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"I've been going to the Smile Cliniq for the past couple of years, and the treatment, care and advice from Chetan and his team has been faultless. Highly recommended." - A.S.
"Yet again I have been blown away by Smile Cliniq. After my filling fell out on Sunday night, I was distraught. But I phoned the Cliniq in the morning and got an appointment for the same morning. Dr Kaher put me at ease, even though I was very anxious, and did an amazing job on my..." - Robyn B
"What a great dental clinic! I was having issues with a tooth and Dr Sarita Kotecha was brilliant. Solved my dental issue quickly and explained everything in a way that made me actually enjoy the appointment (!!). They were able to squeeze me in last minute too. Highly recommend t..." - Saya Jones
"The service was so good at Smile Cliniq by Dr Sarita Kotecha, I recommended my wife to change dentist. We've been looking for a good dentist since moving to London 2 and 1/2 years ago and the quality we had received from our previous dentist was sub-standard. That all changed at ..." - Greg Jones
"I have had a dentist phobia for many years and would shake all over whenever I was there. Dr Chetan Kaher changed that. He was calm and very patient and understanding of my anxiety. All the staff are thoughtful and friendly. I don't shake anymore, which is wonderful. I still have..." - DEBRA MERRITT
"Fantastic service, professional and top notch technology. Very hygenic and Dr Chetan Kaher has a very steady and experienced hand. Highly recommend." - Amrita Chauhan
"I have had a dentist phobia for many years and would shake all over whenever I was there. Dr Chetan Kaher changed that. He was calm and very patient and understanding of my anxiety. All the staff are thoughtful and friendly. I don't shake anymore, which is wonderful. I still have..." - DEBRA MERRITT
"Friendly and helpful manager. Dentist was also friendly and efficient,Gave me lots of advice about dental care showing video." - Filippa Milioto
"Needed an emergency appointment, I was seen the same day! Great service and friendly staff" - Elena Milioto
"I found the the team at smile very professional and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Chet presented all the options and my selected course of treatment took place over a year. As it involved one of my front top teeth I had some concerns and Chet was always available to ans..." - Irin Wu
"I have a hereditary tendency to get dental cavities, ensuing painful dental treatments, which left me scared of visiting dentists. Now, in my early thirties, I did everything to avoid dental checks. I also gave up on having cavity-free teeth. Two years ago, I was forced to find a..." - Rukmini
"I have just finished my year long lingual brace treatment with Dr Sarita Kotecha which has been a huge success. I'm so happy with the results! The staff at Smile Cliniq have always been friendly, helpful and welcoming; fitting me in for last minute appointments when necessary and..." - Maayan Bianca
"My wife needed to see a dentist on an emergency basis on a Saturday after a bad fall the evening before. We called on Saturday morning and they were able to take us that afternoon. The quality of care, both technically and inter-personally, could not have been better. If we lived..." - Hal N.

Intravenous sedation involves the injection of a sedative drug into the blood system.  It helps to relax very nervous patients to allow dental treatment to be carried out.

What Effect Does Sedation Have?

The sedative used produces a very strong sensation of deep relaxation and well-being.  Most patients experience full or partial memory loss of the dental treatment. Even the most highly anxious patients can be treated successfully using sedation..

How is Sedation Given?

The drug is given by a small injection to the back of the hand or arm, and this is usually quite painless.

Who is sedation suitable for?

It is suitable for very nervous patients, especially those who have extensive treatment to be carried out.

Who is sedation not suitable for?

  • Intravenous Drug Users
  • Alcoholics
  • People with unstable heart conditions
  • Pregnant Women
  • Children under 14yrs
  • Very overweight peopleIs it safe?
    Yes, sedation is a much safer alternative to a General Anaesthetic.  General Anaesthetics are no longer offered for routine dental treatment.

Assessment Visit

  • You will be asked to attend the practice for an assessment for sedation.
  • At this visit, it is important to inform your dentist of any changes to your medical history or prescribed medication.
  • You will have your blood pressure checked.
  • Your treatment will be explained to you.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form.
  • You will be asked who you intend to ask to be your escort.  This must be a responsible adult can come to the sedation appointment with you, and who can take you home and care for you overnight.

Before your sedation appointment

  • Continue to take any prescribed medication as normal.
  • Do not drink any alcohol or take any recreational drugs for at least 48 hours beforehand.
  • Eat a light meal as normal.
  • Make any necessary childcare arrangements.
  • At your sedation appointment
  • It is important that your escort arrives at the appointment with you.  We cannot to start treatment unless your escort is with you.
  • Your blood pressure will be checked again.
  • You will be asked to wear a small clip on your finger. This is to check your heart beat and breathing.
  • The sedative drug which you will be given is called midazolam. It will quickly make you feel very relaxed.
  • It is a very safe procedure.
  • The drug will be given to you by a small injection in the back of your hand or arm.
  • You will still be awake during the procedure and you will be able to talk to your dentist and dental nurse.
  • However, afterwards you will not be able to remember anything about the dental treatment.
  • You can expect the treatment to take around 1 hour
  • The dentist who will carry out the treatment is Morven Swan.

After the sedation appointment

  • Your escort should arrange to take you home immediately by car or taxi and not by public transport or walking.
  • You should rest at home for the remainder of the day.
  • You must not attempt to do any of the following for at least 24 hours:

X drive or ride a bicycle
X cook (including handling boiling kettles)
X be responsible for children
X drink alcohol or take recreational drugs.

  • You should take any prescribed medication as usual.

 

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