Are You Worried About Visiting The Dentist
Anxiety or fear of the dentist is a perfectly natural and understandable condition.
Many people, because of their anxieties, do not seek out dental treatment until they are in pain.
Treatment is then limited, often involving the removal of a tooth. This may not be seen as particularly nice and so a patient may feel more anxious at their next visit. This is a horrible cycle that we try to stop.
What Can We Do To Help You?
In our practices we 'specialise' in treating people with these dental fears.
You will not only find the dentist and staff friendly and understanding towards your needs but the whole atmosphere relaxing and unique.
The Herbrandston (Milford Haven) practice is situated within the beautiful grounds of the Old Rectory within rural Herbrandston within the Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park, a fact in itself helpful in conveying a relaxed unhurried approach to dentistry.
Further to this, however, all our clinicians have many years of experience in relaxation techniques ranging from dental hypnosis to intravenous sedation and we even employ some more unorthodox methods of making you as relaxed as possible.
Animal Assisted Therapy
We are well know for being a little different when it comes to dentistry, and this is certainly the case with our animal assisted therapy.
By using animals in our calm and tranquil settings we are able to make many fears dissolve and start to regain some of the trust that you may have lost in your dentist.
To see exactly how it works and if you think it could work for you as well click HERE
Is Sedation For You?
Sedation is the use of drugs to achieve relaxation. If a dental treatment is deemed too much for a patient to cope with then we have the option to administer sedative drugs (Midazolam) via a vein usually in the back of the hand.
These drugs are very effective. You are not asleep but you are generally oblivious or unaware as to what is happening. You loose your fears and not only do you become unconcerned with what is happening but also normally have no memory of the events after the procedure.
Few dental surgeons offer this service and none now offer the old option of 'gas' or 'putting to sleep' unless they are in a hospital. The reason is simply that of patient safety.
At Herbrandston and Narberth Dr Boulcott not only sedates but he is a registered teaching mentor with Cardiff University Dental School. Safety is our primary concern (along with patient comfort) and we have full patient monitoring and emergency advanced medical equipment.
This form of sedation is, however, very safe and is ideal for the very anxious patient even if they have medical conditions such as elevated blood pressure.