Here at Gentle Dental Care Liverpool, we understand that some patients may have a fear of receiving dental treatment. Fears of the dentist can range in severity and it’s not uncommon that we see patients who have suffered for a number of years, never seeking any aspect of dental care.
Luckily, the team at GDC are experts in all aspects of dentistry and we will do everything we can to make our patients feel relaxed and happy with their treatment. Our dentist, Dr Al-Sharkawi, is able to make even the most nervous patients feel comfortable in his care. Alongside his natural, calming demeanour, Dr Al-Sharkawi has also completed a course in conscious sedation at Liverpool University Dental Hospital and we do offer IV sedation to our patients.
To administer the conscious sedation drugs, we will just use a small needle into the back of your hand and thankfully, you won’t remember any of what comes next!
IV sedation is the perfect answer for lots of dental procedures as you will remain fully co-operational throughout, but won’t be able to feel anything – and certainly won’t recall anything once the treatment is finished. There are no side effects of conscious sedation and it can help you take control of your dentist fears so future experiences are not so tiresome.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about IV sedation, please call us on 0151 722 3000 and speak to one of our friendly dental nurses.