DentalPhobia Certified

Dr Ashok Jakhu is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Click Here to verify.

We understand that for some, the thought of seeing a dentist can be terrifying. We offer a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to try and help you overcome your dental phobia, but if that is not enough we can also prescribe IV sedation to make your visits as stress free as possible.

IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened.

Conscious sedation is defined as:

... a technique in which the use of a drug or drugs produces a state pf depression of the central nervous system enabling treatment to be carried out, but during which verbal contact with the patient is maintained throughout the period of sedation. Th drugs and techniques used to provide sedation for dental treatment should carry a margin of safety wide enough to render loss of consciousness unlikely. (4-7 Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures)

You can also be safe in the knowledge that your pulse, blood pressure, heart and oxygen levels in the blood will be monitored during sedation, by our experienced, highly trained staff.

Normally in a dental surgery, long procedures are done under local anesthetic. However, some patients are too nervous or otherwise unco-operative to tolerate local anesthetic. In such cases sedation techniques may be used to permit prolonged painless operating time on a relaxed patient. IV sedation involves a sedative drug being injected into the patient’s vein, either in the arm or hand, in a controlled manner, so that their anxiety is controlled and dental treatment can be carried out.

The advantages of sedation techniques are:

  • Patients remain conscious and co operative throughout the treatment
  • They retain their protective reflexes against blockage of the airway
  • There is no need for a long period of starvation beforehand, as with a general anaesthesic

We hope to attract dental patients from Newport and surrounding villages in Shropshire including Telford, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch and Market Drayton, and Birmingham and other surrounding areas in the West Midlands.

Please check out our Testimonials from patients who have had sedation with us.

We are able to take referrals from other practices and endeavour to see you within a week, avoiding long NHS waiting lists.