Stress Free Dentistry
Say No Thank You To Drilling
Patients often experience teeth problems through decay causing the loss of healthy hard tissue.
However thanks to modern scientific breakthroughs we are now able to detect decay at a much earlier stage.
We can offer you a treatment which preserves your healthy hard tissue.
By utilising the new Icon method from DMG, we are able to treat problems with a resin that will seal and harden the pores, therefore preserving the tooth rather than destroying it with a drill.
Dental phobic’s need be scared of the dentist no more!
“Dental Phobic Now Looking Forward to His Next Appointment Testimonial”
Due to the care of Neale, Andre (sedation) and team – I had the best filling and clean/scale I have ever received from any dentist.
It’s the first time where the staff have been so understanding of the phobia that I have and want to ensure that the patient is as comfortable as possible.
I never thought I would say this, but I may even be looking forward to my next appointment !
Thank you so much.
The Magic Dental Wand
At Appledore Cosmetic Dentist we are committed to giving our patients a stress free dental experience. We are one of the few dentists in the UK to utilise The Wand as an alternative to the traditional syringe.
If you are nervous about visiting the dentist you will find The Wand much more comfortable with less numbness, and it is also less intimidating.
The Wand is a state of the art system that uses a very slow and gentle computer controlled technique that minimises the anaesthetic dosage required. The outcome is that The Wand only numbs the area needed and not the surrounding face. As a result there is no more feeling as though part of your face belongs to somebody else for several hours after treatment.
Once the area is numb, we can then continue with our regular treatment.
We are happy to offer The Wand as a suitable alternative to syringes for our nervous patients.
Are You Feeling Anxious Or Very Worried About Your Treatment?
Surface Anaesthetic Makes The Injection Virtually Painless Before any local anaesthetic is injected into your gum tissue, Surface anaesthetic gel is placed in your mouth.
Unique Appledore Hypnosis Package If you wish your treatment with an Appledore clinician can be combined with pre and post surgery hypnosis to aid relaxation without the need for sedation. Hypnosis is a safe and natural state of mind, similar to your daily experiences of just before you wake up, fall asleep or when you are simply daydreaming.
Happy Gas, this is the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small nose mask. It is very safe, and can even be given to patients with heart and breathing problems. Children can also use this form of sedative.
Appledore Offer You Sleep Dentistry!
Pre-med low dose Temazepam tablets prescribed for you and taken one hour before your appointment will make you feel relaxed. (You WILL require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours). Local anaesthetic will also be given to stop any pain.
Temazepam elixir an oral sedation can be given 40 minutes before your appointment and this will make you sleepy. (You WILL require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours). Local anaesthetic will also be given to stop any pain.
Trained, Qualified And Insured For Your Safety And Comfort
Appledore use a Valium type drug called Hypnovel – this is intravenous sedation which is administered through a vein in your arm or back of your hand.
It is essential to have a second dentist or appropriately trained dental nurse present when having this sedation as they act very much in the same way an anaesthetist does in an operating theatre, looking after your health and wellbeing during the procedure.
Your dentist will of course be doing the dental treatment. Appledore use electronic equipment to measure your blood pressure, heart rate and the amount of oxygen in the blood to ensure good health. Patients with certain medical conditions will be excluded from this type of sedation. (You will require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours).
All the Appledore team attend regular training on intravenous sedation and resuscitation, enabling us to carry out this procedure. Dr Teresa is a trainer on the Dental Sedation Nursing Programme, a number of our nurses have completed the programme and passed the examination.