Request a Dental Appointment
Want to request an appointment? We offer a number of ways you can easily do this. Fill in the contact form below or you can call Chartwell Dental on the phone.
- 194 Watford Road, Croxley Green
Hertfordshire, WD3 3DB
- 01923 244133
Frequently asked questions
You will be able to hear things as verbal contact must be maintained – as per the GDC definition of conscious sedation. We may ask you simple questions or to take a deep breath, you will respond but you will not remember this or be aware of what is occurring. You may not be able to see anything as we cover your eyes with a mask and patients frequently feel so relaxed that they fall asleep during treatment. Your mouth is numbed as usual but you will not be able to recall this happening and the dental treatment will proceed while your teeth and gums are completely numb so that you won’t be able to feel anything.
This depends largely on the amount of sedation, the amount of dental work that you have received and your metabolism. Typically most patients who come in for sedation are in surgery for 20-40 minutes and then go through to our recovery room for 10-15 minutes where you will be supervised by a trained nurse who will give you and your chaperone the postoperative instructions.
For patients having treatment completed with LA, it only takes a few minutes to lose feeling in the area and full sensation should return in a few hours when the medication wears off.
Unfortunately we do not have a designated car park. However there are 1 hour marked parking bays on the main road and side roads around the clinic. For further details please contact the surgery.
If you would like to know when your appointment is please call the surgery, where one of our friendly receptionists will be able to advise you.
Unfortunately we do not have the facility to send text message reminders for appointments. We will endeavour to call all patients booked for a sedation, oral surgery or hygiene appointment 3 working days prior to treatment. For all routine dental appointments we will try to contact patients the day before treatment, if the appointment was booked over 4 weeks ago. Please ensure your contact details are up to date.
Please call our friendly reception team who will be able to advise of the current availability of NHS places.
Same day emergency appointments are available on a private basis for people who are not registered at the clinic.
NHS treatments are often limited in their range. During private treatment materials of a higher quality are used to produce a higher quality denture or crown which provides a better fit and aesthetic.
Due to the NHS guidelines we can only treat children under the age of 12 years using simple sedation (gas and air) on the NHS. We offer sedation (intravenous) for patients over the age of 12 years, there is a band 2 NHS charge unless the patient is exempt from dental charges. We can offer advanced sedation for patients under 12 years and adults on a private basis. Because of the way the NHS sedation fees are structured, private sedition’s can carry on much longer and more work can be accomplished during a visit.
In the past GA (General Anaesthetic) was frequently prescribed to carry out dental procedures while a patient was unconscious. However since the end of 2001 this option has been banned from general dental practice by the Department of Health and can now only be carried out in a hospital.
During the past few years sedation techniques have evolved and surpassed the need for GA in dentistry. During sedation the patients are conscious but they are not aware of any pain and have no recollection of the dental procedure. This technique is very safe and carried out by our well trained sedation team.
For patients referred to the clinic for minor oral surgery (MOS) we offer conscious sedation or LA (Local Anaesthetic). LA involves numbing the treatment area with a medication called a local anaesthetic; you will not be able to feel any pain although you may feel some pressure or movement.