Sedation

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Meet Ross and Nicky

Ross Wilson (GDC Reg 73703) is our sedation dentist he completed his sedation training in 1997. Ross is able to provide a full range of dental services including dental implants and wisdom teeth extraction under sedation.

Nicky Roberts-Brain (GDC Reg 107513) assists Ross, she completed her sedation training in 2017 with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).

Together Ross and Nicky offer exceptional care for our nervous patients.
They completely understand how anxious you may feel and take time to get to know you, listen to your concerns and do whatever they can to make you visit comfortable. You can even choose what to watch on the T.V screen above. It’s a great distraction.

Prior to receiving treatment under sedation, we will book you an appointment with Ross and Nicky to carry out a pre-op assessment. Here you have the opportunity to discuss your requirements, ask any question and be fully informed of the procedure and it’s after care needs.

Ross is also happy to treat patients on a referral basis
Please contact us by e.mail to discuss this option.             
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Why use sedation?

So many people are worried and anxious when they think about having dental treatment. This can be for various reasons, the main ones being:

  • Traumatic Previous Experiences
  • Fear of pain
  • Being worried about injections
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of not being in control

Dental Sedation may be the solution for you.

What is sedation?

A sedative is given by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm. The dose given will depend on the amount of treatment you need and how long it will take to complete.
The sedative works very quickly, almost instantly and wears off slowly over a period of around 30 minutes. You will become drowsy and are not aware of having any treatment, but you are still fully conscious and able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of sedative medicine take a little time to wear off and Ross will tell you how long the drugs will take to clear completely from your body. You won't be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time.

What drug do you use?

We use Midazolam which is a short acting, Benzodiazepine. It comes from the same family as Diazepam and Valium.

Is it safe?

Benzodiazepines are widely used drugs and have been around for a very long time. They are very safe and adverse reactions are extremely rare. Ross will ensure you do not have any medical contraindications at your assessment appointment.

Is there any other important information?

You will need someone to pick you up after the procedure and look after you. You will probably feel sleepy and we recommend that you do not drive for 24 hours after the procedure. This also includes operating any heavy machinery, making an important financial decision or anything that is deemed dangerous.