Phobic Patients
The Unit is fully equipped to be able to offer treatment under intravenous sedation with the added safety of being located in a hospital environment. Surgical procedures such as implant surgery, bone grafting and extractions are commonly performed using sedation; however it is also very useful to manage patients who are frightened of routine dental treatment. With the help of a team of four visiting anaesthetic consultants the Unit performs about two hundred sedation cases per year.
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It is not uncommon for patients to be anxious or afraid of dental procedures. A patient may choose IV sedation for simple procedures depending on their level of anxiety.
Oral sedatives help patients relax. You will remain aware of your surroundings, but will be less responsive to external stimuli, like the sounds and smells. The sedatives also reduce your sense of overall pain.
General dentists are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages and they prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity, as well as maintain the function and appearance of the teeth.