Anxiety Treatments

At the Smile Spa, Stockton we don’t want you to feel nervous or anxious about your dental treatment, so to ensure your comfort we offer anxiety treatment.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous dental sedation is the use of drugs through a needle in a vein (a drip) to make you feel sleepy and less anxious. The drugs may actually make you sleep, but not too deeply. Often the drugs make you forget what has happened.

The benefits of IV sedation are:

  • IV sedation tends to be the method of choice if you don’t want to be aware of the procedure – you “don’t want to know”, due to complete amnesia.
  • The gag reflex is hugely diminished – people receiving IV sedation rarely experience difficulties with gagging.

After IV Sedation, you will require a chaperone to ensure you go home safely and rest quietly for the rest of the day. You must not drive, operate any machinery which carry a risk of injury, drink alcohol or sign important documents for 24 hours after sedation.

Here’s Judith’s, of Ingleby Barwick, Stockton review of her Sedation experience:

“Previously, visits to the dentist left me with tension in my shoulders, neck and arms from the anxiety I felt about having treatment. I would occasionally jump out of the chair I was that nervous. After being recommended to try sedation with Wendy by the Smile Spa team to calm my nerves I felt a wonderful calming feeling, in fact I almost fell asleep! After treatment I felt refreshed and now look forward to coming to the dentist (well as much as you can!) and the relaxed feeling I have afterwards.”

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