Does fear of the dentist put you off seeking dental treatment? You are not alone: approximately one in ten adults in the UK is so nervous about visiting a dental practice that they simply refuse to go. At Liverpool Smile Studio, we offer sedation dentistry, which can be the perfect way to get the treatment you need in a stress-free, peaceful manner.
Fear of the dentist has numerous causes, and sedation dentistry can help with all of them. Some people had a bad experience as a child, while others have specific triggers – the sound of the drill, the sight of a needle, the sounds and smells of a practice. Others still fear that they will be judged because their oral health has fallen into poor condition because of their fear.
At Liverpool Smile Studio, you will never be judged if fear of the dentist has caused you to avoid treatment until an emergency arises. Our whole team is sympathetic to the needs of nervous dental patients and understand that in some cases the condition can be so severe that it triggers panic attacks and other unpleasant symptoms.
However, we believe that in the 21st Century fear should not be a barrier to treatment, whether you are in need of extensive restorative work or would love to have cosmetic dental treatment to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamt of, if only you could overcome your dental anxiety.
The good news is that with sedation dentistry, you can. At our Liverpool dental practice we have a dedicated sedation dentist, Dr Jeanine McGinty. Jeanine is a Dental Phobia certified dentist and is highly experienced in helping anxious, nervous, and phobic patients to get much needed treatment.
Jeanine attained a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious Sedation in 2007 and has helped scores of patients just like you.
We offer intravenous conscious sedation at our Liverpool dental practice. With this method, you will not be asleep, so can cooperate with your dentist, but will be in a highly relaxed and peaceful state and won’t feel any pain.
Most patients remember very little about treatment when sedation wears off.