We understand that to some people the thought, sight and sounds associated with a dental practice can make them fearful. This fear can lead to some lead to your mouth deteriorating further fuelling your anxiety.
At Barrington Dental Care in Altrincham, we listen to you and use many methods to help you overcome your anxiety to ensure every experience with us is as pleasant as possible. We also believe that communication can help with fear of the unknown when it comes to dental treatment.
From minimally invasive techniques to sedation dentistry for prolonged and complex treatments, we are able to tend to every need. Our team of experienced sympathetic sedation dentists are members of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry. With sedation you will be awake but completely relaxed during your treatment. Most patients have no recollection of their visit and the time flies by.
Our Solution… Sedation
All our dentists are very pleasant and approachable, but the visit to the dentist can be a frightening experience for some people and can turn their visit into a nerve wrecking experience.
You may decide that you need dental sedation to keep you relaxed for your dental treatment.
For our dental sedation, we use a medicine called Midazolam, which is administered via a gentle injection in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose will depend on each individual’s need. You will become drowsy and unaware of treatment and this will allow you to not remember the treatment afterwards.
Before we can offer you sedation, we need to carry out a free of charge consultation to see if you are suitable for sedation, as there are some health issues which may contraindicate its use. We will need a full list of any medicines you are taking, so please make sure you take a note of these before visiting us.
From the consultation, we can discuss with you fully your treatment plan and costs, before you commit to any treatment. You will be given a written estimate to take away with you.
We would advise that you are accompanied to your sedation treatment appointment as you will not be able to drive for a short period afterwards.
It is highly advisable to make sure that you take the rest of the day off as you will feel sleepy until the medicine starts to wear off.