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          • Having had bad experiences in the past I am never a regular patient. But the staff at Rock Dental really helped me overcome my fear and I have been smiling ever since! Highly Recommended!

            Joel Brown 1/06/2019
          • Staff are very competent and friendly. Efficient use of IT for booking etc. Good location, plenty of parking. Would not hesitate to recommend the Practice

            Paul Smith 11/27/2018
          • Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time' discussion about the Xray results - shown on a screen in the surgery a few minutes after they were taken. Can't get much better than that for patient care.

            Martin Crossley 2/01/2019
          • I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra was brilliant, it was all done in just a few minutes and I didn't feel a thing. Being in severe pain they managed to book me in for an appointment the day after I called in which was excellent. Highly... read more

            Anna Randulff 1/25/2019
          • Today I had my first appointment to see what work I needed doing and form a treatment plan, I'm an extremely nervous patient but I have to say this is a 5 star dentist with a 5 star service. The dentist I saw was brilliant! He was very clam and explained everything to me, I wasn't rushed and I left... read more

            laura meredith 10/11/2019
          • I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the excellent professionalism of the team who undertook my treatment. The practice itself was very clean and well maintained, and I would definitely recommend it to others! Thanks to everyone at Rock House for making me so comfortable!

            Rajan Chaudhry 8/09/2018
          • I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their practice over three years ago, I have received nothing less than a very warm and courteous reception from all staff. I have required some dental work which was crucial, the time, care and the level of work done was Ace... read more

            Geneva Carney 10/17/2018
          • Best dental surgery I have used so far, from the approachable staff behind the desk to the highly skilled dentist Dr Nandra and his team. Anyone looking for a lifelong and easy dentist to go too, I highly recommend Rock House Dental. Thank you Guys 'see you in 6 months'. :)

            Rosie Guru 11/25/2018
          • This is the preferred practice for both myself and my staff, the team at Rock House all have one thing in common, time for you. The treatment is always conducted with great care and explained in detail, a relaxed and professional atmosphere combined with a gentle air of good humour, always a pleasure to visit for both treatment and... read more

            Jubilee Automotive Group 5/15/2019
          • I have been a patient of Dr Nandra for many years.
            Over this time the standard of care that I have received has always been truly outstanding.
            Other members of staff I have encountered, both reception and nursing have been friendly, very helpful and totally professional.

            William Powers 1/23/2019
          • I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me through an extraction with no sedation!!

            Fiona Berry 10/03/2018
          • My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had an initial inspection with the new dentist but found them most welcoming.
            On Saturday I lost a Crown from my front tooth and as I had important presentations on Tuesday I was a little concerned.
            I rang on Sunday morning to leave...
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            JOHN WILLIAMSON 10/10/2019
          • Fantastic dentists who really care about their patients and try and do as much as they can to help! I have always been treated kindly by all of the staff and would recommend anyone to them.

            Ashwin Jayna 5/26/2019
          • Excellent. Needed emergency treatment after breaking a tooth/filling. Could not get in at NHS emergency surgeries.
            Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. A very good service, though it comes at a price.

            A Jewkes 8/23/2019
          • I have been a patient for many years and would not go anywhere else, despite living some distance away. I recently visited the practice for a routine check up and, as always, all the staff are extremely professional, friendly and provide the utmost care possible. The team absolutely went out of their way to accommodate me. This included fitting me... read more

            Jasbir Reehal 7/24/2019
          • phoned 9.30 saturday morning with dental emergency the lady on the phone was so helpful and understanding she got me a appointment for 10.15 . When i got there i was seen straight away seeing i was in pain and a bit distressed they were very patient with me the dentist explained everything clearly to me what the problem was... read more

            mark atkins 8/12/2019
          • Great service and always friendly staff :)
            All dental work and anything that needs to be checked or kept note of is always fully explained to me.
            Thanks to everyone and Happy Christmas :)

            Mark Hatton 12/11/2019
          • Thank you so much for today. I was so nervous and you really calmed me down and I’m so grateful that you fixed my tooth temporarily. I have registered with your clinic and, while I can’t say I’m looking forward to visiting you again, I do at least trust that you can help.

            Angela Facer 4/23/2019
          • The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
            The dentists take time and care in their work and offer great advice to keep your teeth healthy. Keep up the great work guys!

            Dav Seehra 8/17/2018
          • My first visit was an emergency appointment, I spoke to them on the phone at 10:30 and I had been seen by 11:30. I was dealt with professionally and quickly with the best solution for me being their priority. I was disappointed with the price but I was presented with the options and made the best choice for me. Thank... read more

            Alan Mayor 2/16/2019
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      Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into the practice we were made very welcome. The staff were all very courteous and the level of care received by Dr Anoup Nandra was exceptional. He addressed her needs with great attention in a very calming manner. The treatment options... read more

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Dental Sedation

Dental Sedation - The lighter way to experience dentistry

At Rock House Dental Practice, we provide dental sedation to help you undergo dental treatment.

