Nervous patients at Brookside Dental

Our friendly team of professionals in Market Harborough are passionate about delivering the highest quality dental care, and we go above and beyond to make sure our nervous or anxious patients are comfortable and well looked after.

Sedation for our nervous patients

We understand how stressful dental treatment can be for some people, and sedation is a safe and effective way to overcome any barriers to dental treatment for really anxious patients, or ones who just want to be more comfortable during longer procedures, including implant surgery.

Our friendly and highly skilled team uses a sedative drug which is injected into the back of the hand or arm to put the patient into an altered state of consciousness. You’ll be awake and able to talk to the clinical team and respond to simple instructions, but you’ll be drowsy, relaxed, and best of all you won’t remember anything afterwards!

We carefully monitor patients' vital stats and make sure they’re comfortable throughout the procedure, then once we’ve completed treatment and the patient has recovered, we send them home to rest with their chosen escort.

To see if sedation might be right for you, contact us to chat about your concerns, and see how we can help you.

Stress-free dental treatments for nervous patients

If you get nervous or anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist, you’re not alone; according to the NHS, one in four people are scared to visit the dentist!

We don’t want people to skip visits to the dentist that could have a big impact on their oral health because of dental anxiety, so we take extra-special care of our nervous patients at Brookside Dental.

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a very real and valid fear that many people have of visiting the dentist, and it can be due to a range of different reasons.

Most commonly, people are afraid of pain, needles, and dental equipment and lots of people have had a traumatic dental experience in the past, often in childhood, which is very understandable.

We also find that some people are worried about being judged by a dentist or hygienist on the condition of their teeth, and feel uncomfortable in a clinical environment.

We understand, and we’re here to help

We do everything we can to make our nervous patients feel comfortable and at-ease with us, and are happy to chat with nervous patients before visiting the practice to help ease dental fear.

We can also

  • Meet you outside the treatment room before your appointment to discuss your fears, and what you want to achieve with dental treatment.
  • Give you as much information as possible on your treatment options, and thoroughly walk you through your treatment plan in detail.
  • Discuss the credentials and experience of our practitioners, so you know you’re in the best and most experienced hands.
  • For patients that are extremely anxious, we offer safe and effective sedation so we can treat you while you’re in a comfortable, relaxed state.

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94 St Mary’s Road
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