Dr. Aisha Ahmed and her team, Provides oral sedation for anxiety-free dentistry.
For some people a trip to the dentist is just another chore to be ticked off the list, but there are many people who see a dental appointment as something far more sinister. For these patients, a calming waiting room and friendly dentist isn’t enough to evoke relaxation, and many dental practices are opting to provide a new type of dentistry that’s aimed at making the experience far more manageable.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry:
- have high levels of fear.
- have had traumatic dental experiences.
- have difficulty getting numb.
- have a bad gag reflex.
- have very sensitive teeth.
- have limited time to complete their dental care.
- have complex dental problems.
- hate needles and shots.
- hate noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry simply refers to dental treatment carried out while the patient is under sedation. Although many procedures can be undertaken without the need for any time of sedation or anaesthesia, some patients find the process of sedation far easier to comprehend than the idea of undergoing treatment while awake. Dr Aisha Ahmed and her team offer sedation dentistry to patients who suffer from dental anxiety, helping to provide them with the relaxing environment they need to visit a dentist.
Oral sedation, which is administered via a pill taken by mouth, is a safe and convenient way of reducing anxiety for patients with a fear of undergoing dental treatment. When administered by Dr Ahmed, a qualified dentist, oral sedation can deliver a deeper state of relaxation than many other forms of sedation. For those who are suited to oral sedation, this can be a welcome break from the anxiety traditionally faced during a trip to the dentist.
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Will I fall asleep during my treatment?
Oral sedation is designed to help anxious patients more relaxed during treatment, and can often leave you feeling drowsy and calm. In many cases, this will not cause you to fall asleep, but some patients may briefly drift off if they are extremely relaxed. If this does happen, it will only take a small tap on the
shoulder to wake you, after which it is likely you will remain awake for the rest of the procedure.
What are sedatives?
Sedatives are a type of medication that help relax patients by reducing the action of the central nervous system. As a result of sedative use, patients remain aware of their surroundings but are less responsible to environment. Sedatives also reduce the sense of pain, so they can help patients avoid as many negative feels associated with dental practices as possible.
I struggle to get numb during local anaesthetics. Will sedation help?
Yes. Sedation can be used alongside local anaesthetic to reduce the feeling of pain and ensure you are have as little awareness of the treatment as possible. Although administered to relax and calm patients, sedatives also lessen pain, so they can work in conjunction with local anaesthetics to reduce the feeling of pain on or around the area targeted during treatment. The sedative will also help you to relax and feel drowsy during the treatment, so it is likely you will finish the procedure will little memory of any possible pain you may have experienced.