Many patients find conscious sedation a great way to undertake their dental treatment as it helps them to feel calm and relaxed.
Here at Southside Dental Care we offer intravenous sedation, so you will be awake throughout your treatment but will feell completely peaceful and at ease. Our sedationist, Leanne, has a very gentle and reassuring manner - our aim is to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your appointment.
"Though I was very
apprehensive to be sedated it was a great experience for me. I personally don't
remember any of the dental work and after slept a good part of the afternoon,
when I awoke I felt very relaxed. Leanne and her assistant were both very
attentive and put me at my ease. I will definitely be sedated again if need
“I am 41 years old and I hadn’t visited the dentist since I
was 16 due to a severe phobia of dentists as a result of this I had to get most
of my teeth removed to say I was petrified doesn’t even come close to the fear
I felt. But thanks to the dedication and
perseverance of Leanne and her dedicated team at Southside Dental Care they
made this a pain free and endurable experience. The difference this has made to
my life has been immense I even managed to smile in my wedding photos –
something I thought I would never do. As a result of this my confidence has
soared beyond recognition – it was the best life changing decision I have ever
made (apart from getting married). I can now even eat foods I had been avoiding
for over 20 years. I also no longer have a fear of going to the dentist
The effects of the sedation mean that after your appointment you may feel groggy for a while, this means you need to have an escort with you for your sedation appointment who can remain with you for the rest of the day. Recovery is generally quick, and after 24 hours you will be free to go about your daily activities as normal. This is a fantastic alternative to having a general anaesthetic, where there are higher risks and often longer recovery times.
If you are considering conscious sedation, please call our reception team on 0131 667 5656 to book a free consultation appointment with Leanne to discuss things further and ensure you are suitable for sedation with us.
Our hope is that we eventually make you feel confident, and dare we say it, happy about coming to visit us!
Southside Dental Care: 125 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3AJ
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