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Dental Sedation Milton Keynes

Painlessly 7 Days A week

Dental Sedation Available in Milton Keynes

Our pledge: If you are nervous ee will make sure

Your first appointment is as relaxing as we can. You can choose to make an appointment just for a chat. You don’t even have to sit in the dental chair!

We will learn exactly what your worries are.

That you are in control at all times. If at any point in the conversation you just want to get up and leave – you can and we won’t be offended.

That when you call to make an appointment, you will not be embarrassed to explain you are a nervous patient. Our receptionist will support you when you contact our clinic. That we show you as much or as little as you want.

That you can have input into the treatment choices and decisions.

Dental Fears and Phobias

First of all – don’t feel embarrassed – a very large proportion of the population is nervous about treatment.

We want to help you – over the years we have had many successes in helping people get over their fears about dentistry. We have also learnt that there are patients we can’t help and we have built up options for them as well.

We have dedicated and regular staff training, including role play, to help all our staff to deal better with patient anxiety and fear.

We have designed Milton Keynes Dental Hub to be more relaxing, we have also trained our staff to listen and understand the patient's needs.

Relaxed Dental Care

We have years of experience treating people who are terrified.

No matter how you feel, rest assured we have seen somebody more nervous than you. Some of our patients who have moved away from Milton Keynes return to visit us from all over England for a wide range of treatments.

The fact that you are even reading this means that you recognise or experience the problems associated with Dentist Visits.

Perhaps you are looking on behalf of a nervous friend or family member.

Firstly we realize that there are lots of patients who will never be able to have treatment while they are awake and we are happy to either offer them Sedation at our practice (see below) or refer these patients to the hospital.

Some patients are often in tears just standing at the dental reception.

We also realize that some patients simply need more time, careful explanations and a bit of understanding.

Usually, all that patients need to relax is to know that we understand their fear and that they are in control.

If at any point either before or during treatment, you want us to stop – just let us know.

Dental Sedation Milton Keynes
Float Away With Dental Sedation

Fear of dental surgery has always been a major factor in keeping many patients requiring treatment away from the dentist. At our practice, we provide the support of a caring and sympathetic clinical team in a relaxed, friendly environment in which your dental needs can be met with minimum anxiety or worry too.

We have created an environment allowing us to break down many of the barriers which lead to the fear of attending the dentist. This includes an opportunity for you to come in for a coffee and discuss any concerns you may have about your dental treatment.

Dental health is an important component of overall health, but dental phobia, dental anxiety, dental fear, and fear of needles or anaesthesia are major obstacles to receiving proper dental care.

Dental phobia is the serious, often paralysing, fear of seeking dental care. It is one of the reasons many people avoid visiting the dentist, and it can therefore have serious consequences for dental health and overall well-being.

A fully air conditioned, stylish modern, disabled friendly private dental practice based in Milton Keynes. We're Open 7 days a week including every bank holiday.
A modern disabled friendly private dental practice based in Milton Keynes. Open 7 days a week.
Float Away With Dental Sedation

Fear of dental surgery has always been a major factor in keeping many patients requiring treatment away from the dentist. At our practice, we provide the support of a caring and sympathetic clinical team in a relaxed, friendly environment in which your dental needs can be met with minimum anxiety or worry too.

We have created an environment allowing us to break down many of the barriers which lead to the fear of attending the dentist. This includes an opportunity for you to come in for a coffee and discuss any concerns you may have about your dental treatment.

Dental health is an important component of overall health, but dental phobia, dental anxiety, dental fear, and fear of needles or anaesthesia are major obstacles to receiving proper dental care.

Dental phobia is the serious, often paralysing, fear of seeking dental care. It is one of the reasons many people avoid visiting the dentist, and it can therefore have serious consequences for dental health and overall well-being.

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Dental Practice Location

780 South Fifth Street Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK9 2FX

Hours

Monday 8.00am to 7.30pm

Tuesday 8.00 am to 7.30 pm

Wednesday 8.00 am to 7.30 pm

Thursday 8.00 am to 7.30 pm

Friday 8.00am to 7.30pm

Saturday 8.00am to 5.30pm

Sunday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Bank Holidays 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

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FAQs

We answer the most common questions, but if you need more help please get in touch with us.

In the past GA was frequently prescribed to carry out dental procedures while the patient was unconscious.

This option has been banned from general dental practice by the Department of Health from the end of 2001.

During the past few years sedative drugs and techniques have been developed which have eclipsed the need for GA in dentistry.

During sedation the patients are conscious but they are not aware of any pain and have no recollection of the dental procedure.

This technique is very safe when carried out by a well trained Sedationist and his team in appropriate surroundings.

With sedation, the patient breathes for himself and does not suffer the ill effects of GA, nausea, muscle pains and sore nose and throat.

Before you attend our clinic you can go to your GP and tell him/her of your concerns.

He may prescribe you some Ametop or EMLA cream which contains local anaesthetic solution and applying this to your hands one hour prior to your dental visit will numb you hands so that you will not feel any sensation during cannulation.

On your arrival at our clinic notify our receptionist who will let the Sedationist know.

The Sedationist may ask you to inhale a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen gasses (similar to the Entonox women use during childbirth) to make them feel more relaxed before inserting the cannula.

You will be able to hear things as verbal contact must be maintained – as per the GDC definition of conscious sedation.

If we ask you to take a deep breath, you will respond, but you will not remember this and none of what is occurring will worry or trouble you.

You may not be able to see anything as we cover your eyes with protective glasses and patients frequently feel so relaxed that they fall asleep during treatment.

Your mouth is numbed up as usual in the dental surgery but you will not be able to recall this happening and the dental treatment will proceed while your teeth and gums are completely numb so that you won’t be able to feel anything.

If part of the wisdom tooth has appeared through the gum and part of it is still covered, the gum may become sore and perhaps swollen.

Food particles and bacteria can collect under the gum edge, and it will be difficult to clean the area effectively.

Your dentist will tell you whether this is a temporary problem that can be dealt with by using mouthwashes and special cleaning methods (and possibly antibiotics), or whether it is better to have the tooth removed.

Intravenous sedation is the administration of a tranquiliser drug into the blood system in order to facilitate dental surgery in the highly anxious patient.

The drug is injected into one of the superficial veins of the arm or hand. As the vein is usually just under the skin and the cannulas (a small plastic tube) used today are extremely thin this is usually quite painless.

This technique produces a feeling of relaxation and sleepiness. Treatment can then be carried out by using the normal local anaesthetic which is given as needed during treatment.

Even the most highly anxious patients can be successfully treated with this technique. Most patients experience either full or partial memory loss of the dental surgery.

The vast majority of patients are medically able to have sedation.

Although some medical conditions rule it out as an option(severe lung diseases, some heart problems or uncontrolled high blood pressure).

As opposed to general anaesthesia the patient remains conscious but deeply relaxed throughout the surgery.

Thus the potential dangers of general anaesthesia are avoided.

A great deal of research has been carried out on this subject and so long as the sedation is carried out by a dentist, Sedationist or anaesthetist who is trained and experienced in the technique it has been shown to be extremely safe.