Stress Free Dentistry

Surface Anaesthetic Makes The Injection Virtually Painless

Before any Local Anaesthetic is injected into your gum tissue, Surface Anaesthetic Gel is placed in your mouth

Say No Thank You To Drilling

Investing In The Latest Technology For You

Patients often experience teeth problems through decay causing the loss of healthy hard tissue. However thanks to modern scientific breakthroughs we are now able to detect decay at a much earlier stage.

We can offer you a treatment which preserves your healthy hard tissue. By utilising the new Icon method from DMG, we are able to treat problems with a resin that will seal and harden the pores, therefore preserving the tooth rather than destroying it with a drill.

Dental phobic’s have no need to be scared of the Appledore dentist!

Success Stories

Dental Phobic Now Looking Forward To His Next Appointment

"Due to the care of Neale, Andre (sedation) and team – I had the best filling and clean/scale I have ever received from any dentist. It’s the first time where the staff have been so understanding of the phobia that I have and want to ensure that the patient is as comfortable as possible. I never thought I would say this, but I may even be looking forward to my next appointment ! Thank you so much."
Carl Dyke

The Magic Dental Wand

The Appledore Team are committed to giving our patients a stress free dental experience.  Appledore are one of just a few dentists in the UK who utilise The Wand as an alternative to the traditional syringe.

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist you will find The Wand more comfortable, be less numb, and be less intimidated. The Wand is a state of the art system that uses a very slow and gentle computer controlled technique that minimises the anaesthetic dosage required.  The outcome is that The Wand only numbs the area needed and not your surrounding face.  As a result there is no more feeling as though part of your face belongs to somebody else for several hours after treatment.

Once the area is numb, we can then continue with your treatment. Appledore are happy to offer The Wand as a suitable alternative to syringes for all our patients.

Surface Anaesthetic Gel makes your gum numb – this is placed in your mouth for a few minutes at the beginning of your treatment – before any Local Anaesthetic is injected into your gum tissue, this means your injection is virtually painless.. 

Unique Appledore Hypnosis Package. If you wish your treatment with an Appledore clinician can be combined with pre and post surgery hypnosis to aid relaxation without the need for sedation. Hypnosis is a safe and natural state of mind, similar to your daily experiences of just before you wake up, fall asleep or when you are simply daydreaming. –

Pre-med low dose tablets prescribed for you to take one hour before your appointment will make you feel relaxed.  (You WILL require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours). Local Anaesthetic will also be given to stop any pain during treatment.

Oral sedation can be given 40 minutes before your appointment and this will make you sleepy.  (You WILL require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours). Local Anaesthetic will also be given to stop any pain during treatment.

Appledore use Intravenous Sedation which is administered through a vein in your arm or back of your hand.

It is essential to have a second dentist or appropriately trained dental nurse present when having this sedation as they act very much in the same way an anaesthetist does in an operating theatre, looking after your health and wellbeing during the procedure.

Your dentist will of course be doing the dental treatment.  Appledore use electronic equipment to measure your blood pressure, heart rate and the amount of oxygen in the blood to ensure good health.  Patients with certain medical conditions will be excluded from this type of sedation. (You will require an escort to take you home and you must NOT drive or operate machinery for up to 24 hours).

All the Appledore Team attend regular training on Intravenous Sedation and Resuscitation, enabling us to carry out this procedure.  Dr Teresa is a trainer on the Dental Sedation Nursing Programme, over the years a number of our nurses have completed the programme and passed the examination.

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