Dental Sedation Dental Sedation

Dental Sedation

Treatment Outline

The treatment, at a glance

Treatment Time

1-4 hours




24 hours

Key Benefit

Reduce dental anxiety

More about this treatment

More in-depth information

During dental treatments it is normal to feel some anxiety and fear. Sedation will help alleviate those feelings to allow you to physically and mentally relax during the dental treatment. Sedation is also used during longer dental treatments and more complex Implant or surgical treatments.

Before your dental treatment, medicine is given into a vein via a small cannula. This makes you feel sleepy and relaxes you both physically and mentally. The medicine is given to you by an Anaesthetist or a Dental Sedationist. The sedation effect lasts for 24 hours and you will need someone to take you home after your treatment.

Treatment Prices

Treatment fee outline

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:


£300 per hour

Further information you may need

Frequently asked questions

What will happen on the day of my treatment?

The Sedationist will attach some monitoring equipment onto you, which includes a blood pressure cuff on your arm and a clip on your finger to measure your oxygen levels.

The sedative medication is given through a cannula which is put into a vein in your arm or back of your hand. More sedative can be given, if you need it, during the procedure.

Will I be asleep during the dental treatment?

No, you will not be asleep. However the medication will allow you to be aware but fully relaxed and calm. You may experience a short period of memory loss during the time the sedation is effective. This can make you feel like you were asleep.

What does Sedation feel like?

This will vary between people but you usually feel pleasantly relaxed. When we asked some patients what it felt like, some answers were:

  • ‘I felt very spaced out and dreamy.’
  • ‘I thought I had been awake, but a few hours felt like a few minutes.’
  • ‘I felt really relaxed and happy.’

How will I feel after Sedation?

There are very few side effects after having Sedation. Most people feel tired and you may go home and have a sleep. Some people can feel fine and unaffected but your reactions can be slower.

Do I need to avoid anything after sedation?

Yes, during the next 24 hours:

  • Do not drive or ride a bicycle
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Do not operate machinery or appliances (e.g. kettle or cookers)
  • Do not sign any legally binding documents
  • Do not care for any dependent adults or children without responsible help

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