I have a fear of dentistry but also a fear of sedation, what can I do?
11th July 2011
A. Hi well done for having the courage to look for help . The first thing to do is find a dentist who is empathetic to nervous patients . what treatment you need has to be discovered before deciding with you what is the right way for you to get it done . Anxiety management ranges from psychological strategies to help your anxieties to sedative medications in various forms . You may opt not to have IV sedation if you have had a previous bad experience , or if you feel that its not possible to have treatmemt without this , then the dentist can talk you through modern techniques which have a very good safety record . I suggest you take a look at an organisation called Anxiety Uk which has some very useful stuff to help , also www.dentalfearcentral.org