Nervous Patient care
Our caring team will do their utmost to make sure your experience with us is a positive one. We understand some patients may be apprehensive about a visit to their dentist. So if you feel nervous about your appointment, please don’t feel afraid to tell us.
We will always take the time to discuss your treatment plan with you so that we can address any concerns in advance. If you are anxious or nervous when visiting the dentist, or require a little extra help to put you at ease, then sedation can be very helpful to keep you relaxed and calm during your appointment. If this is something you may want, just let us know.
Our sedation services are available to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment with us. When sedated you will be conscious, but unaware of what is going on around you.
We offer two types of sedation: Intravenous (IV) sedation & Oral sedation
We will help you decide which type of sedation is right for you. For longer or more complicated treatments, IV sedation may be advisable. At Sorriso dentistry, our IV sedation is sometimes provided by a visiting anaesthetist who is skilled in both anaesthesia and sedation, for which there would be an additional fee.
Oral sedation may also be provided in house by the treating dentist and team of nurses.
When receiving sedation, you will be fully informed beforehand of any potential side effects and given advice to help you with your recovery. If you opt for sedation, you will need someone to act as an escort and take you home afterwards, and it is advisable to rest for the remainder of the day.