Dental Sedation for Nervous Patients

The Gentle Dental Practice, East Molesey, Surrey

We understand that a visit to the dentist can be a bit daunting and so we always take the time to put you at ease by offering a friendly warm welcome and explaining what to expect during your appointment. If we are running late we will keep you informed to help keep you relaxed.


We do appreciate that for some this is not enough and the thought of having any dental treatment, no matter how many times we reassure you that it will be comfortable and pain free, is extremely unpleasant.


For those patients, we can offer treatment carried under sedation, either Intra-Venous Sedation or Inhalation Sedation. You can be confident that you will be able to have your dental treatment with sedation in a totally anxiety free environment.

The Sedation Procedure

Once we have carried out a full assessment to include taking a history of your past dental experiences and of course, your medical history we will decide together which form of sedation is suitable for you.


We will then arrange the appointments necessary and give you full guidance on what to expect. You will need to bring someone with you to escort you and drive you home or escort you home. Generally the medicines we use take a further 24 hours to leave your system fully so we don’t advise driving or even working for the following 24 hrs.


Recovery from Inhalation Sedation can be quicker than Intra-Venous Sedation but we do give the same advice for both.


What we find over time. is that patients who have their treatment under sedation gradually become more confident and find they can even consider a simple visit to the dental hygienist without sedation eventually.