Patients who need preventative dental treatment or are keen to have cosmetic dentistry
but are afraid of the dentist's chair could benefit from sedation dentistry, a London clinic has revealed.
The London cosmetic dentistry clinic Aqua Dental Spa offers the technique, which enables patients to undergo a sedation treatment that does not involve a general anaesthetic.
Dr Anoop Maini, who founded Aqua Dental Spa and is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), explained: "Sedation dentistry isn't new, but it's not widely offered by dentists.
"The patient is given a sedative strong enough to make them sleep through the treatment without the after-effects of a general anaesthetic."
One patient who has benefited from the technique is Sarah Couling, 23, from London.
Ms Couling revealed: "I was put to sleep even before the injections - which was perfect as I'm also terrified of needles."
She added: "I'm so pleased with the outcome, I now can't stop smiling.
"I used to feel I always had to have my hair in place and make-up on wherever I went to compensate for my teeth - but now with a fantastic smile, I can go out bare-faced with hair tied back as I have a great smile."