Wellness Tips | 23 March, 2022

How sedation can help you overcome your dental phobia!

Are you afraid of the dentist? You’re not alone! This common fear can stem from several emotions related to worries about your oral health or even previous experiences you may have had at the dentist.

Fear no more! To ensure you have a relaxed and stress-free visit to the dentist, many clinicians who operate their practices from Maven Dental clinics (including Maven Dental Southport) offer sedation dentistry to patients who experience dental anxiety or dental phobias.

Over the past 40+ years Dr Stephen Coulson, who practices from Maven Dental Southport, has met countless patients who have had dental related phobias. It is for this reason that he is committed to providing his patients with the highest level of dental care in a warm and welcoming environment and aims to change the stigma around going to the dentist.

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Dr Coulson says, “Sedation is a fantastic option which can help calm nervous patients, so they are able to comfortably have dental treatment completed.”

There are many different types of sedation dentistry. Dr Coulson and the other clinicians practicing from Maven Dental Southport offer several types of sedation to ensure you feel comfortable every step of the way, especially through more complex dental treatments.

Oral Sedation

Oral Sedation is a sedative in the form of a tablet usually taken an hour before your appointment. Oral sedation lasts around 4-6 hours, and you may require local anaesthetic to completely numb the area which is being treated. Keep in mind you will need someone to drive you to and from your dental appointment as you won’t be able to drive on the medication!

In addition to offering dental sedation, the clinicians supported by Maven Dental strive to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere to further reduce dental anxiety. Most clinicians have spent many years working alongside nervous patients and have several coping techniques to calm nerves before and during your appointment in their back pocket. They often pride themselves on working with you each step of the way and will take the time to listen and understand your individual needs and circumstances.

If you suffer from dental anxiety or if you are looking for a relaxing dental experience, your dentists practicing from Maven Dental Southport are sure to impress! Book your consultation online today to discuss which sedation option is best for you.