Mint Dental SE1

Sedation Dentists London

Our sedation dentists in London like Dr Patel are qualified in the safe administration of all types of sedatives including intravenous sedation.

Oral surgeon specialists and sedation dentists in London

As experienced sedation dentists in London, we know more than most how horrific dental phobia can be – and how being an anxious patient can make undergoing treatment a stressful and difficult process.

For our patients, who cannot be soothed with regular relaxation techniques and need to undergo complex and often essential procedures like implant surgery we can offer oral sedation as well as intravenous (IV) sedation.


Sedation is an additional cost, usually charged at £350 per hour for IV sedation and £130 for oral. 


Conscious deep sedation that makes patients feel relaxed and at ease. More.


An alternative to IV sedation, oral sedation comes in pill form or more typically laughing gas. More.


If you’re anxious, we understand there’s certain things you need to understand beforehand. Talk to us.

Pain management & tension relief

Sedation dentistry is appropriate for patients who have serious dental fears, experience dental anxiety or who are particularly nervous about booking a certain surgery due to the perceived levels of pain.

We understand as sedation dentists that each person is different and so are their pain thresholds – what we might describe as pain-free, you might perceive as hugely painful based on previous negative experiences. That said, sedated dental treatments are safe and accessible to those who need it.

We offer two types of conscious sedation:

  • IV sedation 
  • Oral sedation

Both of which will make you feel utterly relaxed to the point you might drift off during your treatment. With both sedative types, patients will remain conscious and responsive but will experience no negative effects typically associated with their treatment. In fact, many patients have little to no memory of the procedure taking place.

With all types of sedation, you will be required to have a responsible adult ready to escort you after your procedure.

IV Sedation

avoid risks associated with general anaesthesia

Intravenous sedation describes the process of administering anti-anxiety drugs (typically Midazolan) through your blood during your treatment. The IV sedation will be connected through a canula in your hand and will instantly help you to relax and feel at peace.

IV sedation will work quickly and have fast effects with most people falling asleep 15 to 30 minutes after it has been administered. Once we remove it, you’ll begin to wake up in 20 minutes and be fully recovered from sedative effects within six hours.

Even though it’s referred to as sleep dentistry, IV sedation does not make you sleep, you will simply feel drowsy and relaxed.

How it's administered

The drug is given through a vein through an extremely thin needle close to the surface of the skin in the back of the hand or arm. The needle is then removed leaving a soft plastic tube called a cannula, which is what the sedation drug will be given through.

What we monitor

Throughout the procedure, a patient’s pulse and oxygen levels will be measured using a pulse oximeter, which will clip onto a finger to measure the pulse and oxygen saturation – this is why it’s important that patients do not arrive wearing false nails or nail varnish.

oral sedation

Oral sedation is another form of conscious sedation, where the dentist will give you a sedative medication in pill form an hour before surgery begins. 

Typically, the medication used for oral sedation is Halcion, which is in the diazepam (Valium) family. However, medication can vary and also include zaleplon and lorazepam. 

When opting for oral sedation, nervous patients should bear in mind that the effects can make you quite groggy, causing you to fall asleep during your procedure. But you’ll still be responsive and able to communicate with the oral surgeon if necessary. 

Arriving for your consultation

  • The nearest tube/train station is Elephant and Castle
  • Parking is available on Colnbrook Street London SE1 6EZ
  • Please note that we are a private dentist and not an NHS practice

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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