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Nervous Patient Programme

At The Sutton Implant Clinic, we understand that many people are nervous about visiting the dentist. Fear of the dentist is very common; it's the main reason patients in the UK give for failing to seek dental treatment. The team at The Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield is empathic to nervous patients' concerns, but do not believe it should be a barrier to getting the treatment you need and the smile you deserve.

There are many causes of fear of the dentist, from bad experiences in the past to fear caused by specific triggers, such as the sound of the drill or the sight of a needle. Other causes can include fear of being out of control, embarrassment that you will be judged if you haven't seen a dentist for some time, or a general anxiety with no specific identifiable cause.

At The Sutton Implant Clinic we will always take the time to listen to your concerns and reassure you. We will never judge you if your teeth are not in perfect condition; we know this is counterproductive and only want to help you get back to full oral health.

Modern dental techniques have advanced a great deal so most treatments are now pain-free. If you are particularly nervous or phobic, we offer the option of treatment under conscious sedation-dentistry-sutton-coldfield. This means that while you will be awake during treatment, and able to cooperate with your dentist, you will be in a state of deep relaxation, and will remember little or nothing about your treatment afterwards.

Our oral surgeon Mr Graham James is fully qualified to provide sedation to patients, and our practice is fully equipped with the latest monitoring devices so that we can keep a careful eye on you at all stages of treatment.

We offer two types of sedation: oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation-dentistry-sutton-coldfield.

Oral sedation involves taking tablets shortly before the start of treatment, and is an excellent option if needles form part of your phobia. IV sedation requires the placement of a small needle in your arm or the back of your hand to deliver sedative drugs.

If you opt for treatment under sedation, you will need to bring someone with you to take you home and look after you for a few hours as it will take some time for sedative drugs to wear off. You must not drive, operate machinery or cook during this time. Your dentist will provide you with full pre- and post-sedation advice to follow.