can answer any questions you may have about IV sedation treatment.

THE WAND

If we discover you need any general dental treatment during your regular dental check-up, we’ll explain our findings and will give you a detailed treatment plan. We use the unique Wand system to administer any local anaesthetic required during treatment. The Wand delivers a steady, controlled flow of anaesthetic and vibrates to minimise the “bee sting” effect associated with standard needles.

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Become a new patient today, at All Smiles. We make a point of helping our patients to feel happy and relaxed about visiting the dentist. Removing any fear of the unknown is an important part of this commitment.

Reasons to Choose All Smiles

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Medical Background

Not just an experiecned dentist, Dr Ash is also a fully qualified medical doctor (one of only twenty in the UK).

Personalised care

We value each individual patient and treat them in their own unique way to understand and tailor treatments to their needs and wishes.

Flexible Availability

We offer both late evening and Saturday appointments to accommodate most schedules.

WHY CHOOSE US

  • ZDr Ash is also a fully qualified medical doctor (1 of only 20 other dentists in the country)
  • ZNo obligation consultations on cosmetic treatments
  • ZMultiple 5 star Google reviews
  • ZLate evening & Saturday appointments
  • ZFlexible finance plans to help with treatment fees
  • ZDental practice on the High Street
  • ZDedicated and committed team

PATIENT REVIEW

Dr Ash is the practitioner who other dentists visit to learn from. He also has a superb team backing him who are totally professional yet never lose the human touch. You will become their friends who are totally dedicated to getting your teeth in shape…If you are thinking of having this treatment you can have absolute confidence in the brilliant All Smiles team
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