Sedation Referrals

We welcome referrals for patients who are anxious about undergoing dental treatment or who require more complex invasive treatments such as dental implants or complex tooth extractions. 

Sedation is overseen by our Sedationist Dr Emily Johnson who has a postgraduate diploma in Dental Sedation. Emilys sole purpose is to ensure the patients comfort throught the procedure and during recovery whilst one of dentists focuses on the dental treatment.  Read more about treatment under sedation here >>


Dr Emily Johnson

BDS, MFDS RCSEd, DipConSed Ncl

Read about Gary's recent experience having sedation at the practice.

"Although I had undergone many dentist visits over the years without issue or phobia; a recent period of ill health had left me with a high degree of anxiety for a root canal procedure.

My dentist initially thought that having sedation to assist would not be an option due to the longer term nature of the procedure. However, he referred me to Andrew Gemmell, who confirmed that sedation was an option. My initial consultation with Andrew put my mind at ease. It was immediately obvious that he was highly skilled; whilst also being patient and understanding of my concerns.

Andrew was supported by Emily, a Dentist specialising in administrating sedation. After a small injection in my arm I felt incredibly chilled and the next 60 minutes passed by without me having a care in the world whilst the initial work was completed. Although conscious, I felt completely at ease and I was able to respond and communicate with Andrew and Emily at all times. 3 weeks later the procedure was repeated to finish my treatment; another effortless experience.

I would hugely recommend anybody who has concerns or worries regarding pending dental treatment to consider visiting Andrew. As well as being an expert in his field, he has a wonderful ‘bedside manner’ . Certainly if you are putting off any treatment because of worries/fears, I would say this is an excellent option."