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Smilemakers Sedation Services

Smilemakers is the perfect south coast destination for nervous dental patients with our team of friendly, highly trained Dentists who can usually calm all but the most nervous patients.

For those patients for whom having treatment at the Dentist instils fear above and beyond, Smilemakers is a leading south coast Dental Sedation Centre.

What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is where a sedative is administered to help you relax and enable you to have your dental treatment conducted as comfortably as possible.

The sedation works so well that you are pretty much asleep during the procedure and you are no longer bothered by the dental treatment. Conscious sedation is different to general anaesthesia, where you are fully unconscious. You are still able to speak and listen to commands. This is much better as it is a lot safer, quicker and easier to perform. Once the procedure is over, we stop administering the drug and you regain consciousness.

Is it safe?

Benzodiazepines are widely used drugs and have been around for a very long time. They are very safe and adverse reactions extremely rare. Your dentist will ensure you do not have any medical contraindications before prescribing it to you.

Why choose Smilemakers for your sedation?

Smilemakers is unique in having dedicated facilities to provide sedation at our Dental Centre. These facilities including a sedation recovery room, operating rooms similar to those at the Hospital and additional medical equipment to deal with any situation.

In addition to the fantastic facilities, we have a large number of clinicians providing our sedation who are fully trained in all aspects of sedation dentistry. This includes Consultant Anaesthetists, Sedationists and Sedation Nurses. 

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We are both very pleased with our teeth and Smilemakers has now given us the confidence to smile more openly.

- Pat and Colin

“We joined Smilemakers when the Practice opened in Southampton. We have both had major treatment, which included crowns, bridges, veneers and tooth whitening. 


Before this treatment we were both conscious that our teeth were not attractive and more than showed our age. In spite of lengthy sessions of treatment we were both put at ease and had complete confidence in the work being carried out. 


At all times Smilemakers made our comfort and wellbeing paramount and great care was taken to make the treatment as pain free as possible. We are both very pleased with our teeth and Smilemakers has now given us the confidence to smile more openly. 


We have always been pleased with the service we have received from Smilemakers and have always been dealt with promptly and in a friendly and courteous manner. We definitely would, without hesitation, recommend Smilemakers to family and friends.”

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