Nervous patients

At Cliftonville, we’re always happy to welcome even the most nervous patients to our Northampton practice.

Fear of the dentist is very common and often stems from bad experiences which patients may have had in the past. No matter how severe your dental fear and anxiety may be, you can be sure that your Cliftonville dentist will go the extra mile to put you at your ease and help you to overcome your fears.

You’ll notice the safe, caring and relaxed atmosphere from the moment you walk into our Northampton dental practice. We’ll also provide practice help, including non-invasive acupressure techniques to help you relax.

Sedation dentistry

We recognise that some patients will always be more nervous than others when they visit the dentist, and not everyone can overcome dental phobia without some extra help in the form of conscious sedation.  We offer safe, modern intravenous (IV) sedation so that you can remain conscious – but pleasantly relaxed – throughout your treatment. Many patients don’t even remember having had their treatment and say that the IV sedation felt as though they simply drifted off to sleep.

What is Intravenous Sedation?
Intravenous Sedation is a sedative liquid gently injected into the back of the hand via a small plastic canula (The drug used is Midazolam which belong to a group of drugs called Benzodiazepines). It will very quickly make you feel drowsy and pleasantly relaxed, but you will still be able to co-operate with the dentist. Many patients do not remember having the treatment afterwards and say it simply felt as if they went to sleep.
This can help you gain confidence whilst securing good dental health for now and the future.

Is Sedation Safe?
This technique is very safe and you are monitored throughout by Dr Amita Peet and the rest of the qualified team. Amita is one of the most experienced dentists in the county at carrying out Sedation, and to date in her career she has performed over 3000 cases.

Can anyone have Sedation?
An assessment is required to determine a patient’s suitability for sedation as it can depend on several factors, but sedation can be suitable for many patients.

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