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Sedation options for nervous patients
The thought of having a surgical operation for dental implant
treatment can be daunting, especially if you are already anxious
about dental treatment. However, the good news is that there
are various options to help.
All implant patients are given a local anaesthetic for treatment,
which means they do not feel any pain or discomfort. However,
in addition, the following options are available.
Inhalation sedation
This is the mildest of the sedation options. It is more commonly
called ‘gas and air’. It has excellent pain-killing properties and
can also reduce the gag reflex – the feeling of choking or feeling
sick. A mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide is delivered through
a nosepiece. Because the sedative effect ends when you stop
inhaling the gas mixture, 20 to 30 minutes later you will be able
to drive safely or travel home unaccompanied.

As a child I was very anxious about going to the
dentist as my parents never went. This fear has stayed
with me, with a feeling that I wanted to be knocked
out to even go to the dentists! Over the years I have
had many problems with my teeth, meaning that I
needed implants.
When I came to see Tim, his explanation of the process
still left me with nervousness about how much pain I
would have. I was very nervous on the morning of the
implants. Once I had the fluid Tim gave me [oral sedation], I felt great!
From that point on I didn't feel a thing!
Tim's calmness and experience with dealing with nervous patients is
fantastic! When I went home I had no problems with the implants, and am
so pleased I have had this done.
So if anyone is anxious about dental treatment, I want to tell them not to
worry as Tim's calmness and experience is fantastic! After years of having
problems with my teeth I can see that by the end of the year I will have
finished my implant treatment and have new teeth that will last. I now no
longer hide my smile and laugh with my hand, and am delighted with my
new teeth! Thanks to Tim and the team!
Mr Chandler, Hampshire


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