If the thought of going to the dentist fills you with dread, perhaps sedation dentistry is for you. 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 for years.
Chris and Simi have both trained in sedation and are passionate about making your dental experience as pleasant and as pain-free as possible. Their skills and experience will help you feel at ease in the dental chair and be reassured you are in safe hands.
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Intravenous sedation is a way of inducing 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. It is widely used for nervous patients, but can also be very useful for long and uncomfortable treatments such as extractions or implants. It can also be very helpful for those who suffer with a sensitive gag reflex.
Initial assessment – no charge
Consultation – from £100
Sedation – From £250
A sedative drug called 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. Within a 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 ‘unconcerned’ by your dental treatment.
If you are interested in sedation, please discuss the possibility with your St.James dentist. If appropriate, they can refer you for a free assessment or consultation.
At the consultation, Simi or Chris will discuss your treatment needs, along with your medical details and previous dental experiences. The entire procedure and your suitability for sedation will be discussed. Simi and Chris are both very approachable and sympathetic to your needs. They will be able to answer any questions or queries you may have.
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