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Nervous about treatment or just want a long treatment to pass by quickly? Sedation dentistry may help.

Also known as conscious sedation, this treatment can help nervous patients overcome their fear. You’ll be awake but less alert, which means you’ll find it easier to relax.

How does conscious dental sedation work?

We use IV conscious sedation to help you relax during your appointment. Your dentist will place a cannula in your hand or arm before the procedure begins. Once administered, you will immediately feel more relaxed; you may even feel sleepy. We will then complete your dental procedure. You will need someone with you to take you home and look after you that night. You might feel like sleeping when you get home. When you wake up, you might only remember small parts of the treatment.

Is this the same as a general anaesthetic?

No, with a general anaesthetic, you are asleep and won’t wake up until the anaesthetic wears off. With conscious sedation, you will feel drowsy and less alert. You might drift off to sleep, but you will be easily woken with a tap from the dentist. Patients often report that they don’t remember the procedure and that it went by very quickly.

Who is suitable for dental sedation?

You will need to complete a health questionnaire before we can administer this type of treatment. If you are in good health and don’t suffer from sleep apnoea, you are likely to be a good candidate for dental sedation.  Please ask your dentist for more information.

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Ishtar Ali
Ishtar Ali
07:45 14 Dec 21
I am an extremely nervous patient when it comes to dentists and I had to have root canal treatment yesterday which I felt extremely anxious about. I was seen by Dr Afzal who is a root canal specialist and the lovely Sam who was the dental nurse for my procedure. They both put me at ease immediately and Afzal was excellent at checking I was ok and keeping me informed of what was going on. Sufficed to say it wasn’t anything as bad as I had heard or imagined and I truly believe it’s because of his talent. I’ve walked away with zero pain and I’m confident now about having future procedures because it was such a positive experience.Thank you so much for taking great care of me. I can’t recommend your services enough.
louise shillito-smith
louise shillito-smith
18:18 30 Nov 21
I recently attended this dentist as an extremely anxious patient but I had nothing to worry about, Hassan and his team are amazing and put me at ease straight away. All very friendly, calming and welcoming.I needed some crown work done and there were no impressions needed as the surgery has a new digital scanner so much easier than the last time I had to have a crown and all the treatment was done very comfortably.This practice is recently under new ownership and I 100% will be recommending it to all my friends and family.Thank you very very much to Hassan, Sam and the entire team.
Bill Harcourt
Bill Harcourt
10:33 19 Aug 20
Excellent service friendly and always do their best to fit you in. Had 2 replacement crowns they are absolutely superb and would recommend to anyone to this practice...
Polly Lister
Polly Lister
17:30 21 Apr 20
I have an implant. My right front tooth and I couldn't be happier. I work in the entertainment industry, on TV and film so the results had to be good. Lawrence is a perfectionist, a master of his craft and full of integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending him. The service throughout my implant journey at Silk Dental was fantastic.
Nicola Owens
Nicola Owens
18:54 25 Mar 19
First family visit today and first ever visit for our 7 month old daughter. All the staff were really lovely, friendly and welcoming. Most importantly they explained exactly what they were doing and it didn't hurt!After our daughter's "teeth" were seen they asked if we would like to take her picture in the chair as it was her first visit, what a lovely thoughtful suggestion and of course we did!!Thank you all at Silk Dental
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