Care for nervous patient

If you are anxious about dental treatment then you are not alone.

We understand that a trip to the dentist can be nerve-racking but, fortunately, there are a number of ways Marsh Dental Care can help you overcome your fear and keep you calm:

  • Behaviour management – this is often the simplest approach for nervous patients. It involves a careful and sympathetic approach from the dentist, with explanations of what is being done, thus allowing the patient control over the procedure. Some patients may want to bring a friend along for support. We provide television and headphones enabling you to watch a film or television programme while being treated.
  • Oral Sedation – this involves the use of an oral sedative drug such as diazepam, which is taken before treatment. The sedative effect varies between individuals and so can be unpredictable. It is best used for sedation the night before treatment to ensure restful sleep.
  • Intravenous Sedation – this is used to produce a very strong sensation of deep relaxation and well being. Even the most highly anxious patients can be successfully treated with this technique. The main advantage is that most patients experience either full or partial memory loss so that little of the treatment can be remembered. It is a suitable technique for most healthy adults and is very safe as the patient remains conscious during treatment.

Laura is a certified UK sedationist and can offer intravenous sedation to help relax you while you have your dental treatment.