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Nervous patients

If you’re nervous, anxious or afraid of the dentist, you can relax at Ringley Park Dental Practice, safe in the knowledge that our caring team is highly experienced in offering dental treatment in a kind and gentle manner. Treating nervous patients is something we have a great deal of experience with and do on a daily basis.

In fact, we are fortunate to have on staff, Maalini Patel, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, who has undergone extra training in order to better anticipate, understand and calm the fears nervous patients may face. This includes treating children with special needs, who may be particularly anxious about coming to the dentist.

At the first consultation, we will discuss your concerns in full and tailor your treatment accordingly. Your first appointment is intended to be a consultation without any treatment being carried out whatsoever. It can sometimes be a good idea to bring a friend or family member with you if you need some extra support.

We also take full advantage of the wonders of modern technology, which has luckily made huge advances in improving the experience of patients. Knowing many people fear anaesthetic injections, we offer virtually pain-free anaesthesia with The Wand. We also offer two different forms of conscious sedation, which completely relax even the most nervous patients. Please see below for more details.

The wand anaesthesia system

If you’re worried about injections given to numb the area around your tooth, you needn’t worry any longer. Our new computer-assisted anaesthesia system is called The Wand because it almost magically eliminates any pain associated with injections.

Not only is The Wand virtually pain-free, but it’s extremely precise, which means it numbs only the area the dentist will be working on, and you won’t leave the practice unable to speak or drink properly.

We’re so pleased to be able to introduce this dental revolution to our patients – it truly transforms the dental experience!

If the thought of treatment still seems daunting, we have experienced anaesthetists available who can sedate you to make the experience more comfortable. Using this technique, you can fall into a deeply relaxed, but conscious state, while you have your treatment.

Two types of sedation

Conscious RA sedation – For Children

Inhalation sedation (also known as relative analgesia, RA, happy gas, or nitrous oxide) is a very pleasant form of sedation that can be used during dental treatment.

The nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture is given by means of a small mask that is placed over the nose for you to breathe. Once the treatment is stopped, the gas is eliminated from the body within three to five minutes. Thereafter, you should feel normal very quickly.

Intravenous Sedation (IV) – For Adults

IV sedation is designed to take away your anxiety and is given by an injection, either in the back of your hand or in your arm.

IV sedation makes you feel relaxed, drowsy and unaware of the treatment, although you are still awake and able to co-operate with the dentist. The effects of the medication can take some time to wear off and therefore you will need to have a friend or relative to take you home afterwards.

To ensure complete patient safety, an experienced physician closely monitors the administration of IV sedation.

We work with a number of very experienced sedationists from Sedation Solutions

Their fees are £350 per hour.

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