ARE YOU SCARED OF THE DENTIST?
Most people are a little apprehensive about going to the dentist while others are absolutely petrified. There are many ways to relax people who are scared of the dentist.
Apart from normal local anaesthetic injections, here are some things you can ask for.
- IV sedation
- General anaesthetic
- Topical anaesthetic so needles don’t hurt
- The wand – ultra slow injections that are absolutely pain free
- Relaxing drugs such as diazepam, hypnovel etc.
- Laughing gas or Nitrous Oxide
By looking around you can find clinics which provide these options. If they are done in a hospital then the cost will be a lot more but most of these can be done in a dental clinic at a reasonable cost, saving you money for all of these procedures.
Using these procedures has the advantage not only helps if you are scared of the dentist, it can also mean that your dentistry can be done much faster and often in the one visit in most cases.
Because things can be done a lot quicker and with fewer sessions then there is room for a dental practitioner to be more flexible with prices in these cases and avoid the usual high hourly rate.
You can negotiate with the dentist on this point. Some of these options also mean that you have no memory of the procedures as well.