You will feel much more relaxed and comfortable. You may feel light headed after the sedation has been administered.
It abolishes fear and anxiety – you will feel detached from the proceedings. The gag reflex will be diminished and your sense of time altered – an hour in the dental chair will seem like minutes.
No, You will not be asleep for the procedure, but the amnesic effect of the sedation alters memory and you may feel like you have been asleep during the appointment.
You are unlikely to feel pain during the treatment. The anaesthetist will give a combination of sedative and pain relief, the dentist will administer local anaesthetic which will numb the area requiring treatment.
If you do not receive the above benefits then NHS charges will apply as follows:
Yes, the treatment charges do apply, if you normally pay for your dental treatment.
If you are on the following benefits, treatment charges do not apply:
Fasting instructions are downloadable on our website as different instructions are applicable for inhalation / IV sedation. These can also be found in the leaflet given to you at the time of assessment.
At your assessment appointment you do not need an escort but we do require parental consent for children at this visit.
At your treatment appointment you will require a suitable escort to stay with you for the rest of that day. Please make sure that you have alternative child care in place. Your escort may not bring children to the appointment. The escort will be responsible for your transport home by car or taxi (public transport is not permitted).
Your escort may stay in the room during the assessment process.
At your treatment appointment we will require your escort to take a seat in the nearby waiting area after the sedative has been administered.
You may feel drowsy after your treatment. We advise that you take the rest of the day off work or school and remain supervised indoors. Driving is also not recommended.
No, on average you will be here for 1-2 hours.