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Why you have been referred to us?

Your dentist has referred you to us for treatment requiring sedation and/or for more complex surgical procedures not currently available at your practice at the time you need them.

Like 80 regional referral dentists who refer patients to us, your dentist has placed their trust in Arnica to provide you with the highest standard of clinical care whilst experiencing minimum anxiety and discomfort.

As Cheltenham’s Dental Sedation Centre we have the qualifications, experience and approach to provide even the most acutely phobic patients with the vital treatment needed to maintain excellent oral health and wellbeing.

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Our referral team

As a Centre for Excellence Arnica is fortunate to have a highly skilled and experienced dental team, all of whom are UK-trained and qualified to administer sedation.

Dr Ellie Ledger – Principal dentist, practice owner and dental implant surgeon

Dr Leah Adams – Principal sedation dentist, experienced in treating nervous, anxious and dental phobic patients

Dr Gill Kemp – Sedation-trained general dental surgeon

Dr Guy Bailey – Qualified first as a doctor, trained hospital surgeon, and now general and dental implant dentist

Dr Carelyn Gore – Sedation-trained general dental surgeon

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About your treatment

Once you have been referred to Arnica you will get the opportunity to discuss your treatment with us in advance so that you can fully understand the procedure as well as raise any concerns that you may have.

You will also get the opportunity to explore what type of sedation is best for you.


Dental sedation

Whether you are nervous, anxious or dental-phobic we will provide you with a number of sedation options that will put you into a relaxed, dreamlike state during surgery.

Sedation is simply a way to help control your anxiety which will make your treatment more comfortable. During sedation, you will feel pleasantly drowsy and relaxed, but you will still be able to co-operate with your dentist.

We offer three types of sedation:

1.  Intravenous sedation – Sedation is given via a plastic tube in your arm or the back of your hand

2.  Inhalation sedation – Sedation is given via a special mixture of sedative gas and air

3.  Oral sedation – Sedation is given via a tablet taken before your appointment

Whichever type of sedation is best for you, rest assured that our fully qualified and experienced team are there to help you. Sedation is effective, predictable and very safe.


Preparing for treatment with sedation

Intravenous sedation (IV) and inhalation sedation (IS) are powerful yet very safe ways of reducing your anxiety. However there are a number of important steps to follow.

We have written a short guide to preparing for treatment with sedation, here is a summary:

  1. Don’t eat or drink anything for up to two hours before your appointment
  2. Give details of any medicines or tablets you are taking, both with and without prescription
  3. Continue to take your routine medicines unless otherwise advised by your dentist
  4. Let us know if you’ve seen your doctor or been to hospital since your last appointment
  5. Let us know if you think you may be pregnant or if you are breastfeeding

Please go to Preparing for treatment with sedation for further information

Useful information

We are open Monday to Friday at the times below

Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 9.00am – 4:30pm

In the event of a dental emergency we will always aim to see our patients on the same day. In case of severe problems which cannot wait, there is a duty dentist on call in the evenings and at weekends.

For further information about how to find us go to Our Location