If the thought of visiting the dentist strikes terror into your heart, you’re not alone. Many people feel terrified by the thought of visiting the dentist to have work done, perhaps out of an engrained dental phobia which began sometimes when they were just a child.

The good news is that you can overcome this fear with the use of dental sedation. Modern dental practices also offer relaxation techniques to help calm you to a sufficient level where you can undertake dental treatment. This is ideal for extremely anxious patients or those who suffer with a gag reflex.

If you dislike the idea of visiting the dentist but know that your appointment is important, there’s no excuse for you to miss out and suffer with poor oral health. Sedation dentistry comes in different forms but one of the most popular is the intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as twilight sedation, which is administered by your dentist into your arm or the back of your hand.

The effects are immediate and as soon as the sedative enters your bloodstream you will start to feel drowsy and fall into a deep state of relaxation. In this state the dentist will be able to perform the dental treatment while you are able to listen to and respond to his/her voice. Upon waking you may still experience some of these effects, but you won’t recall what happened during the dental procedure.

At the Portobello Dental Clinic we offer twilight sedation which uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs to allow you to breathe comfortably on your own as you slip into a dream like place. You won’t feel any worries as our caring and gentle dentists begin your dental treatment.

If you want to know more about dental Phobia in Dublin and how it can ease your anxiety, please call us at Portobello Dental Clinic on 01 454 2022 to book an appointment. Our practice opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 8pm. Tuesday from 8am to 6pm, Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. We can make your dental visit so relaxing, you won’t worry at all about coming back a second time!

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