At Sterling Dental Clinic, we understand that a dental clinic visit can be a daunting aspect for nervous patients. It is very common for patients to have concerns and worries about visiting their dentist. For some people, their fears about getting dental procedures done become a phobia that can prevent them from getting the treatment and care they need.
The team at Sterling has a lot of experience with nervous patients. They can help you with your dental phobia by talking through your worries and explaining every aspect of your treatment. In our experience, knowledge is power. The dentist will tell you about every stage of the procedure you will undergo so that it is easy for you to understand exactly what is happening at all times. Noises, equipment and materials will be explained in advance, so you know what to expect, when and why. Hopefully, with patience and time, we can help you rationalise your fears and make you feel relaxed and calm whenever you visit us.
You can feel free to bring someone along with you to the clinic for moral support during your treatment.
We offer sedation dentistry treatments in the form of Inhalation Sedation and General Anesthesia to ensure that you never skip your next dental appointment again. Here is how they work:
Inhalation Sedation: At Sterling Dental Clinic, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is given as inhalation through a nasal mask. N2O is simply a sweet-smelling, colourless, non-irritating gas which you can breathe in. It has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide can produce a fast-acting, safe and relaxed euphoria that will start before your treatment and will last while you are getting treated.
General Anesthesia: An anti-anxiety medication is injected into the bloodstream through a vein by an anesthetist to induce a state of deep relaxation. Most of you will have absolutely no recollection of the treatment afterwards, which makes it perfect for anxious or nervous patients.
Both these methods are ideal for overcoming your fears or making lengthier procedures in the chair more comfortable. They are mainly administered so that patients can receive dental services without knowing or feeling a thing.
Overall, you can speak to Dr. Giroti about any concerns you may have about our sedation techniques, and we can work together to ensure you have a great dental experience!