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What is sedation and how is it used in dentistry?

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Intravenous sedation is also known as ‘twilight sleep’ and is a type of anaesthesia that relaxes you by using a sedative medication, usually Propofol or Midazolam. It is administered into a vein in your forearm. Depending on the procedure, the amount of anaesthesia used may range from a minimal amount, just enough to make a patient drowsy, to an amount so deep that the patient may not remember the procedure. You are always able to talk and respond to commands, but you will never remember what has happened during the procedure. Many people have a fear of dentists and are … Continue reading


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What Is The Difference Between NHS And Private Dentistry?

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I have worked in the NHS for many years and know first-hand the many deficiencies of the system. After becoming frustrated by the quality of work that I was doing, I left to join a private practice where I could deliver the high-quality dental work I have been trained to provide. In 2006, the government made the mistake of introducing the UDA system into dentistry and capped the wages of dentists. They were expected to do more work for less pay. Dentists were given targets of the number of UDA’a (Unit of Dental Activity) they needed to achieve and if … Continue reading


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Can Bad Teeth Be Genetic?

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Genetics plays a massive role in who we are and how we are built but does this apply to our teeth? Are we all doomed because our parents had bad teeth or are your bad teeth a result of not looking after them very well? Let’s discuss… Are bad genes the cause of my gum disease? Genetics is involved in around 50% gum disease cases. Gum disease is essentially caused by how bacteria from dental plaque interacts with your immune response and since your immune response is passed down from your parents – they may be partly to blame. However, … Continue reading


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How to find a dentist for nervous patients in Carshalton area

How to find a dentist for nervous patients

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At Sensational Smiles, we are experienced in helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a common occurrence, and one we are very used to managing. Dental fear can come from a variety of sources, but it does not have to get in the way of your oral health. In this article, we will look at how to find a dentist for nervous patients. Understanding and acknowledging your anxiety One of the first steps to finding the right dentist for nervous patients is to understand the underlying reason why you … Continue reading


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