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Conscious sedation

Looking after the welfare of nervous patients at Thistle Dental

We're here to help

The thought of going to the dentist can cause real fear in some people. If that sounds familiar to you, please don’t worry, as we completely understand and are here to help.

At Thistle Dental in Aberdeen we want you to feel relaxed during your dental visits. Our highly skilled team is approachable, warm and friendly and we really care about your wellbeing. 

Many nervous people feel out of control during dental appointments, so we make sure our patients receive all the information they need to feel calm and reassured. 

Some people require more information than others but rest assured that we will listen to your needs and tailor your care accordingly. We will also work at a speed you are comfortable with and will stop at any point if you start to feel uncomfortable.

Finding the best solution for you

As well as a sympathetic ear and calming chairside manner, we offer intravenous and RA sedation. 

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a valium-based drug that is injected into the back of the hand. It is sometimes called conscious sedation because you are not asleep but in a very relaxed state. There is often no memory of the procedure afterwards therefore making this the most effective way of calming people who are very nervous. 

RA sedation (relative analgesia) or gas and air can be used for children and adults and it is especially useful for people with needle phobias. 


"I felt totally at ease, both with Vikram and also the treatment co-ordinators Nicole and Emma who were extremely pleasant, put me at ease on every occasion, explained the treament in full and I was very comfortable"
Fiona Masson

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State-of-the-art technology

Thistle Dental is the most technically advanced practice in north-east Scotland, offering patients unrivalled high-tech dental expertise and care.


Our experienced team

Our founder and principal dentist, Vikram Kavi, has handpicked a team of well-trained, experienced specialist dentists and clinicians to support his mission of providing the best service and outcome for patients and referring dentists.


Highest quality implants

Our implantologist Vikram Kavi is very experienced with all major implant systems. He favours Dentsply Ankylos implants, which have 25 years’ proven results for being solid, stable, reliable and natural looking.

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Thistle House,
24-26 Thistle Street,
Aberdeen, AB10 1XD
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At Thistle Dental we are proud to be able to offer our patients the very best patient care and the latest state-of-the-art technology, all under one roof. Our unique high-tech facilities and the expertise of our specialist staff allows us to offer the best service to our patients; with their comfort and convenience as our priority.