Pain Free Dentistry
Making it as comfortable as possible
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
Not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist or hygienist for treatment, so at Life Dental & Wellbeing we do our utmost to ensure your visit is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
A few little things can make all the difference to your experience and that is why our surgeries are air conditioned and we encourage you to bring your own music with you if it helps you relax.
We give you lip balm before your treatment starts to help prevent your lips cracking and where possible we use a less powerful aspirator (the water sucker!) which is less sensitive on your teeth.
If appropriate we will apply a desensitising toothpaste to your teeth prior to cleaning them which along with warm water in the scaler can make the whole procedure considerably more comfortable.
If you need to have an injection we use a powerful anaesthetic gel on your gum to numb it beforehand. The anaesthetic is prewarmed to body temperature which can also minimise the discomfort as do the ultra-fine short needles we use.