Dental Sedation In London By Award-Winning Dentists
Many people neglect going to the dentist to get their teeth taken care of due to fear and anxiety. Dental sedation London involves performing dental treatment on a patient in an environment that is stress and anxiety-free.
What is Dental Sedation London?
Dental 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 Dental Sedation London Right For You?
Any person who needs 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 a 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:
- IV sedation
- Oral conscious sedation
IV Dental Sedation London
A sedative drug is administered into the bloodstream to make patients feel like they are asleep. However, the patient remains conscious and able to follow requests from the dentist.
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, dental sedation is a pleasant experience for patients, like being slightly intoxicated but without the hangover! It is administered either by an experienced and trained dentist or an 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 London 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 oximeter 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 of £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 London may be for you.
Oral Conscious Sedation
A dental sedation 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 Smile Cliniq’s Dental Sedation London
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 [email protected] for more information or to book a consultation at our London dentist.
Side Effects of Dental Sedation London
Side effects of sedation may include drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, fogginess or loss of memory of the dental procedure. These minor side effects usually resolve within a few hours, and, for most people, the benefits of oral sedation dentistry far outweigh these side effects.
Dental Sedation London FAQs
Do you feel pain with dental sedation?
No, you do not feel pain with dental sedation London. Dentists use a combination of sedation and anaesthetic to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure. Many patients leave the appointment with little to no memory of their treatment and feel good afterwards.
How do you prepare for dental sedation London?
- You should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight, the night before your surgery. This includes water. If you take regular medications, you may take them as usual with a small sip of water. After your surgery procedure, you may eat at any time.
- Come to the hospital with a responsible adult who will take you home after your surgery.
- If you wear contacts, remove them before you come to the hospital.
- If you have dentures, a partial plate or removable bridgework and you must wear it the day of your surgery, please bring a container to store it in during your surgery.
How much is dental sedation London?
Dental sedation is priced from £250.
How long does dental sedation last?
Dental sedation London will suppress the gag reflex, suppress pain responses, reduce anxiety, and more. However, these dental sedation methods usually last anywhere from two to eight hours after the procedure.
What does dental sedation London feel like?
Sedation effects differ from person to person. The most common feelings are drowsiness and relaxation. Once the sedative takes effect, negative emotions, stress, or anxiety may also gradually disappear. You may feel a tingling sensation throughout your body, especially in your arms, legs, hands, and feet.Even more Information and Consent
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