DENTAL CARE UNDER SEDATION
What is the advantage of booking with Herts Dental?
Experienced Sedation Team
No long waiting lists: Don't wait for weeks on end for your sedation appointment
Evening & Weekend sedation sessions can be arranged, so you don't need to take unnecessary time off from work
We are not limited to a single sedation technique
We provide inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen
We provide intravenous sedation with midazolam
We are a sedation referral centre, accepting patients from other dentists
Our sedation dentist has a Post Graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation from King's College London
Our dentist provides high quality dental care, even under sedation; no stages avoided
Good Communication: We'll explain your options in plain simple English
We sedate you >>> Then use numbing gel on the gum >>> Then use the injection
We practice pain-free dentistry
We practice stress-free dentistry: We do our best to ensure our patients are relaxed and well looked after
You will get a written cost estimate prior to commencing any treatment
You will receive all the necessary sedation and dental care instructions
We will look after you from start to finish
Your dental care is not rushed- You are our number one priority when we treat you
Package deals available for multiple treatment types
Implants can be provided under sedation
We will have to see you first for a dental & sedation consultation to diagnose your dental issue and to choose the optimum sedation technique
Why would I need sedation?
At Herts Dental, we recognise the need for our patients to receive the care they deserve. Sometimes, through no fault of the patient, they become apprehensive when visiting the dentist and anxious when certain treatments are carried out. This anxiety can develop into a phobia and the patient totally avoids going to the dentist, only for their dental condition to suffer. Sedation is beneficial in that it calms a patient down, with little or no recollection of their dental appointment.
Aside from dental anxiety, how else could sedation benefit me?
Sedation helps our patients to relax. The aim is to provide pain-free dentistry with no discomfort to the patient. If you need a complex procedure, such as having a difficult tooth removed or implant surgery, then some patients rather have no recollection of their dental visit. Sedation will also provide a pleasant experience for routine dentistry, such as fillings and teeth cleaning.
If you have a tendency to gag then sedation will help overcome your gag reflux. Sedation is also beneficial from a medical point of view. Patients who suffer from certain conditions, which can be aggravated by the stress of going to the dentist, need to be taken care of. Such conditions include angina, asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure and involuntary movement disorders like Parkinson's Disease. When you come for your sedation assessment appointment, we will check your medical history and decide on which sedation method will best suit you.
How will I be sedated and how will I feel?
We provide “conscious sedation” which means that you will be awake and able to respond to our commands during treatment, but not fall asleep (“general anaesthesia”). You will be relaxed and your anxiety will fade away.
At Herts Dental, we use two main types of sedation agents. The simplest method is when patients are given a mini nose mask (comfortable) and they breathe in a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This will make you feel relaxed and comfortable and accepting of treatment.
The other method is when a small amount of a potent drug is given. This is usually administered in the back of the hand or forearm, just like when you have a blood test, only the technique is much gentler. The drug which is administered is called midazolam. It is like drinking a bottle of wine (or two!) within minutes! We always ensure our patients wake up fully and fit to leave the clinic on discharge.
Is sedation safe?
Sedation is safe because we follow strict guidelines and we have a caring team who will look after you. Our dentist has completed the Clinical Diploma at King’s College London and is fully trained and experienced to provide this service. In addition to your dental consultation, we provide a sedation assessment to see which sedation method will best suit a patient.
Benefits of sedation
Good for nervous patients by helping calm their anxiety levels
Enables patients to have little/no recollection of their treatment, especially when having complex treatment or having a tooth removed or an implant placed
Good for patients with a prominent gag reflux
Good for patients with certain medical conditions which can be aggravated by stress at the dentist, such as high blood pressure patients, asthmatics, epileptics, patients with angina and movement disorders like Parkinson’s Disease
Benefits patients by reducing their stress levels and consequently preventing a rise in their blood pressure
We do not charge extra for your sedation consultation. A routine dental assessment appointment costs £45, which includes your x-rays and a written dental treatment plan. Sedation costs range from £150-195 per session, plus treatment costs. We will work out a package deal if you’re having multiple items of treatment or having a longer than usual sedation session. We will reduce the price so that you pay less overall. Please note, that we provide long lasting dental care and we do not rush any procedure. In addition to the excellent sedation experience our patients receive, the dentistry we provide is also of the highest quality.
How can I book an appointment with Herts Dental?
If you don't have a dentist and wish to register with us then please click here to book online. Alternatively, email or call us for further information. Existing patients please call 01923221039 or email us.