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Patients who would like sedation are welcome to ask their doctor or dentist to contact us for more details.

Dentists, doctors or oral surgeons who wish to perform minor procedures under sedation are welcome to contact us for more details.

We are prepared to travel with all the equipment needed for sedation to most of London, Essex, Beds, Herts, Suffolk, Norfolk and surrounding areas.

About Our Services

What procedures can be done with conscious sedation?

Any procedure can be done under conscious sedation:
• Dental: extractions, root canal treatment, implants, fillings, periodontal treatment and crown preparations.
• Non-dental: any minor or non-invasive procedure
The length of sedation is tailored to suit the length of appointment. This can be anything from one to eight hours.

Can any of my patients have sedation?

Patients who are healthy and have well controlled Medical conditions e.g. diabetes, hypertension, and asthma are suitable for sedation (ASA I and II).
Patients with significant or uncontrolled conditions e.g. severe heart disease, morbid obesity need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact us if you are unsure or in unusual cases and we will advise appropriately.

Will my patients be asleep?

No, but they might think they were. With conscious sedation the patient is able to communicate through out the procedure but afterwards they will have amnesia.

Will my patients remember anything?

Although it is possible to remember following a conscious sedation, advanced sedation involves administration of analgesia and amnesics, which prevents patients having any unpleasant memories.

How safe is conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation is completely safe. Dr Swart has done over 20,000 sedations and there has never been an incident following sedation.

Why is multi-drug sedation better than Midazolam only?

Midazolam-only sedations do not provide any analgesia. Having a multi-drug sedation with an opiate based drug and/or Propofol and/or Ketamine means injections in the mouth and other procedures are almost painless for the patient. The patient will have a better quality of conscious sedation and the use of Propofol means a much quicker recovery time.

Will the patients be sick after sedation?

No, this is very rare. It is very unlikely that the patient will feel sick after the sedation, but by starving the patient four hours prior to the sedation it will make this even less likely.

Do we need to buy any extra equipment or sedation drugs?

The new CQC requirements state practices offering sedation will need two oxygen cylinders and an AED.
Dr Swart will bring all the rest: monitoring equipment, drugs and emergency drugs.

How much do you charge for conscious sedation?

Charges are per hour and vary depending on duration and distance. We are happy to send an instant quote upon request. It is advisable to add 15 minutes to the treatment time for recovery time when calculating the appointment time. Recovery could be longer with procedures longer than four hours.

How will payments be processed?

The patient has the option to pay SAF Medical directly or they can pay you and then payment can be made by the surgery to the SAF Medical Ltd bank account.

How much experience has Dr Swart in conscious sedation?

Dr Swart has 10 years experience doing sedations on over 20,000 people.

What qualifications does Dr Swart have?

Dr Swart gained his Medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in December 2000. He is registered with GMC, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), a member of the Society of Paediatric Sedation (SPS), and a council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetics (ADA). He has also been a lecturer on the UCL post-graduate sedation diploma for dentists.