Conscious IV Sedation Dentistry is Available at Our London Clinic
Does the dentist make you nervous? Is your anxiety getting in the way of you booking essential dental surgery or procedures? Don’t worry, you’ve landed at the right place.
IV Sedation is available for all nervous patients, or patients with dental phobias.
It works very quickly and is completely safe.
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Maida Smiles is one of few clinics in London (and even the UK) to offer IV Intravenous sedation, which is typically only performed in hospitals.
At Maida Smiles, we utilise many relaxation techniques to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible during certain surgeries.
With IV sedation, patients are in a completely relaxed state – and whilst this methord of pain control doesn’t put you under, patients often feel so relaxed they nod off.
The reason this monitored anaesthesia care works so well is because patients are left with little or no memory of the procedure, and no memory = no painful or bad experience to remember.
Call 020 3974 1777 and speak to Dorota our practice manager. She is always available to help put your fears to rest.
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IV Sedation from £500.
We’ve undertaken the relevant SAAD National Course to achieve the necessary accreditation and clinical skills required for the safe provision of conscious sedation at our dental practice.
As a clinic able to offer conscious sedation chairside, we have an advanced advantage over other clinics in the area as we can ease the minds and experiences of our implant patients, who might otherwise delay life-changing missing teeth treatments.
Particularly anxious missing teeth patients have even travelled across the country to our practice for this same reason.
Intravenous sedation is a conscious sedation, sometimes referred to as twilight sedation is a common type of pain control, which can relax you to the point of falling asleep.
IV sedation is typically used in short, less complex procedures where an injection of local anaesthetic is not enough, but general anaesthesia isn’t necessary.
At Maida Smiles, we’re permitted to use it in our practice for patients who are scared, anxious or nervous about upcoming procedures like dental implants.
Analgesics and sedation are provided through a cannula (small plastic tube) in a vein on the back of your hand or arm – and depending on the complexity of your procedure, the level of sedation may range from minimal to deep. The treatment works quickly, leaving patients feeling instantly relaxed.
Patients given moderate or deep sedation might be given oxygen during the procedure as this level of sedation might slow their breathing.
Once our dental surgeons have completed the procedure, patients wake up fairly quickly once the medications are stopped.
If you’ve ever had general anaesthesia before, you’ll likely expect to wake up to side effects like drowsiness – and with IV sedation, it’s similar.
The effects will not be as heavy as a general anaesthetic, usually with no feeling of nausea as different drugs are being used – you will, on the contrary, have a very good night’s sleep. You’ll likely recover faster and be sent home in no time to rest (full effects last for an hour).
Please ensure that you have a responsible adult who can take you home after the procedure – we would not recommend a taxi driver, for example, but someone who can ensure you get home comfortably.
Patients should also note that they should wear loose-fitting clothes, which will help us gain access to their upper arms so that we can monitor their blood pressure.