When people have anxiety about pain or about the dentist in general, they often opt for what is sometimes called sleep dentistry. The different styles of dental sedation are what make sleep dentistry possible, although not all sedation dentistry involves actual sleep!

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is a method of completely relaxing your mind and body, allowing dental treatment to take place with minimal disturbance and discomfort. Many nervous patients find that sedation enables them to endure lengthy procedures, feeling as though the time passed in just a few minutes.

Sedation dentistry is when a relaxant drug forms part of the dental treatment. Administered by injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm, the drug will make you feel less anxious. The dose will depend on the amount of treatment needed and the length of time it will take to complete.

The sedatives themselves are substances, legal and approved for use in dentistry. Most patients describe the effects as if you are in a trance-like state of relaxation.

You become drowsy and unaware of any treatment, but you are still able to co-operate with the dentist. Because you remain conscious during dental sedation, you can understand and respond to requests from your dentist. However, you may not remember much about the dental treatment.

Patients tell us that dental sedation is a wonderful feeling. They feel rested and peaceful. They are able to keep their anxiety under control and often experience a light floating feeling. The effects of dental sedation take some time to wear off after the appointment. The amount of time is dependant on the patient and the dose. You won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machines during this time. You may be required to have someone accompany you after sedation.

Sleep Dentistry

You will not be asleep during the procedure. It is now almost impossible to find a dentist that puts you to sleep. “Sleep” only occurs with general anaesthesia, and this is not provided in a UK dental practice. NHS dental sedation clinics used to offer this service previously, but the law changed in the 1990's.

Dental sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on. The drugs used in sedation dentistry produce either partial or full memory loss. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many patients remember nothing at all. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure. You are never left alone in the dental surgery and all team members will always have a chaperone.

How safe is Dental Sedation?

Sedation dentistry is very safe when carried out by trained dentists.

However, some people are not suitable for dental sedation.

  • Pregnant patients
  • Children
  • Patients with an allergy to sedative drugs
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Some instances of glaucoma

And there’s no need to worry – we’ll monitor your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels in the blood, and heart whilst you’re under sedation.

Advantages of Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry is best for patients that don't want to be aware of the procedure. The onset of action is very rapid, and drug dosage and level of sedation meet the individual’s needs. Dental sedation is very useful in patients that gag excessively. The gag reflex reduces allowing the treatment to become easier.

Reviews

  • Jennie Jones

    I am a new patient at this Dentist and I am so impressed with the professionalism I have experienced. I... read more - 4/18/2018

  • Mark Hatton

    Great service and always friendly staff 🙂
    All dental work and anything that needs to be checked or kept note of...
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    - 12/11/2019

  • Karena Hampl

    Went to This dentist today for an emergency appointment. Exceptional from receptionist to dentist. There’s no one more nervous about... read more - 1/28/2019

  • Rajan Chaudhry

    I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the... read more - 8/09/2018

  • Sheena Parry

    I cannot recommend this dentist highly enough. They are kind, considerate and eminently professional. They were also nothing short of... read more - 8/13/2019

  • Jasbir Reehal

    I have been a patient for many years and would not go anywhere else, despite living some distance away. I... read more - 7/24/2019

  • Amarjit Dhillon

    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to... read more - 8/18/2016

  • laura meredith

    Today I had my first appointment to see what work I needed doing and form a treatment plan, I'm an... read more - 10/11/2019

  • Angela Facer

    Thank you so much for today. I was so nervous and you really calmed me down and I’m so grateful... read more - 4/23/2019

  • Bally D Chahal

    Really friendly atmosphere made me feel so welcome - 7/07/2017

  • mark atkins

    phoned 9.30 saturday morning with dental emergency the lady on the phone was so helpful and understanding she got me... read more - 8/12/2019

  • Keith Dipple

    Highly professional yet with a great balance of a welcoming & relaxing atmosphere. My first treatment here was smooth... read more - 9/10/2019

  • Geneva Carney

    I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their... read more - 10/17/2018

  • Ravi Dutt

    Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into... read more - 8/10/2018

  • Patrick Bowers

    I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the... read more - 11/20/2018

  • PAUL REEL

    I've been a patient here for 15 years and it's got better and better. Fantastic service from start to finish.... read more - 7/27/2019

  • Dav Seehra

    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
    The dentists take time and care in their work and...
    read more
    - 8/17/2018

  • Simran Bhogal

    This practice has a very professional and relaxed feel about it. The treatment is carefully planned and executed. Overall very... read more - 8/13/2018

  • Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate... read more - 12/11/2018

  • JOHN WILLIAMSON

    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had... read more - 10/10/2019

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