Sedation for the Nervous2018-09-11T12:30:27+00:00

Dr Stephen Hennessy and Dr lan Walsh are fully qualified cosmetic Dental Surgeons having over twenty five years of combined experience.

Sedation for the Nervous

Is there anything that can help me with my fear of the dentist?

Yes. Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they will not go for dental treatment. They can overcome their fears with relaxation or sedation. Our dentists are sympathetic about these feelings, and you can ask our dentists about these ways to help.

What is sedation?

We refer patients for intravenous or IV sedation. This is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose will depend on the amount of treatment needed and the length of time it will take to complete.

How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?

You become drowsy and unaware of any treatment, but you are still able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take some time to wear off and your dentist will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear from your body. You won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time.

How does relaxation work?

When we are faced with a challenge or something we’re afraid of, such as a visit to the dentist, our bodies produce substances, which raise our anxiety. However, we can train our bodies to work against this anxiety, by learning to relax. It’s not possible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time, so learning relaxation helps control our anxiety.

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A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of the tooth. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps, repair broken or chipped teeth and improve the appearance by lenghtening, reshaping or changing the colour of the teeth.

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A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the top of your natural tooth. Crowns are used in situations where the tooth has been broken or weakened by decay or large fillings. Dis-coloured and irregular shaped teeth can be improved using crowns.

Bridges
A bridge is a fixed restoration similar to a crown that replaces missing teeth, filling the gaps. They are both aesthetic and functional restoring your natural bite and preventing unwanted movement of the adjacent teeth and over eruption of the opposing teeth.

White Fillings
Remove unsightly metal fillings and replace them with tooth coloured fillings for a whiter smile.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff. We are new to your practice and our son Jake had two teeth extracted on Tuesday. Jake was very nervous. He really struggles with “needles” and was worried about the whole procedure. Everyone went out of their way to put Jake at ease from the welcoming receptionists, dental nurses and of course the dental surgeon. With your support, he managed to have the two 1st teeth removed and although I know he wants to avoid similar experiences, the experience was much better than he expected.

Thank you for going the extra mile for Jake. Jake really appreciated it and so did we.

Ian, Anne & Jake
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