It’s of paramount importance to us that all patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible before, during and after their treatment.
All of our patient co-ordinators and dental surgeons have plenty of experience of dealing with nervous patients, and will always take all possible steps to minimise stress.
This involves explaining the treatment properly, and, for some patients, distraction techniques such as listening to music can help them become more relaxed.
We also offer both oral and intravenous sedation to our patients.
We can prescribe Temazepam, an anti-anxiety drug, where necessary. This is taken the evening before surgery, and again 1 hour before the procedure. This helps patients to let go of any fears and anxieties, but allows them to communicate with the dentist and feel like they are in control.
If a deeper form of sedation is required, we also offer intravenous sedation, administered directly into the blood stream during treatment. As with oral sedation, patients remain awake, and can still communicate, but will feel deeply relaxed. Many patients will experience partial or full memory loss for the period of time over which the drug takes effect, meaning time will appear to pass very quickly, and patients may feel as if they have been asleep after the procedure. Pulse rate and oxygen levels are measured throughout the procedure using a pulse oximeter.
With both forms of sedation, patients must be escorted home by a friend of family member.
For more information about sedation, treatment and finance plans, contact us today.
Although children rarely lose teeth as a result of disease or decay, it is not uncommon for a child to lose a permanent tooth through injury. As parents, we do our best to protect our kids, but there will always be some rough and tumble when a child is growing up, and, in some unfortunate cases, this can result in a tooth getting knocked out.
For adults, dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth, but are they suitable for children too?
In most cases, dental implants can’t be fitted for boys under 17 and girls under 15. This is because the jawbone will still be growing – if an implant is fitted before growth has finished, this could disrupt the natural positioning of a child’s teeth, and even distort their facial structure.
Occasionally, however, the drawbacks of not fitting a dental implant can outweigh the risks, which might include bone loss and drifting of adjacent teeth
Dental implants have been successfully used for children as young as 7 suffering from ectodermal dysplasia (a genetic disorder that affects the growth of skin, teeth, hair and other structures).
Ultimately, implant surgeons need to make a judgement for each patient, but, in the majority of cases, dental implants won’t be a viable option for young children.
Dentures can be used as a temporary solution, then, once the jaw has finished growing, missing teeth can be replaced with permanent implants.Learn more..
There are many reasons for people losing teeth. A one-off accident may damage or dislodge a tooth so that they need to be removed. Additionally, Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss, in many cases, more so than tooth decay itself. Wear and tear over the years can weaken teeth, so in general, older people experience a higher level of tooth loss.
It is very important to replace missing teeth to not only preserve the functionality of your mouth, but also to allow you to chew food easily. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, there is a chance your cheeks may begin to sag inwards and make you appear older than you are. Sagging or hollow cheeks cause a serious lack of confidence in your image or appearance, and missing a number of teeth can be damaging to your self esteem and lead you to feel ashamed about smiling and even talking.
Implants like All-on-4™ are increasingly preferred over removable dentures because they are a permanent solution to tooth loss. The titanium implants fuse with the jaw bone for enduring stability so there is no need to worry about your dentures slipping or having to replace them.Learn more..
Dental implants are an extremely effective and increasingly popular solution to replace lost teeth.
Dental implants are essentially artificial replacements for the lost root part of a tooth and are anchored in your jaw-bone using a predrilled socket. They are then able to support a crown, bridge or denture. We then place the outer surface of the implant in close contact with the jaw-bone to ensure they will begin to fuse together. This is called osseointegration. This process is done to ensure long term stability to the crown.Learn more..
When you come to same day smiles™, your dentist and their team will carry out a comprehensive consultation process including CT scanning and planning, to assess the suitability for All-on-4™ dental implants. If you are in good health and able to cope with an operation under local anaesthetic, you may be a candidate. In fact, very few people are unsuitable for dental implant therapy.Learn more..