Sedation Nervous patients welcome At Holbrooks Dental Care our aim is to make your dental visits as calm and stress-free as possible. We do this in a number of ways: by being patient and understanding, by taking things at your pace and by being genuinely empathic. But for patients who are extremely phobic, sometimes that isn’t enough and that’s when our investment in techniques that help relieve anxiety, such as oral and IV sedation, prove beneficial. Treatment with sedation is comfortable and you will feel very relaxed but fully co-operative. You may not remember anything about your treatment. Oral sedation involves taking a sedative one hour before any dental treatment and IV sedation involves receiving a small injection in your hand/ arm. Both methods will help you to relax and you will feel that treatment has only taken a short amount of time. Afterwards you will need somebody to drive you home and you should not drink any alcohol or go back to work. Dr Deol has been providing intravenous sedation to anxious patients for nearly 20 years, both in general practice and Guys’ Hospital, London. As this is her particular area of interest she has achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Sedation, so please rest assured you will be in safe and gentle hands. Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of severe anxiety – speak to us, we can help.