Philip, Sanjay and Sarita are highly experienced sedationists and have provided a full range of dental treatment for nervous and phobic patients on referral since 1995. They are members of SAAD and Dental Sedation Teachers Group and between them have taught Sedation and Oral Surgery at the Royal London Hospital, the Royal College of Surgeons and at the Highland View. Sanjay is a member of IEGTSSD, the "Independent Expert Group for Training and Standards in Sedation for Dentistry" and has co-authored several publications from this group. Our team of specialists also regularly teach and mentor other dentists in sedation techniques. Sarita has also successfully completed the Diploma in Dental Sedation with a Merit award at Guy's Hospital (KCL). Our practices fully comply with the stringent criteria set out by the Diploma qualification, Department of Health and by SAAD.
There are very few people who feel completely relaxed when visiting the dentist. Some may feel a little anxious, some frightened, but others may be so afraid that they only visit the dentist when the pain in their teeth becomes unbearable. Fear of dentistry can turn into a vicious circle as people avoid attending for routine check-ups thereby allowing problems to develop until the point when they are in such desperate pain that a visit to the dentist becomes essential.
There are also circumstances in which patients, who happily tolerate dental treatment fully awake, may benefit from sedation eg, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
Sedation is a technique that allows people who are afraid of visiting the dentist or who are undergoing more difficult dental techniques to relax to such a degree that they are able to receive all necessary treatment. Being sedated just enough to ensure that you are unaware of the treatment is rather like drifting off into a dream-like state. Recovery following the completion of treatment is typically swift and problem free.
Sedation dentistry is unique in that it allows you to fully relax through your treatment even though you are sufficiently conscious to be able to co-operate with the dentist throughout your appointment.
As you are completely at ease and comfortable during your appointment, our team are able to complete more treatment in any one visit than is usual, thereby reducing the number of visits needed to complete your course of treatment.
Our practices are equipped with all necessary monitoring equipment to ensure your safety throughout the procedure. During the entire treatment appointment you will be closely monitored by our highly trained team of professionals who have extensive experience in this specialised field.
Having been involved with the treatment of nervous patients for many years we know that sedation is the proven way to remove the stress that many people associate with dentistry. Sedation can be offered for the full range of dental procedures. However, should you have any concerns or worries regarding any aspects of your care, please do not hesitate to contact the practice.