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Sedation DentistryIf you are having some kind of treatment at the dentist, it may be necessary to have a form of sedation so that you can relax. Be assured, that dentists are very experienced with administering sedation before dental treatments. There are a few different types of sedation. One is called an intravenous sedation, which involves the drug being injected slowly, so that you feel relaxed during the treatment. Another option is inhalation through a mask, which is a good option for anyone who doesn’t like needles. The gas is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, by breathing this in you remain awake and aware yet relaxed so that the dentist can proceed with the treatment. There is also general anaesthesia that allows the patient to fall into the desired unconscious state, and awake once the treatment has finished. Another type is sedation through oral medication, the dose can be made to suit the level of sedation you require.

Evergreen Dental Centre in Reading offers two types of sedation dentistry to their patients: intravenous sedation and inhalation sedation. They are a small and friendly practice, convenient for anyone living in Reading. Either the dentist or the trained nurse will oversee the administering of the anaesthetic to ensure that a controlled amount is given, to obtain the required state of peace. They understand that going to the dentist can be nerve-racking for some people, so they are very understanding and willing to assist in any way possible.

Why are people afraid of the dentist? There are many reasons which can stop adults going to visit the dentist. Some of the reasons could be: fear of choking, fear of future work, fear of the dentist, fear of the drill and/or fear of needles. If you have dental phobia, then be assured you are not alone. Many adults in the UK have this common fear. There is advice that can help get you back on track with your dental visits. The first step is to find a dentist you trust. Explain to them your fear and find out how they can support you. Book in for your first appointment and ask a friend to come and support you.

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