October 8th, 2018
If you’re suffering from dental pain, we’re here to help! Toothache, infections and pain caused by dental injuries can make life unbearable. The good news is that we specialise in alleviating pain and putting smiles back on our patients’ faces.
How we stop dental pain
If you’ve been experiencing dental discomfort for a while, or you’ve developed sudden pain, we recommend giving us a call. Often, dental pain is a symptom of an underlying issue, such as decay, infection or a dental abscess, and the sooner we can get to the bottom of what’s causing you to feel uncomfortable, the better. When you come and see us, our expert dentists will take a good look at your mouth and try and ascertain the cause of the problem. They can discuss the treatment options with you and set about getting rid of that pain for good.
The treatments we provide for dental pain will depend on the cause. While painkillers and ice can help to provide temporary relief, we will aim to treat the cause to prevent recurrent bouts of pain. If you have an abscess, we will numb the tooth or the affected area of the gum tissue and then drain the abscess and remove it. If you have dental decay, the most common course of action is to fill the cavity. Placing a filling can be done under mild local anaesthetic and it usually takes less than an hour. If the tooth is broken or damaged, it may be necessary to place a new crown. In this case, a temporary crown will be fitted until we can fit your new bespoke crown.
If you’re struggling with toothache or you’ve got shooting or throbbing pains in your mouth, don’t suffer in silence. We have an experienced, compassionate team at the ready, and we’ll do everything we can to have you fighting fit again in no time.
August 31st, 2018
At 24 Hour Emergency Dentist, we understand that many patients are anxious about coming to see us because they’re worried about pain. If you’ve had negative experiences in the past, you’re seeing a dentist for the first time in months or years, or you’ve sustained an injury that is very painful, it’s natural to feel apprehensive, but we can assure you that you’re in safe hands. We pride ourselves on offering pain-free dentistry in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
About dental sedation
Dental sedation is a technique we use to minimise pain and help nervous patients to feel calm. If you need treatment, we understand that you might feel very anxious. Sedation can help you to feel more relaxed both before and during your appointment. Treatment under sedation involves using sedative medication to induce a state of deep calm. You won’t lose consciousness, but you will feel very relaxed and slightly drowsy. When you’re sedated, you won’t feel any pain, and you probably won’t remember much about the treatment afterwards.
Who can benefit from dental sedation?
Sedation is recommended for patients who are anxious about having a dental procedure. If you need a complex course of treatment, or you’re worried about undergoing dental treatment, sedation can help to make you feel more comfortable. If you do have concerns, we are here to help you. We can answer any questions you have about dental sedation, and we can also talk you through the process, so that you can make a decision about whether or not you would like to be sedated. Our team is very friendly and compassionate and our dentists have extensive experience in carrying out sedation dentistry.
If you’d like to find out more about pain-free dentistry or you need urgent treatment, but you’re anxious about seeing a dentist, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
June 29th, 2018
Are you afraid of going to the dentist because you’re worried about pain? Many people are anxious about having dental treatment because they have a fear of pain. In many cases, when we carry out complex procedures on nervous patients, we offer sedation. This is a technique that can help to prevent pain and help you feel more relaxed. If you’re nervous about climbing into the dental chair, here are 3 reasons to opt for sedation:
- Preparing for your appointment: it’s very common for people to feel incredibly anxious in the run-up to a dental procedure. Sedation can help to make you feel less anxious and more relaxed before you go to the dentist, as it gives you peace of mind that you’re not going to be in pain. If you know that you’re going to be sedated and you’re prone to anxiety, this makes the preparation stage much more manageable.
- Comfort and calmness during the procedure: sedation is used widely in medicine and dentistry as a means of helping patients to remain calm while they have a procedure. When you’re sedated, you feel drowsy and slightly sleepy, but you won’t lose consciousness. You won’t feel pain, and hopefully, you’ll find the experience much less daunting. If you’re undergoing dental treatment, it’ll be over before you know it, and hopefully, you’ll feel less anxious about having treatment in the future.
- Pain prevention: a fear of pain is one of the most common sources of anxiety for dental patients. With sedation, we can eliminate the risk of pain, enabling you to undergo the treatment you need without any worries at all. We’ll do everything possible to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. After sedation, it’s common to feel a little groggy, and we’ll keep an eye on you until you feel ready to head home. We advise asking a friend or partner to give you a lift or accompany you on the tube or train as you won’t be able to drive for 24 hours.
August 31st, 2017
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.