IV sedation £350 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.
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IV Sedation from £350
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.
Patients might feel more at ease with this extensive same-day procedure to replace a full mouth of missing teeth.
For patients in need of specialist root canal appointments or re-roots to treat their complex problem effectively.
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.
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.