Call us today on:
01932 582 949

Find us at:
30 London Street, Chertsey,
Surrey, KT16 8AA

Nervous Patients

Our experience in treating anxious or phobic patients means we fully understand what a big step coming to the dentist can be for many.

You’ll never be rushed or pushed into a decision at the Courtyard Clinic; you’ll always be made to feel very welcome, and in control at all times. As well as offering the latest intravenous sedation techniques, designed to help you relax, whilst still being aware of what’s going on, we also offer ‘Drill Free’ dentistry; that’s right ‘Drill Free’ dentistry!

In the event that you do have a local aneasthetic we can also administer it using the innovative and painless ‘Wand’ technique, rather than having to use a needle
For many people, a dental visit, or even the thought of one, can cause immense worry and stress. We hope to change all that and have designed our environment to make our patients feel relaxed and comfortable. If you decide to go ahead, we have many techniques to help us to put you completely at your ease.

If you have any concerns or anxieties about coming to see us you’re always very welcome to visit the practice before commencing treatment to talk to us about sedation, ‘Drill Free’ dentistry or simply to take a look around the practice.

To find out more about our special range of treatments for nervous patients please contact.

New patients should call the practice or email us to request an initial appointment.


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Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Some people are so worried about visiting the dentist, they avoid attending regular appointments or getting vital treatment to protect the health of their teeth. This reluctance to see the dentist can be due to a variety of reasons including:

  • Concern about potential pain
  • Feeling out of control
  • Fear of being judged if their teeth are in poor condition
  • Bad childhood experiences
  • Strange sounds and smells
  • A needle phobia

If you have dental anxiety, IV sedation is a safe, effective way to make you feel completely relaxed and much more willing to undergo treatment. Your worries will be eliminated but you remain conscious and able to answer questions, so the dentist can treat you more effectively.

Benefits

  • Makes you feel completely relaxed and anxiety-free
  • Rapid onset of the calming effects
  • Level of sedation can be tailored to suit your needs
  • Can help you forget the treatment process
  • Allows you to communicate with the dentist

Treatment steps

  • Your general health will be a carefully assessed, including your blood pressure and oxygen levels.
  • A very thin needle is inserted in to a vein in the back of your hand leaving a soft plastic tube through which the sedative will be gradually delivered. You will be closely monitored throughout the treatment process.
  • Additional medication will be required to relieve any discomfort as sedation only calms you and does not provide pain relief. However, this will be administered once you are suitably relaxed.

After treatment

The effects of sedation will take a while to wear off, so you will need someone to take you home and keep an eye on you.

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