If however you’re EXTREMELY nervous, and find that you just can’t manage that step from exam to treatment under normal circumstances, we can simply carry out your check up and treatment plan, then refer for treatment under sedation, so that you may have less of a fear of coming to the dentist.
I.V. sedation is an option for treatment, and involves a tiny injection into your hand or arm so that sedative drugs can be administered. IV sedation is particularly useful if that bad memory is associated with gas and air, and having a mask over the nose. The IV drugs won’t send you to sleep – you’ll be drowsy and able to talk – but they’ll calm and relax you so deeply you probably won’t remember much of what happened.