- Jul 10, 2019
- Oxford, UK
I'm from the US and don't understand my options for sedation in the UK. I think I may need a filling or root canal. So many questions: is it possible to private pay for sedation but get the treatment covered under NHS? Can my NHS dentist prescribe me an oral sedative? How long is the wait likely to be if I am referred to the NHS sedation clinic? Is there a big difference in the quality of care between NHS and private dental care? Also, is inhalation sedation available in the UK? I've always had that in the US and I prefer it so that I can drive myself home.