Nervous Dental Patients

Many people are nervous about visiting the dentist for various reasons, possibly a fear of needles, dental phobia, painful or sensitive teeth, have a troubled gag reflex or simply want to make a long appointment much easier.

Here at Balsall Common Dental Practice we offer 3 solutions for nervous patients:

Tender Loving Care

We listen to your concerns and try hard to avoid the situations that you find difficult. We find that anxiety tends to evaporate when people get to know us. We take great care to make treatment pain free and can even offer needle free local anaesthetic in many situations.

Inhalation Sedation (Happy Air)

Is a conscious anaesthetic, which means that you will be awake and in control but sedated, relaxed and much less anxious.

A simple rubber hood rests on your nose allowing you to breathe a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous oxide is a time-tested, safe and effective method of relieving discomfort and anxiety. It is fast acting, has a quick recovery time and very few side effects.

We can tailor the depth of your relaxation to suit our levels of anxiety but at all times you will be able to talk to us normally. You will have a pleasant feeling of numbness, security and warmth while we care for you.

At the end of the appointment you will feel normal within two minutes and could drive after 5 minutes.

Intra-Venous Sedation

Offers a much more profound level of sedation for those that need it. Sedation medicine is given via an injection on the back of your hand. You will quickly drft into a deeply sedated and relaxed state. Afterwards you will have little or no memory of the treatment.