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I need a chaperone for my sedation treatment

Good Day Doctor,

I am an anxious patient and will soon be receiving my first treatments with a specialist dentist. He will be using an IV sedative that is an amnesiac.
I will need 24 hour supervision afterwards. I am struggling to find people available to do that kind of short term care. I have a friend coming from London to Devon for one appointment but there may a few more because my teeth need a fair bit of work.
Are there any services that cater for this/? I am an NHS patient. My GP says it is a social services issue – they say it is a medical issue. My GP even said it was a dental issue not a medical one?!
Any advice would be fantatstic – I have got this far after years and don’t want to find an excuse not to go through with this,
Many thanks for any help you can give me.

Hello there, Isn’t there a sedation service closer to where you live ? Maybe with investigating NHS clinics in your joviality which offer IV sedation . This will make it easier for you to get a chaperone . Good luck with this.

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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