Would you love a new smile but can’t quite face the thought of going to the dentist? This is where your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater can help. We know that many patients feel anxious or particularly nervous over dental visits, and this is something that’s far more common than you might imagine. Unfortunately this can mean that some people feel unable to have regular preventative dental care and will only seek help when they are in pain.
You don’t need to let it get to this stage, as Hyde Park Dental Clinic can offer extra sedation, in the form of intravenous sedation. This is something that is administered by injection, and will help you feel drowsy and relaxed. During treatment you’ll still be able to cooperate with your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater but you won’t be really aware of what’s going on. One thing to be aware of with intravenous sedation is that you will need someone with you to drive you home afterwards, and you won’t be able to operate any machinery for the rest of the day until the sedative has a fully left your system. Intravenous sedation is sometimes called sleep dentistry, and our dentists have undertaken additional training to make sure the process is completely safe for you.
Intravenous sedation is perfect if you need a lot of treatment and are particularly nervous over visiting us. If you just feel mildly anxious then we can offer laughing gas which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen and will help to relax you. One of the great things about laughing gas is that it is quickly eliminated from your system once treatment has ended, and after just a quarter of an hour you will be able to leave our surgery on your own.
If you are anxious, the main thing to do is to talk to our friendly dental staff so we can make provisions to help you. You’ll find your cosmetic dentist in Bayswater will take the time to listen to your concerns so they can work out a suitable plan of action that you feel comfortable dealing with. There’s no need to be embarrassed if you haven’t visited a dentist for a while, as all we want to do is to help you return to dental health, and to give you the kind of smile you’d really like.
Hate Injections? We Have the Solution for That Too!
We know many people dread having injections, so Hyde Park Dental Clinic has an ingenious device called the Wand. This delivers the anaesthetic in a very controlled way so you will not get the unpleasant sensation that comes from conventional injections. You’ll only receive the necessary amount of anaesthetic required to keep you comfortably numb. The device doesn’t even look like a needle, as instead it has a very nonthreatening handpiece that looks just like a pen.
If you haven’t visited a dentist for a while then you’ll probably be amazed at how much technology has moved on, and the fact that gentle dental care is now within reach. If you have bad memories of visiting the dentist then let us replace them with more positive experiences that will help put a smile on your face.