Dental Sedation in Croydon for Anxious Patients

We at Smile 4 U Dental practice provide sedation dentistry to anxious patients. Being an excellent private dental clinic, our clinic is served by experienced team of sedation and dental phobic certified dentists to offer sedation dentistry and IV (intravenous) sedation. Whether you are dental phobic, nervous or afraid of dentist needles we administer IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction as well all other dental treatments. As a leading London’s clinic, we give patients dental sedation in Croydon in order to perform all dental treatments as well as root canal treatment.

Many patients are anxious or nervous when they need to perform any dental treatment. It can happen because of the following reasons:

  • Traumatic previous experiences
  • Fear of pain
  • Worried about injections
  • Afraid of unknown
  • Afraid of being uncontrollable
  • Feeling of gagging associated to impressions

Dental sedation is the ultimate solution for your worries and our dentists can help you with that. 

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is when a sedative drug is given into a vein. If you are nervous about having dental treatment or you are having a procedure which may be more complex, intravenous (IV) sedation is an effective and safe treatment.

How it works?

IV sedation has four main effects:

  • It will reduce your anxiety and make you feel relaxed
  • It will make you feel sleepy
  • It will make you less aware of the procedure
  • It will result in partial – or total loss of memory of the procedure.

IV sedation is safe when it is supervised or carried out by an appropriately trained doctor or dentist.

Why do I need IV Sedation?

It is an ideal way of helping you to relax if you are nervous about the treatment.

IV Sedation Service

Benefits of Sedation

While under IV sedation, you will feel relaxed but you will still be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.

You may be unaware of the operation and this is ideal for patients who wish to avoid the noise of the drill.

What are the alternatives?

  • Local anaesthetic alone
  • General anaesthetic which would require a hospital referral

How much does it cost?

We charge on a 30 minutes block basis. For every 30 minutes started we would charge £150.


Do I need to prepare for IV Sedation?

  • Take your routine medicines at the usual times, unless advised otherwise.
  • Do not eat any food 6 hours prior to the procedure. You can drink water for up to 2 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Do not take alcohol or recreational drugs including cannabis, 48 hours before your treatment. 

  • Bring a responsible adult with you. This escort must be over the age of 18 and personally known to you. They must be able to escort you home and care for you for the rest of the day. 

  • Sedation is not possible if you are pregnant, so be sure to tell us. 

  • Nursing mothers cannot breastfeed for 12 hours after sedation. 

How do I know it is right for me?

An IV sedation is an excellent option if you are apprehensive of needles, the dentist, or dental procedures. Your dentist may also recommend this form of sedation if you are undergoing such procedures as complex root canals, implant placement, and extractions. You may also opt for IV sedation if you experience dental anxiety, and you need to undergo multiple dental procedures.

Contact us online or calling us for unbiased advice We will inform you whether IV sedation is a safe alternative for you.

Is it painful ?

No. When IV sedation is performed properly during procedures, you will not feel pain and you will not remember much of the procedure.

Where will the IV Sedation be carried out?

The treatment will be carried out in our practices.

What happens during IV sedation?

A thin plastic tube will be put into a vein either in one of your arms or in the back of one of your hands. A drug will then be injected which will quickly make you feel very sleepy and relaxed.

Throughout the procedure your vital signs will be monitored

Sedation will make you feel relaxed and you may forget much of the visit.

You will also be given a local anaesthetic.

This involves an injection into the gum surrounding the area that you are having treated and it is similar to those your dentist may have given to you for fillings. The injection will take a couple of minutes to numb the area and it ensures that you will feel no pain during your treatment.

The length of time you will be sedated varies depending on the treatment you are having.

What happens after IV Sedation?

You will need to stay in until you are considered ready to leave the practice.

The effects of sedation can last up to 12 hours, for this time rest at home and:

  • Do not travel alone – travel home with your escort, by car if possible. 
  • Do not drive or ride a bicycle or a motorcycle.
  • Do not use machinery.
  • Do not drink alcohol, take other mind-altering substances, or smoke. These may react with the sedative drugs
  • Do not return to work or sign legal documents or carry out any financial transactions. Make any important decisions or sign a legal document

  • Do not care for others.
  • Do not use social media.
  • Climb ladders or work from heights
Mr Nemeth

Mr Nemeth

Mr Nemeth is a highly regarded sedationist and surgeon (operator-sedationist) with 14 years experience, 8 of which are related to procedural sedation.

He primarily sees patients at Smile4U Dental Practices in London.

Mr Nemeth is experienced in pain- and anxiety-management and he is skilled in providing simple and advanced IV sedation.

Mr Nemeth’s expertise allows for long procedures such as dental implant surgery or short emergency procedures such as tooth extractions, to be performed as smoothly as possible.

He has a flexible approach with excellent chair-side manners and full commitment to provide safe and effective sedation resulting in successful treatment with as little anxiety and stress as possible.

Mr Nemeth delivers a comfortable and relaxing dental experience to nervous and anxious patients.

He is an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).

Are you an anxious patient in need of dental sedation in Croydon?

Call us at 020 8640 7586 to receive gentle care with our safe and relaxing sedation options!

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