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Minor Oral Surgery - Sedation

This page is for patients that have been referred by their dentist for treatment under sedation, and that have been contacted by us for an initial consultation appointment.

Your appointment time and date will have been given to you over the phone, and confirmed by a text or email.

The appointment is for a consultation to discuss the proposed treatment and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions.  Your treatment will be on another day, the time and date of which will be confirmed following the consultation.

If you are unable to keep this appointment please give us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, so that we can reallocate the time.  Failure to do so could result in treatment being refused.

We do our best to keep to time, but due to the nature of the treatment we provide this is not always possible and sometimes the clinic runs late.  We apologise in advance if this happens on your appointment day.  If you wish, you may call the surgery to confirm the appointment time one hour before you are due to arrive.

3 things to do prior to your Sedation Consultation appointment

1. Understand what Conscious Sedation is

You should understand:

  • what  intravenous sedation is

  • what happens on the day of your procedure

  • the role of a patient escort. 

To do so we request you read the leaflet and watch the video.

Read the Information Leaflet:

Watch the video:

If you have any questions or concerns about the above (or indeed anything else to do with your referral), please contact us or let the Oral Surgeon know on the day of your consultation.  Whilst you have been referred for sedation, many patients go on to have treatment without sedation once their fears have been addressed.  However for some, sedation is the best way to have treatment.  A minority of cases may not be suitable for sedation, and if this is so in your case the Oral Surgeon will discuss what your options are.

2. Complete the following forms*:


3.  Read the Sedation Consent Form

At the consultation appointment you will be asked to sign a Consent Form for Treatment Under IV Sedation.  An example consent form is available below.  You will be provided with a tailor made consent form on the day and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Click here to go to our general Minor Oral Surgery page for patients, which has useful information including FAQs, meet the Oral Surgeons and post operative instructions.

3 things to do prior to your Sedation Treatment appointment

1. Eating

Please have only a light meal (eg toast and tea) upto two hours prior to your appointment ie do not eat anything two hours before your appointment, but you are allowed to drink water.  No alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the day of your appointment.

2. Escort

You must bring a responsible adult with you as explained (see the Sedation Information leaflet).  In summary this escort must be over the age of 18 and personally known to you.  They must arrive and remain in the building with you (even whilst you are in surgery or recovery).  They must be able to escort you home and care for you for 24 hours.  Do not bring children with you to your appointment.

We will not be able to proceed with your treatment unless you have a suitable escort.

3. Medication

Take your routine medicines at the usual times unless specifically advised otherwise by the Oral Surgeon at your consultation appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above (or indeed anything else to do with your referral), please contact us or let the Oral Surgeon know on the day of your treatment.

*For further  information on how your data is managed click here.  If you do not wish to use the online forms you can download them (download Medical History form and/or download Anxiety Assessment form) to print, complete and bring with you to your appointment.  Failing that we can provided printed copies at the practice

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