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Oral Surgery under Sedation

We carry out a variety of oral surgical procedures and the most common procedures include the removal of teeth which are decayed, impacted or for orthodontic reasons.

if you are particularly nervous, anxious or have a phobia of dentistry, sedation is an excellent way to manage your anxieties. It is suitable for patients aged 18+, it involves the administration of an intravenous drug (usually a single drug such as midazolam), this is administered into a small vein on the back of the hand or in the crease of your arm. You feel very relaxed and we are then able to carry out your dental treatment. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either a partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug is first administered till when it wears off. Local anaesthetic is used in the mouth while you are sedated to ensure your dental treatment is carried out painlessly and for your post-operative comfort.

An account of IV sedation

"Basically it is a tiny pinch in your arm, in goes the stuff, nothing happens for several seconds and then you begin to feel lightheaded for a few moments. before you know it time has flown by and everything is done. you feel fairly drowsy for a while afterwards and generally sleeping it off is a good idea."

Dr Mital A Patel

Dr Mital A Patel | Dental Surgeon | GDC 229253

BDS Cardiff 2012, MFDS RCS Eng 2013

Dr Patel graduated from Cardiff University in 2012, then going on to obtain the MFDS RCS examination in 2013. Dr Patel has undertaken further postgraduate training in treating nervous patients with sedation and is a member of the (SAAD) Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry.

Vinika Patel

Dr Vinika Patel | Dental Surgeon | GDC 229169

BDS Birm 2012, MJDF RCS (Eng) 2013

Dr Patel graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 and in 2013 obtained her MJDF RCS.

She obtained further postgraduate training at Kings College Hospital London, in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Intravenous sedation, relative analgesia, dental emergencies, paediatric trauma and the management of nervous patients.

Dr Fatima Alm

Dr Fatima Maddix | Dental Surgeon | GDC 178960

BDS Manc 2009, MJDF RCS Eng 2010

Dr Maddix qualified from the University of Manchester in 2009. She obtained her MJDF RCS examonation in 2010. and her (SAAD) Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry membership in 2012. Since graduating as a Dental Surgeon she pursued further training in Oral maxillofacial Surgery at various UK hospitals. She also works as an Oral surgeon at Northwick Park , West Middlesex  and Central Middlesex Hospitals in London. She is involved in the teaching and training of junior Doctors and Dentists. In her spare time she enjoys running, art and painting.