Sedation centre for nervous patients

Help for nervous patients

It is widely accepted that dental phobia and fear is something that puts many people off visiting the dentist and it is not uncommon for us to treat patients who have not visited a dentist in the last 30 years due to their phobia. We are here to help you overcome your fears of visiting the dentist and the fact you are reading this means that you have taken your first step towards this.

At The Chequers Dental Practice, we have lots of experience of helping nervous patients. Our friendly, understanding and compassionate manner, together with our modern, pain-free techniques, are often all that is needed to put anxious patients at ease. We are here to listen to your needs and concerns, answer all your questions and explain every step of your treatment in a language that is easy to understand.

Intravenous sedation

We appreciate that some people need an extra helping hand, and so we offer intravenous (IV) sedation. This can also prove beneficial for patients who are undergoing a lengthy or complex procedure. This is a very straightforward procedure, which allows you to obtain the treatment you want in comfort with no anxiety.

Intravenous sedation involves a small injection, usually in the back of the hand. This is not uncomfortable, and will quickly make you feel drowsy and calm. You will be conscious throughout the treatment and will be able to co-operate with the dentist, although usually patients remember very little of this afterwards.

Dr Sami Stagnell is a SAAD certified sedation dentist. Sami is experienced in providing sedation in general practice.

Get in touch so we can help you

If you are worried about seeing us, please do not be embarrassed – talk to us about it so we can work with you to find the best way of helping you to have and keep a healthy, happy smile. Our practice is conveniently located in the centre of Salisbury, so pop in if you would like to talk to us and/or have a look around.

This page was last updated on the 23rd of March 2017