Click to Top
Brigstock Dental Practice & Implant Centre
97 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey CR7 7JL
Brigstock Dental Practice & Implant Centre


General Treatments »

Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Sedation Dentistry for Dentally Anxiety Patients in South London

Brigstock Dental is a centre of excellence for those looking for a sedation dentist, sedation dentistry, IV (intravenous) sedation, or a dental phobic certified dentist. Whether you have a fear of dentist needles, rotten teeth scared of dentist, dental phobic or need iv sedation for wisdom teeth extraction we are one of the UK's leading clinics. We are one of the only clinics in London able to perform specialist root canal treatment under intravenous sedation.

Sedation Dentistry

Many people are worried and anxious when they think about having dental treatment. This can stem from many things, the main one's being:

  • Traumatic Previous Experiences
  • The Fear of Pain
  • Being worried about injections
  • The fear of the unknown
  • The fear of not being in control
  • The gagging feeling that can be associated with impressions

Dental Sedation may be the solution for all of your worries.

What is sedation?

Sedation is when a powerful sedative is administered that helps you relax and calms you down. It's so powerful that you are pretty much asleep during the procedure and you don't care what's going on around you. It's not like general anaesthesia, where you are fully unconscious. You are still able to speak and listen to commands. This is much better as it is a lot safer, quicker and easier to perform. Once the procedure is over, we stop administering the drug and you regain consciousness.

What if I wake up during the procedure?

The drugs work very quickly, almost instantly and wear off slowly over a period of around 30minutes. We can see you getting more and more awake so you never just suddenly wake up. If we feel you need more, it's easy to top you up and the best things about the treatment is that you won't remember a thing. So you will just think you came in and went home!

What drug do you use?

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

How do you administer it?

It is administered through a vein, usually in your arm.

Will I get a hangover?

No, it's not like alcohol. The effects wear off pretty quickly.

Is it safe?

Benzodiazepines are widely used drugs and have been around for a very long time. They are very safe and adverse reactions extremely rare. Your dentist will ensure you do not have any medical contraindications before prescribing it to you.

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 important financial decision and anything that is deemed dangerous.

Who provides the sedation?

Davesh Patel is our sedation dentist who in 2016 completed a year long sedation certification at Guys Hospital, a recognised world leading institute in dental sedation. He has a warm and empathetic nature and is able to provide a full range of dental services including dental implants.

Nisma Patel completed her sedation training whilst working at Guy’s Hospital and is accredited with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD). Nisma has a talent for building patient confidence and prioritises making patients feel at ease. Her training in dental sedation allows her to successfully provide care to those who might otherwise feel uncomfortable.

Sedation DentistrySedation Dentistry

We at Brigstock Dental have a friendly and expert team, large ground floor treatment rooms, a dedicated recovery area as well as free parking just outside to facilitate safe and efficient treatment.

How do I book a consultation?

You can ask your dentist to refer online via our website or you can book a sedation consultation via our online booking system: