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Nervous Patients

When a visit to the dentist is something you dread

Treatment for nervous patients

Notification for 2017Recent changes in the law regarding conscious sedation has meant we have currently had to put private sedation services on hold. We are looking to re-introduce this service as soon as possible.

At The Forum our patients’ comfort and ease is the most important thing to us.

We appreciate that not everyone finds a dental surgery an easy place to be and long held fears can stop a patient receiving regular and vital dental care.

There is an answer for people who feel anxious or even reluctant to visit the dentist – unless they are in pain or in need of emergency treatment, something more likely to come about when visits to the dentist aren’t regular.

A revolutionary new technique now available at The Forum could bring hope, that of conscious sedation.

‘Conscious sedation’ is an effective method of reducing patient anxiety during treatment.

Sedation consists of drugs delivered either intravenously or orally in order to reduce anxiety and nervous sensations without any actual loss of consciousness. Those undergoing treatment remain awake and able to participate in the process. Not only does this new approach facilitate pain-free dental treatment, patients also find this very relaxing.

Furthermore, common anxieties associated with both anaesthetic and instruments are removed, making treatment a much less daunting prospect.

Dr Keith Jackson, founder of The Forum, believes conscious sedation will have a positive impact upon the choices available to nervous patients:-

‘There are many people who are unable to receive routine dental treatment as a result of an extreme fear of dentistry. Conscious sedation can help them to overcome this fear and benefit once more from essential dental care.’

‘There are many people who are unable to receive routine dental treatment as a result of an extreme fear of dentistry. Conscious sedation can help them to overcome this fear and benefit once more from essential dental care.’



The Forum Dental Practice, Vanessa Drive, Gainsborough, Near Doncaster, Lincolnshire, DN21 2UQ