Archives for August, 2017

Nervous about Having Treatment? How We Can Help Soothe Your Fears

Are you nervous about having dental treatment? Do you feel anxious whenever a trip to the dentist is approaching? We understand that even the thought of sitting in that chair can make some people apprehensive, but we can assure you that you’re in safe hands. We have an experienced team, which will do everything possible to help you to feel more relaxed.

How we can help nervous patients

It is estimated that around 10% of patients suffer from extreme anxiety and up to 90 percent experience mild anxiety. If you’re nervous about having dental treatment, we are here to help. We have a very friendly and compassionate team made up of members of staff who have expertise in caring for nervous patients. We are always willing to meet patients before they have treatment, show them around and answer any questions, and we make every effort to explain exactly what is going to happen so that our patients don’t feel like they’re taking a step into the unknown. Our practice is designed to be a tranquil space where you can enjoy some peace and quiet and feel relaxed and calm.

We offer sedation dentistry for anxious patients and those who suffer from dental phobia. Sedation is a technique that is used widely in medicine and dentistry. It helps to allay fears and make patients feel more comfortable when they undergo a dental procedure. When you’re sedated, you don’t lose consciousness and it’s not the same as going under general anaesthetic. Although you’ll be awake, you won’t feel any pain and you may not remember much when you come around after the effects of the sedative wear off. If you are feeling very anxious about having treatment, the thought of being sedated can be reassuring. If you’d like to know more, our dental team will be happy to give you some more information and answer questions.

If you’re a nervous patient and you’re looking for a caring dentist who understands you and will be there to reassure you every step of the way, call us today and book a consultation.

Lost a Tooth When out and About? How 24hr Emergency Dentist can help

Sometimes, accidents happen when you least expect them and that’s why we’re always ready to leap into action if you need urgent dental help. If you’ve lost a tooth while you’re out and about, we can help. Here is some useful information to help ease anxiety and get you smiling again if you do lose a tooth unexpectedly.

What to do if you lose a tooth

The first thing to do if you lose a tooth is locate the tooth. If you’re able to get help quickly enough, it may be possible to save a tooth that has been knocked out (this is also known as an avulsed tooth). Give us a call and let us know that you’ll be dropping in to see us and we’ll do our best to fix you up as quickly as possible.

If you are able to find the tooth, clean it very gently and make sure you hold it only by the crown section, rather than the roots. Once the tooth is cleaned, you can attempt to re-implant the tooth into its socket. If you can’t do it, or you don’t feel comfortable trying, you can leave this job to us. In the meantime, while you’re on your way, store the tooth in a glass of milk or tepid water. If you can get to us fast enough, our dentists will try their best to put the tooth safely back into the socket.

If it’s not possible to save the tooth, don’t panic. We have some excellent tooth replacement treatments we can use to restore your smile, including dental bridges and dental implants. Our dentists will go through the treatment options with you so that you’re able to make a well-informed decision.

Preventing dental injuries

Sometimes, it’s impossible to avoid injury, but there are measures you can take to reduce your risk of accidents, such as:

  • Wearing a protective mouth guard for sports like boxing, hockey, rugby and lacrosse
  • Wearing a seat belt
  • Avoiding using your teeth to try and cut labels off or open bottles

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