Do you need to see a dentist around Meath? Our team at Navan Dental can helpTuesday, 24th September, 2019
When a trip to see your dentist makes you break out in a cold sweat, it makes sense that you would want to avoid it. After all, modern life is stressful enough without adding to your worries. However, even the most thorough, diligent tooth brusher will need to see a dentist sooner or later and if you live in Navan and require a dentist Meath, our team at Navan Dental can help you overcome your fear.
Our team of dentists Meath are aware that lecturing nervous patients is counterproductive; if you are scared of dental check-ups and have been avoiding them for some time, then you are unlikely to have the perfect set of teeth. At Navan Dental, we take pride in being able to set at ease our phobic patients and show compassion, allowing you to feel relaxed and comfortable in our practice.
But how else can we help you feel secure in the dentist's chair?
If your phobia of the dentist is intense and causes you immense distress, we are proud to be able to offer you an intravenous (IV) sedation.
Commonly used with children during dental extractions, IV sedation is perfect for calming your nerves and allowing us to perform a range of procedures without causing you distress. There are a few things we advise you to do before undertaking sedation with our team at Navan Dental, the most important of which we will discuss here.
Bring a responsible adult
After your treatment is completed, once you wake from the sedation, you are going to feel very drowsy.
We ask that you arrange to have someone with you to take you straight home and sit with you for a few hours, preferably a friend or family member who can also drive. If they cannot drive, we advise you to book a taxi to take you home, especially if you have come a long way. Do not attempt to drive yourself home and do not drive for 24 hours after being sedated.
Tell us everything
Before we can offer you sedation, we need to know if you have any medical conditions, if you are taking any medications, if you have undergone other surgeries or sedative procedures recently and if you are using recreational drugs.
All of this will remain confidential and will only be used to make a determination by our anaesthetist of whether you are suitable for IV sedation.
No food or drink 2 hours before
It is essential that for 2 hours before your undergo sedation, you do not consume any food or drink.
This is due to the risk of choking in the unlikely event that you bring up food under sedation and is to keep you safe.
Other requirements for undertaking sedation dentistry with Navan Dental can be found on our website; if you require further information, please contact us today