Thornton Implant and Sedation Clinic
Thornton Dental Practice is pleased to announce that we are now operating a referral service for patients requiring implants, I.V sedation, R.A Sedation and Oral Surgery. The service is available to your patients on an Independent basis only.
What is I.V Sedation?
IV (Intravenous) Sedation
Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”) is when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment.
In reality, you remain conscious during conscious IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.
However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about what went on because of two things:
• IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on
• the drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.
Inhalation Sedation (Laughing Gas)
Inhalation sedation, laughing gas, relative analgesia, RA, happy gas, gas and air, nitrous, nitrous oxide, N2O-O2… this one has more names than any other sedation technique! And deservedly so. Inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen (O2) has been described as “representing the most nearly ‘ideal’ clinical sedative circumstance”…
What is it? And what does it do?
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It has no color, smell, and doesn’t irritate. it kills pain – and it induces a pleasurable feeling. After 5 minutes or so of breathing in the gas, you should feel a euphoric feeling spread throughout your body. It really kind of feels like a ‘happy drunk’ feeling. Some people find that there are auditory or visual effects as well. You will feel a bit light headed and often people get ‘the giggles’ (hence the name laughing gas!). As an interesting aside, nitrous oxide was one of the drugs of choice for young people in the late 1700s and early 1800s, when laughing gas demonstrations were a popular source of entertainment and enjoyment.
The following procedures for sedation bookings are:
• An assessment with the dentist to see if the patient is medically and clinically fit for sedation. The assessment will cost £25. If treatment goes ahead, this is refunded off the total price.
• I.V Sedation charge is £250 per session which includes sedation, 1x filling or 1x extraction
• Additional Charges are: £40 per filling
£40 per extraction
£25 scale and polish
• R.A Sedation charge is £135.00 per session which includes sedation and normally all treatment in children, in adults charge will include sedation and up to 2 fillings and 2 extractions.
• £100 non-refundable deposit is taken on booking the I.V sedation appointment.
• £50.00 non-refundable deposit is taken on booking the R.A sedation appointment.
• Treatment plan and quotes are always given to the patient on the assessment appointment.