Dental Sedation Service

IV sedation £375 per hour

We’re blessed to have a visiting specialist oral surgeon and accredited IV sedation provider, Dr Muneer Patel, who takes care of our nervous and anxious patients under monitored anaesthesia. 

Dentistry for nervous, phobic and anxious patients by certified sedationists

We understand better than most if you are concerned about big front teeth sticking out. With smile problems like this, we would advise seeing teeth and jaw alignment specialist – and you’re in luck. Here at The Gentle Dental, we offer a range of fast treatments for dental profusion in East Molesey, Surrey.

The Practice

☑ Private practice in East Molesey

☑ Rated 4.9 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

☑ Open weekends and evenings

Your Oral Surgeon

☑ 15+ years of surgical experience


☑ A registered specialist in oral surgery 

Specialist oral surgeon; Dr Muneer Patel

Oral Surgeon and sedationist Dr Muneer Patel carries out our dental treatments under local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation. 

Sedation Treatments

☑ Oral sedation

☑ Intravenous sedation

☑ Custom calming sensory techniques

The Cost

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

Enquire about dental sedation

IV Sedation from £375

IV sedation, also called conscious or twilight sedation, is used in minor and complex procedures as a type of pain control that will relax the patient enough to drift off during treatment. 

IV sedation is usually carried out in hospital environments. Still, at The Gentle Dental, we can utilise sedation in an outpatient setting with our same-day surgery options.

Our clinicians can offer an improved intravenous sedation experience, making lengthy “frightening” procedures much more comfortable. Under IV sedation, the patient will have little to no memory of the procedure – and with no memory comes no pain. 

IV sedation is placed through a cannula in hand – and depending on the complexity of your treatment, the level of sedation can range from minimal to deep. But even under deep sedation, patients will still be conscious, unlike general anaesthesia. 

You will not be required to fast if you undergo local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation treatment. We would advise patients to eat a light meal up to two hours before their appointment.

  • If you take any prescription medicines, take these as normal, as we would have already checked these are compatible with the sedative used before your appointment.
  • Flat-heeled shoes are recommended as you might be unsteady on your feet for a few hours after your sedation visit. 
  • No nail varnish or false nails as a pulse monitor will need to shine through your fingernail during the treatment.
  • A responsible adult must be available and ready to escort you home after your visit. We will not discharge you without a personal present to take you home.
  • Go to the toilet beforehand as once the sedation is administered you will need to be continuously monitored.

We can wake you once the procedure is over, and you’ll stir quickly once the medications are stopped. Some possible side effects, like drowsiness or a headache, might be felt afterwards. Still, these effects are fewer than you would have from general anaesthesia, which means you can recover and go home faster to rest.

  • Do not drive or operate machinery.
  • Do not consume alcohol or sleeping tablets 24 hours following surgery.

Treatments for IV Sedation

Conscious sedation, administered in a skilled manner and the correct environment, is widely used, valuable and effective. With IV sedation, any fear or anxiety you have will be replaced with a deep feeling of relaxation, leaving you feeling like time has passed by in a flash. Generally speaking, dental sedation is a pleasant experience for patients, which can feel like being slightly intoxicated – just without the nasty hangover afterwards. An experienced oral surgeon and anaesthetist will administer your IV sedation. It is very safe – plus, patients can expect a fast recovery.


Single implants will require a minimum of one hour of sedation, which would cost £350.

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Patients might feel more at ease with this extensive same-day procedure to replace a full mouth of missing teeth.

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For patients in need of specialist root canal appointments or re-roots to treat their complex problem effectively.

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A nicer alternative to general anaesthetic, IV sedation can be used to pull one or several teeth in one sitting to relieve tension.  

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Oral sedation from £75 - takes 10 minutes to work

Another technique our dentists use is oral sedation, which helps calm patients down during dental procedures. Unlike nitrous oxide sedation (inhalation sedation) or IV sedation, patients can take the sedative as a pill before the appointment. 

The oral sedative provided is a type of Benzodiazepine, which will decrease any activity in the part of the brain that controls and affects fear and anxiety.

Patients can expect to feel very relaxed with oral sedation as it aims to calm them so the dentist can effectively do what they need to.

  • Oral sedation is easy to administer and is to be taken an hour before your appointment.
  • Requires no needles decreasing the fear even further.
  • Has amnesia effects which cause patients to have no memory of the procedure – but you will still be conscious and responsive to follow dental instructions.
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Other calming techniques used

Behavioural management, local analgesia use, and conscious sedation methods are all central components of care.

Conscious sedation is just one option for controlling anxiety. For patients not wanting to take sedatives or undergo anaesthesia, we can offer free prior appointments with our coordinators so you can ask any questions you have in a non-clinical environment, which will help you build rapport with our team to reduce any dental anxiety.

During your treatment, we want to make it as comfortable as possible as we can understand previous bad experiences can lead to huge anxiety and fear in the dental chair. 

Our practice has a television in the ceiling for longer treatments, which can be a pleasant distraction. We also allow earphones for you to choose your music to play in the room.

Read: How to overcome your fear of the dentist.

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