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Anxious or Nervous Regarding Dental Treatment? Consider Sedation at the multi-award winning Smile Cliniq from £250

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Many people neglect going to the dentist to get their teeth taken care of due to fear and anxiety. Sedation dentistry involves performing dental treatment on a patient in an environment that is stress and anxiety free.


Dr.Chetan Kaher is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Click Here to verify.

What is sedation?

Sedation is a method of producing a relaxed experience for the patient by using sedative medications. These medications do not put you to sleep although you feel very sleepy while under sedation. It is lighter and safer than a general anaesthetic.

Is sedation right for you?

Any person who is in need of dental treatment, either for health or cosmetic purposes, but has anxiety and fear about undergoing treatment, or has an extreme fear of needles, is likely to benefit from sedation dentistry. People who have painful, extremely sensitive teeth or problems with local anaesthetic may find it difficult to cooperate with the dentist during dental treatment. These patients can be made to feel more relaxed with sedation. Anyone who has had a frightening or traumatic previous dental experience may be nervous about getting back into the dental chair. Sedation can help to overcome this. In addition, patients with a severe gag reflex or people who suffer from medical conditions that render them unable to control their bodily movements such as Parkinson’s disease can benefit from the physical relaxation of sedation.

Types of sedation that we offer:

  1. IV sedation
  2. Oral conscious sedation

IV sedation

A sedative drug is administered into the blood stream to make patients feel like they are asleep. However, the patient remains conscious and able to follow requests from the dentist. However, the sense of fear and anxiety will be replaced with a feeling of deep relaxation. Most patients will also find that they do not remember much about the experience and feel like time has passed by in a flash. Generally sedation is a pleasurable experience for patients, like being slightly intoxicated but without the hangover! It is administered either by an experienced and trained dentist or a consultant anaesthetist. It is a very safe procedure. The sedative takes effect very quickly and the dosage can be easily manipulated by the dentist or anaesthetist to achieve the desired level of sedation. As the drug has a short half life, the patients are able to get up and walk out straight after treatment, although a chaperone is still legally required. Dr Khiroya is one of our dental sedation Anaesthetists, with over 36 years of experience. Dr Khiroya will take the blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation readings prior to the treatment, and will make sure you are comfortable and ready before putting you under sedation. While you are under sedation, the dentist who had seen you for the consultation and treatment planning will carry out the dental treatment. To minimise the number of sedation appointments the dentist will endeavour to carry out as much of the treatment possible in one appointment. Usually this takes about two hours. The nurse and anaesthetist will constantly be monitoring you and the pulse oxymeter readings, ensuring that you are comfortable, safe and feeling fine at all times. Once the treatment is finished under sedation, the patient is left to relax for a while on the sofa before being escorted back home by a friend or relative. Patients are advised not to work, drive or operate machinery for the rest of the day. Sedation is offered at a competitive price from £250 at Smile Cliniq Dental Practice. We are proud to say that the patients we have treated under sedation have given us positive feedback on their experience. For those who have a fear of dentists, but want to overcome their dental phobia and achieve good oral health, dental sedation may be for you.

Oral conscious sedation

A sedative drug is given orally which will relieve stress and anxiety. You will be given a prescription for a sedative to be taken the night before treatment before you go to bed and another for the morning. These medications produce a sedative effect, enabling you to relax more. Your dentist will still administer local anaesthetic in order to avoid any pain during your treatment.

Benefits of sedation

For patients, sedation can mean freedom from anxiety or fear during dental treatments. If you have been putting off dental treatment due to fear, anxiety or problems with anaesthetic, please give us a call on 020 8090 9077 or email for more information or to book a consultation.

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