Simply call us and we will arrange a convenient time for you to attend an appointment with one of our dentists.
OUR PROMISES TO YOU:
We will welcome you into a relaxed and professional environment
We will listen and respond to your needs
We will provide the best treatment available and discuss all options with you
We will provide a written treatment plan and estimate
We will make every effort to keep to your appointment.
NHS OR PRIVATE DENTAL TREATMENT?
We currently offer a limited amount of basic NHS dental treatment, as well as all the services we have on our website.
Private dental treatment involves a wider variety of treatments, materials and appointment times.
We offer dental care plans from as little as £12.95 per month!
Unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access at our practice.
AS A VALUED PATIENT WE EXPECT YOU:
To keep your appointments
To respect our staff and other patients
To pay for your treatments as and when requested
To raise concerns with the practice so we can resolve them
To help us to expand our practice by recommending us to your family and friends when asked.
CAN I ALLEVIATE MY FEAR OF THE DENTIST?
Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment altogether but today’s dentists are sympathetic and in recognising that some patients experience real anxiety, they have developed new techniques and approaches to help. In fact if you check the Yellow Pages or dental websites you will find dentists who specifically mention treatment for anxious patients.
Modern dentistry is very customer focused and as such, a range of sedation and relaxation techniques have been developed to help anxious patients overcome their fears.
WHAT IS SEDATION?
An effective way to treat the most nervous of patients is via intravenous sedation (injection). The drugs have a relaxing and calming effect but don’t prevent communication between dentist and patient so treatment can still be carried out easily. Weight, age and medical condition must be assessed before suitability for this kind of sedation is determined but this would all be discussed during the consultation with the dentist. Usually the patient would need to be referred to a specialist clinic for this treatment.
HOW WILL IV SEDATION IN THE SURGERY AFFECT ME?
Whilst IV sedation will make you drowsy and unaware of the treatment you are undergoing, you will remain lucid enough to communicate and cooperate with the dental team. The effects of the sedative will take time to wear off and you won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time so it is important that someone can help you home after treatment and keep a careful eye on you for sometime afterwards. Your dentist will tell you how long it will be before the drugs are completely clear from your body.
WHAT ELSE CAN HELP?
You can be helped to feel relaxed by ‘relative analgesia’ sometimes known as inhalation sedation. This means breathing in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen (‘laughing gas’) which quickly leads to a pleasant, relaxed feeling. At the same time, your dentist puts you at ease through calming speech. Although you may feel a little drowsy, you remain conscious throughout but any treatment given causes you no discomfort. You breathe in the mixture through a nosepiece which is very comfortable. You can’t overdose on the gas as the mixture quickly leaves your body if you breathe in one or two breaths of ordinary air. There are no after-effects and you are able to drive a car about 15 minutes later. Many dentists use this safe and effective technique.
WILL I EVER FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT VISITING THE DENTIST?
It is highly likely! As you get to know and trust your dentist, hygienist and other members of the dental team at your practice, your fears will subside.