Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with dread, perhaps sedation dentistry is for you?

19 September 2019

Sedation is a safe and trusted method to ease your fears and anxieties about your dental appointments, enabling you to have the treatment you may have been putting off. At St.James we offer Intravenous sedation carried out by our own dentist Simi Robbins who has been with us for over 17 years, treating the most nervous of patients. Click here to read what our patients say.

What is sedation?

Intravenous sedation is a way of producing a deep state of relaxation whilst still being able to communicate with your dentist. You rapidly feel carefree and often have little memory of the experience.

What does it involve?

A sedative drug, midazolam, is carefully introduced into your hand or arm and you feel relaxed and sleepy within minutes. As soon as you are comfortable your treatment can begin.

How will I feel during the sedation?

Within one minute or so you will begin to feel very relaxed and your anxieties will drift away. You will still be awake and be able to communicate but will feel ‘unbothered’ by your dental treatment.

Is it just for nervous people?

No, it can be very useful for long and uncomfortable treatments such as extractions or implants. It can also be very helpful for those who suffer from a sensitive gag reflex.

Who will treat me?

Your usual St.James dentist will provide your treatment. Simi Robbins, will provide sedation care.


I am interested, what shall I do next?

We can book you in for a free no-obligation chat with Simi by contacting our patient coordinator Jaime on 0145277665 or emailing [email protected]. If you decide to proceed, the next stage would be a consultation.

What happens at the consultation?

Simi will discuss your treatment needs, along with your medical details and previous dental experience. The entire procedure will be discussed and your suitability for sedation decided upon. Simi, who is very approachable and sympathetic to your needs, will answer any questions or queries you may have.

Is there anything else I should know?

You will need an escort to remain in the building whilst you have your treatment. They will also need to accompany you home. For the rest of the day, as you should not drive, operate machinery or look after children.


Contact Jaime our Patient Coordinator today on 01452 727 665 or email [email protected] to book your free initial consultation or for more information.

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