Often patients have developed a fear of the dentist having suffered a bad experience during childhood, resulting in them avoiding dental treatment. We can reassure those patients that dental techniques have advanced a long way in recent years and now, with modern equipment, new medication and caring and highly skilled staff, dental treatment at Parmar Dental is neither a painful nor a distressing experience.
In the past nervous patients were sedated during procedures using general anaesthesia, but this is no longer the case for routine dental treatment. At Parmar Dental we offer our most nervous patients conscious sedation, designed to make treatment a more pleasant experience.
Through the administration of a gentle sedative agent, conscious sedation is effective, predictable and very safe. The drugs we use make the patient feel sleepy and relaxed, and many people sleep through their dental appointment with little or no recollection of the procedure. We are one of the few practices to offer conscious sedation and relaxation techniques to totally change the way you will experience dental treatment.
For nervous patients who have avoided visiting the dentist for a long time, it can be a worry that once they do pluck up the courage to attend they will need a lot of treatment. This is always a possibility, but first and foremost patients should contact us for a FREE consultation so we can assess what treatment may be necessary and reassure them about any future visits.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to: