Worry-free dentistry in central London
At Pro Dental Clinic on Harley Street, we want to make sure every patient we see is comfortable throughout their time at the practice and it is especially important to us that our more nervous patients are able to relax during their treatment.
We take appropriate measures to make your visit as calming and enjoyable as possible. By offering a range of sedation dentistry options on-site, including oral conscious sedation, we are committed to your total comfort and relaxation throughout every stage of treatment.
With IV sedation, patients generally feel as though they’re sleeping. Conscious IV sedation also has an amnesiac effect, so patients rarely remember anything about their dental procedure and believe they slept through it all.
Our sedation services are always carefully monitored by a board-certified anaesthesiologist, so you can rest assured your safety remains an ongoing priority throughout your care.
Nervous about visiting the dentist or having dental treatment? Speak to our friendly and empathetic professionals today and enquire about our range of sedation options.
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Book a consultation or get in touch with our friendly team today. We take a £50 deposit payment to secure all consultations which is redeemable against treatment. Deposit is not refundable.
How is IV sedation different to general or local anaesthetic?
Conscious sedation bridges the divide between local and general anaesthetic. You won’t be completely unconscious, as with a general, but you’ll be in a state of deep, sleepy relaxation that means you’ll have very little awareness or memory of your dental procedure. The dentist will, however, be able to rouse you if required, to answer questions, for example.
If I’m conscious, won’t I will still feel anxiety about my treatment?
No. The drugs used for conscious sedation induce a state of deep relaxation. Patients generally feel as though they’re sleeping. Conscious sedation also has an amnesiac effect, so patients rarely remember anything about their dental procedure and believe they slept through it all.
How long does it take for the effects to wear off?
In most cases the dentist will ensure you spend up 30 minutes in recovery after your procedure. The full effects of conscious sedation take 24 hours to wear off, so you’ll likely feel groggy for a time and you’ll need to arrange for an escort to drive you home and for someone to be with you at home until the effects have worn off. You won’t be able to operate electrical machinery, cook, use sharp implements or make any critical decisions during this time.