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Dental Sedation in the West Midlands

Put your dental anxiety at ease with dental sedation from Bhandal Dental Practices. Safe and effective sedation will put you at ease and make long procedures feel much quicker. Our team will guide you through the process.

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Sedation dentistry is suitable for more than just nervous patients

The use of sedation in dentistry is transforming the way we provide care. A relaxed patient is a happy patient, and also much easier to treat. Whether you are nervous about your treatment or simply want to make a longer treatment feel much quicker, sedation dentistry could be ideal for you.

With sedation dentistry, you won’t be put to sleep, but you will feel more relaxed. You will be able to respond to prompts and might feel like you could doze off while your treatment is happening. The sedation takes around 6-24 hours to completely wear off, so you will need someone to accompany you to the dental practice and take you home afterwards. You won’t be able to drive yourself home.

The benefits of sedation dentistry

  • Feel more relaxed
  • Overcome dental anxiety
  • Ideal for long treatments
  • Effects wear off quickly
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What kind of sedation do we offer?

At Bhandal Dental Practice, we offer IV conscious sedation and inhalation sedation. IV dental sedation is when the sedation drug is administered by an IV cannula, directly into the vein. This allows the sedation drug to work quickly, and your dentist will only need to give the required amount of sedation medication to remain effective. The patient will remain conscious and responsive throughout the treatment, but they are in a twilight state.

Find your nearest Bhandal Dental Practice

We are your friendly local dentist, with expert teams available throughout the West Midlands. Find your nearest Bhandal Dental Practice and book an appointment today.

Patient Journey

Your sedation journey starts here

Free consultation

If you're curious about dental sedation, we encourage you to get in touch to learn more about private sedation dentistry.

Sedation Assessment

We'll ask you questions about your health and make sure you are a suitable candidate. We will ask you to nominate your escort.

Pay Your Deposit

We require a £50 deposit to book your dental sedation appointment. You will then pay £45 plus the price of your treatment.

Preparing For Treatment

Your treatment will typically last 1-2 hours. An IV cannula will be placed and your vitals are monitored throughout the appointment.

Treatment Begins

We'll wait until you are sufficiently sedated before the treatment begins. You should feel relaxed and at-ease throughout.

Post Sedation

You will be required to recover under the supervision of the sedation dentist or nurse. Your escort can then collect you and take you home.

Frequently asked questions

How can we help?

Oral conscious sedation typically lasts for around four to six hours. This means that, even though you may not remember much about your appointment, you will be able to cooperate with us and follow our instructions.

The most common side effect of sedation is drowsiness. You may also have a dry mouth, feel nauseous, or have a headache after your procedure. These side effects will go away once the sedation wears off.

Most people who have a fear of dentists or need to have a lengthy procedure done can receive sedation dentistry. We will go over your health history and current medications to determine if sedation is right for you.

During your initial consultation, you will meet the dentist who will be performing the sedation. They will carry out the following checks:

• Medical history
• Social history
• Blood pressure
• Oxygen saturation
• Height and weight
• Dental anxiety questionnaire
• Assessment of the treatment required

Possible risks include over-sedating you; this is avoided by giving small amounts of the drug at a time, whilst monitoring your level of responsiveness. We keep a stock of the reversal drug, which works imminently, should it be required. Other risks include allergic reactions, however, these are very rare.

Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

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0121 561 3526

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I am very nervous with Dentist but Dorsa made my visit very comfortable. Very highly recommended

    Susan Brayshaw

    Susan Brayshaw

    Jul 23,2023

  • Just had a fantastic craftsmanship done by Dorsa @Bhandal Dental practice on my front tooth. Excellent work and attitude. I get overly nervous at dentists. But i think this was the first time ever I actually got calmed down and did not rip the arms of the chair. Thank you, Dorsa, much appreciated.

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Jul 3,2023

  • Dorsa was fabulous, due to poor experiences with a different surgery in the past, I am utterly terrified of the dentist. However Dorsa put me at ease and constantly checked how I was feeling, I underwent NHS and cosmetic treatment and the results brought on happy tears, my teeth have never looked or felt so good. Thank you for giving me my smile back.

    Laura Longhurst

    Laura Longhurst

    Jun 29,2023

  • My dentist was called dorsa today and she was amazing talked me through the whole Procedure and made me feel really calm x

    Sophia Kala

    Sophia Kala

    Jun 26,2023

  • Excellent dental work, as good as private. Good manner, quick, tender, relaxed. Very good. Thank you Dorsa, and Meera.

    Micky Armstrong

    Micky Armstrong

    Jun 25,2023

  • Don't usually see this dentist (Dorsa) My usual one Luckie was not available, I was having deep filling and she kept me at ease, explained everything she was doing and was so gentle that I didn't even feel the needle for when she froze my mouth. Would definitely want to see her again. Thank you.

    sue green

    sue green

    Jun 20,2023

  • It was a very good experience. The doctors were very nice and kept on asking me if i was okay.

    Areebah Shams

    Areebah Shams

    Jun 17,2023

  • Dorsa was really kind and nice. She explained everything to me really well as well giving me advice. I feel safe and comfortable. I would totally recommend her she's amazing 😊😊

    Simran kaur

    Simran kaur

    Jun 8,2023

  • I was so nervous and felt really anxious during my procedure today but Dorsa and her colleague ( sorry I should’ve asked your name ) were absolutely wonderful and were so patient with the patient:) I can highly recommend! Thanks again ladies!

    Jeannette Mason

    Jeannette Mason

    May 31,2023

  • Great service! All staff polite and friendly and my dentist Dorsa did amazing work on my teeth

    chloe shaw

    chloe shaw

    May 30,2023

  • I like to leave reviews, when I've had an excellent service.... the receptionists( Lisa and Rebecca) always have a smile to greet you on entrance....the dentists(Dorsa and Morva) are so professional and so very nurse (Meera)again greet you with a friendly smile....all of the other staff, who I can't name, also always smiling.

    Deanna Shields

    Deanna Shields

    May 18,2023

  • I have been a patient with Bhandal for many years and I have never had a bad experience. I have recently had some composite bonding done by Dorsa who has done a fantastic job, she has a real eye for detail and has given me back the confidence to smile.

    James Howell

    James Howell

    May 15,2023

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