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Sedation Dentist Wandsworth

At Direct Dental, we know that going to the dentist can be daunting for nervous patients. Our sedation services can help you to feel more at ease whilst receiving dental treatments. The sedation techniques carried out at our dental practice are designed to be stress-free for patients, improving your dental experience.

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Sedation Dentistry Wandsworth

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Sedation is an excellent solution for nervous patients:

Our sedation services are particularly effective when a patient suffers any of the following:

  • Fear of going to the dentist and receiving dental treatment
  • Very sensitive gag reflex
  • Experiences difficulties becoming numb
  • Requires a long and/or complicated dental appointment

What is Dental Sedation and why do we use it?

Dental sedation, a fundamental element of present-day dentistry, involves strategically administering medications to set off relaxation, alleviate tension, and limit discomfort during dental techniques. Utilising numerous techniques, such as nitrous oxide inhalation, and intravenous (IV) sedation, we aim to cater to the multiple needs and anxiety levels of patients. Nitrous oxide, usually known as laughing gas, gives moderate rest and is suitable for ordinary techniques, whilst IV sedation delivers deeper relaxation and is preferred for complex remedies or extreme anxiety instances. 

Sedation Dentistry FAQ’s

You will be calm and relaxed but still aware and won’t remember much about the procedure or “getting numb.” You will need a chaperone to go home with you, and you will be supervised by our dental team throughout. It is perfectly normal to be a nervous patient, we will help your dental visits to be a good experience.

A dental treatment plan for nervous patients to achieve dental health will be provided to you by our dentist during the initial consultation. After this, you will discuss the dental care treatment with our sedationist.

You should not experience any pain during your dental treatment whilst and will receive the highest levels of dental care from our friendly team, taking care of you and your teeth.

It would be best if you had a responsible adult drive you to and from our clinic whilst you are attending a dental appointment requiring sedation. After receiving sedation, you are not allowed to drive or use machinery until the following day, you can speak with our dentists in more detail on this matter.

A staff member will always be with you whilst you are in practice for dental surgery, and we will closely monitor your vital signs throughout your appointment. It is natural for a patient to have concerns and anxiety before a sedation treatment; however, our friendly team are on hand to take care of your dental needs and to prevent problems.

Yes. You will be administered appropriate sedation to remain calm and unconcerned throughout the dental treatment.

We have highly anxious patients about all types of dentistry, and the prospect of sitting in the dental chair for a dental treatment on their teeth can be overwhelming. Since this is the case, we offer sedation, including intravenous sedation, for most dental treatments.

Treatments can include; Oral surgery, fillings, wisdom teeth removal, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening and for treating gum disease, dental implants (from a single tooth to multiple teeth), root canal treatments and for an emergency appointment. Our dental practices are fitted to the highest standards; you will receive a warm welcome from the reception team for you and the whole family. We welcome new patients in a dental emergency for a simple teeth clean or more complex dentistry. Many patients are nervous, and our services come highly recommended.

Dental sedation is generally safe for all ages, including children.

Inhalation sedation is suitable in dental practice for children from 4-5 years old.

However, IV sedation, for children must be in a hospital setting if below 16 years old.

Children will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer, and the child must be in good general health.

If you are pregnant or suffer from a preexisting health condition and need dental work. It would be best if you talked to the dental specialist about developing a dental treatment plan to meet your requirements.

If you have a high BMI, have heart disease, or suffer from sleep apnoea, you must visit your local GP to determine whether dental sedation is safe.

We will look through your medical history and may discuss anything we find with your GP. Our sedation team receive comp[rehensive training once a year to ensure your safety and comfort.

The duration will be determined by the dental treatment that is being undertaken. After the treatment is complete, we will allow adequate recovery time.

Certain medications can interfere with how sedation works. Before you go in for dental treatment, you will first have a consultation with our dentist, in which you can disclose the details of any medication you are taking.

Please bring a complete list of medications you are taking, your medical history and information about any allergies.

Inhalation sedation, sometimes known as “laughing gas” is an alternative to general anaesthesia that can be used to treat children that are undergoing dental treatment. All children need to be accompanied by a parent or primary carer.

It is primarily contingent on the level of sedation administered and the scope of the completed dental procedure to repair and treat your teeth. Our dentists will be able to advise at your appointment.

It also can depend on how quickly your body processes the sedative medicines administered during your sedation. A fully trained dental nurse will supervise the recovery and assist you with postoperative instructions.

We will give an intravenous (IV) sedative to the patient’s arm, and a local anaesthetic with numbing properties will be administered to numb the gums.

It would be best if you did not eat anything for up to six hours before your dental treatment, but you can drink water up to two hours before the procedure. Stay away from alcohol for 24 hours before your dental treatment.

At Direct Dental, our approach is professional and compassionate, which will help you feel at ease during your dental appointment. We hope you will leave here with a smile on your face!

We realize that negative experiences in the past can have a lasting impact and leave you with a feeling of fear regarding dental treatments; therefore, we aim to assist you in overcoming this phobia.

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