Ease your dental anxiety

  • 36% of adults are scared of the dentist
  • 12% suffer from extreme dental anxiety
  • Avoided visiting the dentist for years due to your phobia?


Feel the same? You’re not alone. Being a nervous patient should never get in the way of your dental health, and that’s why here at Cap City Dental in London, we offer dental sedation for nervous patients so they can receive the dental treatments they need to sustain their teeth and gums.

Remain conscious but feel completely at ease

Our dentists are trained and qualified to provide conscious sedation. In particular, specialist dentist Dr Druttman has over thirty years of experience administering inhalation sedation and has helped hundreds of patients achieve a stress-free dental experience.

“In my experience, the fear of the dentist is often triggered by painful memories and the sounds of the drill, or thoughts of needles in the mouth. To avoid the fear of pain or lack of control over your treatment, relaxing gas has proven helpful in helping patients relax.” Dr Druttman GDC 46456.

If you’re a nervous patient, just let us know, and we can prepare for your visit and ensure it’s as easygoing as possible for you.

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“I have been visiting George and his team for 15 Years, prior to that I had a phobia about dentistry. George’s approach is confident, experienced & open, I wouldn’t consider another Dentist.”

Techniques we use to ease dental anxiety

  1. Relaxation gas (Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen)
  2. Practice tours and staff introductions
  3. Desensitisation to drill noises
  4. Dental sedation (IV, oral and inhalation)
  5. Local anaesthetic for most treatments
  6. Noise-cancelling headphone music
  7. Music of your choice

Dental sedation is safe and effective.

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Dental sedation explained

Our dentists use dental sedation to help you feel more at ease during your treatments.

Unlike general anaesthetic, it won’t put you to sleep – you’ll still be conscious and able to speak with your dentist, but you’ll be deeply relaxed, feeling no discomfort or pain.

You’ll likely have very little memory of the procedure, and no memory = no pain.

Dental sedation is not just reserved for invasive procedures; anxious patients can opt to have more routine procedures like hygiene treatments or restorations like fillings.

Why inhalation sedation is better

  • There are fewer side effects compared to IV sedation.
  • Best for needle-phobic patients.
  • Recovery is faster (five to ten minutes) as oxygen wears away nitrous oxide.
  • Cheaper than other sedatives.
  • Suitable for a majority of patients, including children.
  • Driving might be possible. Ask the clinician.

Types of conscious dental sedation

  1. Intravenous sedation (IV) – A sedative is injected into the vein.
  2. Inhalation sedation – Inhaling sedative gas through a mask placed over your nose and mouth.
  3. Oral sedation – Where you take a sedative in pill form.

Instructions for after dental sedation

Following your treatment, you’ll initially recover in practice to allow the effects of sedation to subside. You’ll be discharged once you’re fully recovered – but you must have someone to pick you up and take you home. Patients should not drive or exercise until 24 hours have passed.

Helping children’s fear of the dentist

Fear of the dentist is quite common in children, and it’s important to work with your child to prevent them from developing dental anxiety that might hold them back in the future.

How much does dental sedation cost?

The cost will vary depending on the type of sedation you choose.

For example, IV sedation is charged by the hour, so if your procedure is particularly long, as seen with full arch restoration treatments using implants, you’ll have to pay for a minimum of four hours of sedation.

For inhalation sedation using laughing gas, patients can expect to pay £120 for simple procedures.

John Bridger
John Bridger
I've been seeing George for over 15 years. One of my best decisions. Teeth needed serious attention and were immediately "rescued". They have been maintained to an excellent level ever since. Fantastic treatment and continuing results.
Mark Young
Mark Young
American 🇺🇸 Pilot with a very busy schedule. Was in London of one of my many layovers summer 2023. Had not been to a dentist in sometime. Was in need of a deep scaling for oral hygiene and start pains of a Carrie. I’m one of those and for all work completed under N20 (Nitrous Oxide Gas) for seems to be only way. He was able to see me and complete this matter swiftly and professionally. Didn’t scare me out of the chair. Recommend this practice and would return on a layover.
Kirsten Alexandria H
Kirsten Alexandria H
One of the best dental experiences I have ever had! Such a caring and confident team of people.
Angie Moyn
Angie Moyn
Thanks for giving me back my smile! 👍😄
Eleni Kyriacou
Eleni Kyriacou
I recently had the pleasure of visiting CapCityDental for a dental cleaning, and I must say, it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. As someone who prioritizes oral health, I've had my fair share of dental appointments, but this one truly stood out. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and at ease, setting the tone for a fantastic dental cleaning session. The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist - Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort. Dr. George, the senior dental hygienist was a true expert in his field. He took the time to explain the entire cleaning process, making sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Indeed, it did feel like a warm hug. Furthermore, his dental nurse Marilou was just a gem. Her gentle yet thorough approach put me at ease, and I could sense her commitment to delivering top-notch oral care. It's evident that CapCityDental has a team that's passionate about what they do. What truly sets CapCityDental apart was their dedication to personalized care and patient education. The hygienist nurse took the time to discuss my oral health habits and offered valuable insights on how to improve my routine. She answered all my questions patiently, showing a genuine interest in my oral health journey. This level of individualized attention left a lasting impression on me. In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!
Lee Foulger
Lee Foulger
I had emergency root canal with George and team, and subsequent fillings and hygiene. The service and quality of finish was impeccable. Excellent communication and a focus on patient experience puts you at ease from the start. The after care is also excellent. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Sarah Brooks-Wilkins
Sarah Brooks-Wilkins
I have been so incredibly impressed with my experiences at CAP City Dental. George has been so professional, caring and clearly has a wealth of experience within dentistry. I have had a variety of treatments over many years with George and he is the only dentist I have ever come across that has been able to ease my anxiety surrounding dental treatment. The new Austin Friars premises is so well located in the heart of London and it’s actually a tranquil experience to attend appointments.100% recommended!
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
George and his team have been looking after me for almost 10 years now. When George took me on, my teeth were in a very sorry state. Since then George has worked very hard to improve the function, health and look of my teeth. Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion! I can’t recommend George highly enough. The best dentist I’ve ever had. Very attentive and caring…with exquisite attention to detail; second to none. I should also mention that the new location in Austin Friars is a lovely calm oasis in the heart of the City. Modern health setting in a historic built environment. Thanks George.
Roslyn 2023
Roslyn 2023
I had a tooth that was causing me severe pain. I was feeling highly anxious because my previous dentist treated the wrong tooth. My childhood orthodontist left me with an occlusion and had taken out too many teeth. I was having trouble finding a dentist who would not only treat my gaps and cavities, but would also provide an unbiased opinion of my previous treatments. After appointments with other clinics, I found Cap City Dental. Dr Druttman, Marilou, Reni and Michael were welcoming. They helped me correct years of problems in just three visits over as many weeks. The team genuinely try to understand what you are trying to achieve. They don’t push you to have work done. I particularly appreciated Dr Druttman’s comprehensive reports in which he provided his professional opinion on what happened and what should happen moving forward. I highly recommend them not only because they make sure you feel comfortable, but provide you with enough information to ensure you can make an informed decision.
Ellie DB
Ellie DB
I've had a brilliant experience of visiting Capcity Dental. Everyone is friendly, the appointments were always convenient and it's a relaxed environment. Plus, the quality of the service is excellent: they are perfectionists, which is exactly what you want! Thank you

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