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Nervous Patients

Here at The Complete Smile

  • 1000’s of nervous patient cases treated

  • Specially trained kind and caring team

  • Dental sedation available

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The Nervous Patient Team

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Dr. Maria Kocisova

Cosmetic Dentist &

Facial Aesthetic Expert

Dr. Abhilash Soni

Cosmetic Dentist & Implantologist

Terry Curran


Elizeta Gjopalaj 


At The Complete Smile Twickenham, you can depend on caring, considerate and reassuring treatment.


Each of us is different, and we all have our own anxieties about matters that sometimes frighten or alarm us. For many people, going to the dentist can be an uncertain and anxious experience – though these days, you can be confident that the advanced, modern dental treatments we employ at The Complete Smile are designed to be painless, comfortable and very reassuring..


We care for every patient as an individual, and we’ll look after you according to your own unique dental requirements and personal needs. So don’t feel embarrassed if you feel anxious on arrival at our clinic; we’ll encourage you to talk to us about how you’re feeling so that we can reassure you, discuss your treatment fully with you, and prove to you that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. 


If you are nervous or really don’t feel like knowing anything about your treatment, then sedation might be the option for you. This will be discussed as part of your treatment plan. In sedation we administer a drug that will prevent you from being conscious of the procedures being carried out. You will not normally remember anything about the treatment, and it will seem to pass very quickly.

What is dental sedation?

Conscious Sedation is used to keep you as relaxed and carefree as possible without sending you completely to sleep. You are still in control of your body, you can breathe and cough as normal but you are in a very relaxed state.



Why use IV dental sedation?

The following are common reasons why patients opt for sedation:

  • Dental anxiety or phobia

  • Bad experience with dental work in the past

  • Gag reflex

  • Resistance to local anaesthetic

  • Long dental procedures


Will I be awake with dental sedation?

Yes, you will be awake for the whole procedure. This is helpful to us as you can help us by telling us how you are and whether you are comfortable. However, you will recall little if anything about the procedure after the event. You will also feel very relaxed and content.

How long does the dental sedation last for?

The sedation is most effective for the first 20-30 minutes. Its effect can be extended by giving it in incremental doses.
Although the sedative wears off very quickly you can have periods of drowsiness for the next 24 hours. It is therefore imperative that you do not do the following for the next 24 hours:


  • Drive

  • Operate machinary

  • Cook or boil a kettle

  • Sign a legal document


S Collins

“Being a nervous dental patient I was dreading treatment but I must admit Abi, from the start, put me at ease and helped me through months of treatment. Very professional and friendly. Very happy with the results.”

G Hulford

“Good experience because I was made at ease with the obvious care and attention given to clients. The Dentist is extremely thorough and explains what was happening during the treatment. My low-pain threshold was given full consideration during a complicated procedure.”

S Phoenix

"I had a great experience here with my first dental implant. As a nervous patient, I was put at my ease and found the process far less daunting than I had imagined. Very friendly team who takes time and care with each patient."

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