How much better would visiting the dentist be if treatments didn’t hurt?
Like most people, you’re probably wondering if pain free dentistry is actually possible. We’re happy to tell you that with the help of cutting-edge technology and precision techniques, we can minimise discomfort and reduce procedure times while ensuring your recovery is as smooth as possible. So, yes! Pain free dentistry is possible.
As dentists, we understand that many people have had bad past experiences or may be afraid of experiencing pain during their dental visits, making them hesitant to schedule appointments. However, avoiding appointments can negatively impact your overall dental health and well-being.
At Cliftonville Dental, we prioritise your happiness and comfort above all else. We also strongly believe that every patient deserves pain free dentistry. Therefore, we make sure to keep you up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and pain relief techniques, so you feel confident that you will not experience any discomfort during your treatment.
How Do We Do It?
- Local anaesthesia is now more potent than ever before. This means you’re far less likely to experience discomfort during treatment, as the numbing effect lasts longer. You’ll only feel gentle pressure in your mouth as we work our magic. And if you experience any mild discomfort after your procedure, over-the-counter pain relief like ibuprofen will quickly soothe any soreness.
- Our team takes great care in delivering treatment that is both effective and gentle. We have highly trained professionals who are experts at providing treatments without causing any unnecessary discomfort to our patients. We are proud of our team and their work to ensure our patients feel comfortable and well cared for during their visits.
- Our main goal is to offer our patients the best care possible. To achieve this, we invest in state-of-the-art technology that enables us to provide advanced treatments with minimal discomfort. However, we don’t stop there. We continuously explore new and innovative technologies to improve our services even further.
We understand that dental anxiety can stem from various factors beyond just the fear of pain. Whether it’s the clinical environment, the sounds or a combination of everything, we want you to know we’re here to help. That’s why we also offer sedation therapy to ease your concerns and help you feel calm during your visit. We’re one of the few Northampton dental practices offering sedation therapy because we know that dental anxiety can be a real obstacle for many patients.
At Cliftonville Dental, we provide two types of sedation for our nervous patients: Inhalation and Intravenous. Additionally, we offer non-invasive acupressure techniques as an alternative to sedation.
Inhalation sedation, also known as Relative Analgesia or “laughing gas,” will help you feel pleasantly drowsy without letting you fall asleep. It can give you a sense of euphoria and relaxation, making even the most anxiety-inducing procedures much more manageable.
We’ll administer a carefully balanced mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small, soft nasal mask. As you breathe in the gas, you’ll feel a warm, tingling sensation. Despite feeling a little “floaty,” you’ll remain completely conscious and responsive throughout the procedure. This allows you to communicate with us and follow any instructions we may have for you. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll switch the gas off and let you breathe in regular air, quickly eliminating any remaining effects.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
If you’re looking for a deeper level of sedation, we also offer intravenous (IV) sedation. This form of conscious sedation is administered through a small plastic cannula inserted into a vein in your arm or hand. Almost immediately, you’ll start to feel tired and wonderfully relaxed – but don’t worry, you’ll still be able to respond to our requests and instructions. In fact, many of our patients who choose IV sedation don’t remember much about the procedure at all and describe the experience as feeling like a deep, restful sleep.
If you opt for intravenous sedation, please keep in mind that the effects can last longer than inhalation sedation, so it’s important to have a trusted friend or family member accompany you to your appointment. Your chaperone will need to drive you home and stay with you until the sedative wears off completely. This is an important safety precaution that we take very seriously, as your well-being is our top priority.
Is Sedation Safe?
Conscious sedation is a safe and effective technique that can only be administered by qualified professionals with specialised training. Our team of highly qualified experts will closely monitor you throughout the procedure, including your blood pressure and other vital signs, to ensure your safety.
Meet Dr Amita Peet, our skilled sedation dentist who has been providing sedation to patients for over 21 years. Amita is a certified expert in sedation dentistry, having received her certification from the prestigious centre of excellence at Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ in London. With her vast experience, she has carried out over 3000 sedation cases and has helped countless nervous patients receive the dental treatments they need to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
How Can You Apply for Sedation?
If you’re nervous about your upcoming dental treatment and are considering sedation, the first step is to contact our practice. We’ll invite you for a consultation to discuss your medical history, examine your blood pressure and determine whether sedation is the appropriate method for you.
Suppose you’re deemed a suitable candidate for sedation; we’ll walk you through the procedure and explain how you may feel during and after the treatment. Then, we will add sedation to your upcoming appointment.
At our private practice in Northampton, we are pleased to offer pain free dentistry to all our patients. Additionally, Dr Amita Peet has received advanced training in providing inhalation and intravenous sedation to help alleviate any anxiety you may experience. We hope that you will feel more comfortable visiting our practice and will be encouraged to schedule regular appointments to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Looking for pain free dentistry near you in Northampton? For more information about our services or to book a consultation, call our welcoming reception team at 01604 604545 or book online.
We can’t wait to welcome you!