This is Melissa. She’s just as friendly in real life as she looks in this photo (see how important a nice smile is?). Anyway, she’s a fully qualified grown up dentist (yes I know she looks too young) with a post graduate qualification in intravenous (twilight) sedation. She comes to our practice to assist our more nervous patients “sleep” through their dental treatment. She doesn’t actually put them to “sleep” (although most of them do fall asleep for a little while during the procedure). We can still communicate with you while we’re doing the treatment, and you can swallow and breath normally. Most patients only have a vague recollection of something happening. Some don’t remember anything at all. If fear is stopping you getting your teeth fixed, then sedation may be your answer. All the patients who have had it done love it and love Melissa (me they’re a litte more ambivalent about).