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,  a dental phobia 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.

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

  • Traumatic previous experiences.
  • The fear of pain.
  • Being worried about needles.
  • 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 to all of your worries.

Who is our Sedation Dentist?

Dr Davesh Patel

Principal Dentist & Implant Dentist
Oral Surgery & IV Sedation

BDS Birm 2012 | MJDF RCS (Eng)
Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edin)

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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 30 minutes. 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 thing 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 are 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 decisions 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 treatments, including dental implants.

We at Brigstock Dental have a friendly and professional team, large ground-floor treatment rooms, a dedicated recovery area, and 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.


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