Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, but for some people, the phobia is a real problem and can stand in the way of seeking checkups and treatment. If you’re a very nervous patient, sedation could be the answer for you. This will involve either oral sedation ahead of your appointment or IV sedation at your appointment, which will help you to relax and to get over your fear of the dentist. IV sedation is especially powerful and can make you very sleepy and relaxed, so that you’re not scared of being at the dentist.

Not all dental surgeries offer sedation so check if this is a service that can be provided before making an appointment. Dentists and dental nurses will need to have the right training in order to provide this service. Many people specifically seek out surgeries that offer sedation so they can get treatment in an environment that makes them more comfortable and less nervous.