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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

1
Free consultation

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

2
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.

3
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.

4
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.

5
Treatment Begins

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

6
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.

Contact our main practice

0121 561 3526

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.

    Bev

    Bev

    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

  • My dentist retired, and his replacement has taken over some of his patients. He's a lovely young man called Suki and has made me comfortable and relaxed . I had a tooth break, and he has made an emergency repair. Need to go back in the new year for a replacement filling

    Sylvia Smith

    Sylvia Smith

    Dec 28,2023

  • I am posting on behalf of my mother who is really happy with the dentures she had made here by Dr Simrun. She had to pay privately but said it was worth every penny. My mother was very anxious. Hadn’t been to the dentist in over 40 years but she said she felt really comfortable with Dr Simrun who was patient and took her time with her. The dentist even stayed late to fit the dentures before my mother went on holiday. Overall really happy and my mother wanted to express her thanks again.

    S B

    S B

    Dec 5,2023

  • Dr Dorsa and her assistant have been amazing throughout the whole of my treatment.

    April Fellows

    April Fellows

    Dec 5,2023

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