Pain Free Dentistry
We appreciate that many patients are nervous about the possibility of experiencing pain when dental treatments are being administered. Patient care and reassurance is a high priority for us. We use a local anaesthetic to numb any pain that may arise, in order to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you. Intravenous sedation can also be provided for nervous patients.
A local anaesthetic will be gently applied to your mouth prior to any potentially painful treatment. Once it takes effect, the tooth that needs work will be numb for 1 to 2 hours. The treatment will be carried out painlessly and you will need to wait for the numbness to wear off, in order to regain sensation here.
- Sensitive and caring approach to nervous patients.
- Local anaesthetic is administered safely and effectively.
- Mild sedation is also possible.
- We will keep you informed of each step of the treatment.
- Comfortable environment and cutting edge techniques.
- Our dentists are trained in pain management.
Lidocaine is commonly used by our dentists. It will be gently applied into your gum or in a cheek and you will only need to wait a couple of minutes before your mouth feels completely numb. Your dentist will make sure the anaesthetic has completely taken effect before starting work on your mouth. Inside your mouth, your lips, tongue and tooth will feel numb.
Your mouth will be gently anaesthetised prior to treatment, so you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. You may feel slight pressure, particularly if you are having a tooth removed, but again it won’t be painful.
Roughly 3–5 hours, during which time you need to take care not to knock your cheeks or lips, or accidentally bite them. Your dentist will advise you of how to best look after your mouth while it’s feeling numb.
Our dentists help nervous patients get their fear under control all the time. We offer a sensitive approach and sedation if required. Our dentists and nurses are highly trained and experienced in offering sedation. You will feel very relaxed while any treatment is being carried out, but bear in mind that you will need somebody to take you home afterwards, as you cannot drive, or return to work on the same day. Normal activities can be resumed the following day.