At Egham Dental Care, we understand that people may be nervous about a visit to the dentist. Dr. Patel and his wife Priti have a caring yet easy going approach to dental treatment which is often noticed by patients of ours.
As well as emotional support and advice, we offer a wide range of services to help nervous patients feel relaxed during their treatment. Dr. Jatin Patel and Egham Dental Care are Dental Phobia Certified. and committed to a gentle approach towards our patients.
We offer two types of sedation:
A sedative is given to the nervous patient via a cannula into the back of the hand. This induces a deep state of relaxation that is often compared to a mix of being very drunk and sleepy at the same time. Dental treatment is then carried out during the sedation. After the appointment, the patient is escorted home by a family member to recover for the rest of the day.
This involves the use of Nitrous Oxide (widely known as laughing gas). This has the advantage that it is quick to administer and also the recovery is much faster and often (at the dentist`s discretion) the patient is in a state to return home unaided. A small mask is slipped over the nose which releases gas to be inhaled by the patient.