Treatment at the Albion Clinic is provided with local anaesthetic (an injection in the gum to numb the area) with or without intravenous sedation (an injection in the arm or hand to reduce anxiety).
If you choose to have your treatment with local anaesthetic this is usually carried out at your first visit to the clinic.
If you are having treatment with intravenous sedation we will usually arrange to see you for an initial consultation appointment. This allows the surgeon to explain the sedation procedure in greater detail, discuss your treatment and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
We are very happy to see you for a consultation appointment prior to treatment under local anaesthetic if you wish. Please let us know if you would like us to arrange this for you.
After your procedure
The amount of time you will need to take off from work and normal duties is very variable, and will depend on your profession and the amount of surgery.
The average time off work should be between 3-5 days, but there is a great deal of variation between individuals. In the case of a simple procedure with local anaesthetic only, we would usually suggest that you at least refrain from working on the day of your treatment.
Treatment with sedation will require a longer recovery period as the sedative remains in your system for 24 hours. During this time you should not drive a car, make any important decisions or sign any legal documents.
Because the operation site will be tender following your treatment, we advise that a soft diet is adopted for a few days.
For more information please see our Post Operative Instructions page at LINK? and our Sedation Advice page at LINK?
Changing your appointment
If you are unable to attend your appointment please notify us as soon as possible.
Due to the high demand for appointments, and our commitment to keeping our waiting lists as short as possible, we unfortunately have to charge for unattended sedation appointments or those cancelled at short notice.
Fees for treatment
We are committed to providing a high quality service within the NHS and privately.
Patients currently registered for NHS care with their own Dentist can be treated within the NHS at our clinic, and normal NHS fees will apply.
If you are not exempt from NHS charges we will be very happy to provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost. If you are exempt from charges please bring evidence of your exemption.
Please note that all accounts must be settled on the day of treatment.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.