Nervous Patients/Sedation

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Nervous Patients/Sedation

You’re in Safe Hands

Being nervous about seeing the dentist is nothing to be ashamed of - especially if you are facing an intrusive or complicated treatment.

In fact, it’s estimated that up to 50% of people who never visit the dentist stay away because of their fears and anxieties, so you’re definitely not alone!

At North Hill Dental we have been trained to be sensitive to your concerns and use special calming techniques to make sure you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Do you have a nervous patient?

Refer your patient to us for sedation treatment

Sedation

A Safe and Simple Way to Ease Your Anxiety

One of the ways we can help our more anxious patients is by offering them inhalation sedation which uses a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. It’s non-allergenic and non-irritating and because you breathe it in through a special nasal hood, it’s ideal if you are severely nervous or gag easily. It’s short acting and there are no after effects so you can carry on with your day as normal almost immediately.

FAQs

What does inhalation sedation feel like?

Inhalation sedation is a very light level of sedation that is odourless and incredibly effective at relieving anxiety. You simply inhale the gas mixture through a mask and within two or three minutes you will feel an overall body euphoria.

How long will it take to wear off?

Considering the powerful calming effect that nitrous oxide has on our patients, the recovery time is remarkably quick- usually about 3 - 5 minutes after the mask has been removed. You will also not have any ‘hangover’ effects from the sedation and, depending on what type of treatment you've had, you will likely be able to safely drive yourself home after a short waiting period.

Is it safe?

Yes, it’s very safe and has been used for years at dental practises around the world. You will remain conscious through the entire procedure (though some patients do fall asleep) and many patients actually enjoy the sensation. Your North Hill dentist will be happy to answer any other questions you may have before your treatment.

Our locations

North Hill

North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Colchester
Essex, CO1 1PY

Layer Road

North Hill Dental
Layer Road
172 Layer Road.
Colchester, CO2 9LA

North Hill Dental

North Hill

North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Colchester
Essex, CO1 1PY

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Wednesday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Thursday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Friday 8:15am – 5:15pm
Saturday 8:15 – 12:45pm
Sunday Closed

Layer Road

North Hill Dental
Layer Road
172 Layer Road.
Colchester, CO2 9LA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed