dental sedation

The Fear-Busting Benefits of Dental Sedatives

Do you associate a trip to the dentist with feelings of fear and anxiety? These are quite common emotions and modern sedatives may be able to provide amazing solutions. 

Sedation dentistry can be used to treat anything from mild to severe anxiety.

There are various levels of sedation (based upon the procedure) and a dentist will always explain their effects. Here are some of the situations which could benefit from a sedative:

  • Filling in a cavity.
  • Cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • Extracting a tooth or inserting a permanent implant.

“Dental sedation isn’t just for adults—it can also be used for children when appropriate.”

Learn more about the benefits of sedatives below:

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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