Dental Local anaesthetic has been administered the same way (with a manual syringes and \needle)since the 19thcentury. Now technology has even changed the way we administer anaesthesia. The Computer Assisted Anaesthesia System is an alternative to standard injections (local anaesthetic) to control pain during clinic procedures.
Conventional methods of anaesthetic delivery create pressure when anaesthesia is injected which results in a lot of pain. Our computer assisted local anaesthetic system controls the flow rate ofthe anaesthesia into the gum, minimising pain and anxiety. For many people the main reason of associating an unpleasant experience with dental treatment is the need for an injection to be numbed up and not the actual procedure itself.
At Crescent Dental we take advantage of new technology and Computer Assisted Anaesthesia System to make sure that your appointment with us is as comfortable as possible. It also allows us to offer our patients a painless and more comfortable experience, which is well ahead of the traditional dentistry. Another advantage of using this system is that we are able to numb the tooth being operated on individually and because there is minimal residual numbness and patients are able to get back to their life without a numb face.
Dental injections may cause discomfort for many reasons:
- It could be due to the location of the mouth being numbed. Some area of the mouth have a tougher gum covering and hurt more.
- Injection speed: When the solution in the needle is forcefully injected into the tissue is can cause a lot of pain.
- Needle insertion: The initial breaching of skin by the needle also causes pain however usually this is like a pin prick which only lasts a few seconds.
There are a few steps that we can take to minimize or n some cases remove the pain altogether:
- Using a computer controlled anaesthetic system – This technique is more precise and far less painful than conventional injections. The secret is the intelligent and gentle administration of anaesthetic solution, which starts at a very slow flow rate and then gradually increases in speed. This means that there isn’t any pressure created while injecting which is the main cause of pain. We are able to administer slowly and more accurately.
- We can numb you with numbing pallet before even the initial prick so you don’t even feel that.
- There is evidence that if injection is at or near body temperature it is far less painful as it can pass through tissue easily.
We understand that a visit to the dentist could sometimes be distressing and that is why we try our best that your experience with us is a pleasant one. So from the moment you call our practice, we try to make you feel at ease and our kind and caring staff members are always there to answer questions, concerns and help you out where ever possible.
Sometimes a treatment or a procedure may sound unpleasant which can cause anxiety in one’s mind, which could be a great source of stress. Mostly this stress/anxiety stems from a bad childhood experiences which is engraved in you memory or being anxious about a dental injection. It could also be due to a feeling that you may be judged by the doctor, as being the worst mouth they have seen or just the feeling of a dental chair makes you uneasy.
If you feel any of the above, the best thing that you could do is to talk to us. We will make sure that we can help you overcome this feeling of distress. You need to be with a dentist you are comfortable with. This way you can talk to us about any concerns or fearful feelings you have. A compassionate dentist can ease your worries and make you feel safe and secure throughout treatment.
You can ask us as many questions as you like. At Crescent Dental, we love explaining things and thus empowering our patient to make the right decision – With the correct knowledge you will realise that certain treatments are not as bad as they seem.
You might have heard a lot of horror stories about a dental procedure from people or may have had a bad experience yourself in the past. However keep in mind that nowadays dentistry has come a long way and modern treatments are more painless than ever before.There is a wide variety of pain control that we can offer which can include pre-operative pain medication, anxiety relief medication, painless injections, Relative analgesia and conscious sedation.
At Crescent Dental uur kind and caring staff members are always there to answer questions, concerns and help you out wherever possible. We have a very friendly and compassionate team who you can talk to and share your concerns with out the fear of being embarrassed or being judged, and rest assured, remember, we are here to help you anyway we possibly can.
At Crescent Dental we work hard to provide a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, so patients of all ages feel at ease. We know that people especially children are not excited about visiting the dentist, but we will do our best to make sure you have a pleasant and stress-free experience.
Our Mission is to always provide better than excellent service to our patients.
Keeping this principle at the heart of our philosophy we make sure that every patient who walks through our door gets the best care possible. Our practice is designed with families and children in mind. We know that the dentist can be scary for children, so we have friendly staff members around to make children and families feel more comfortable. It’s vital you help look after your kid’s teeth and encourage regular appointments and education. If children have a positive experience they will feel comfortable at the dentist throughout their life. We know families have a lot to budget for, so we make appointments as affordable as possible.
Our kind and caring staff members are always there to answer questions, concerns and help you out where ever possible. For kids we also have toys, fun games, iPads and activities in the waiting room to make their time at our surgery pleasant. This will also distract them so they won’t get nervous before their appointment.
Here are some of the amenities we have to offer:
- Large Fish Tank to keep children entertained.
- Complimentary tea, coffee and water
- Kids Toys and activities
- Pillows and blankets for the little ones
The best start in life
By introducing your children to the dentist early, good habits are encouraged. We’ll teach them how to brush and floss properly, educate them about their teeth and the importance of a healthy diet. To make sure their teeth have the best protection, we offer services such as fluoride treatments, cleaning, white fillings and even sports mouthguards for kids’ teeth.
Our Dental Practice
In setting up Crescent Dental, our aim was to create a relaxed, contemporary environment in which patients can access the very best dental treatment.
Located in the heart of Dubbo CBD, Crescent Dental provides a calm, light-filled and welcoming place for you to maintain your oral health with routine dentistry. Our practice has been custom designed by our Principal dentist Dr A. Babi and our Practice manager, Dr. Sana Afaq, to help make you feel comfortable and allow us to give you a superior experience of dental care using state-of-the-art technology. It’s not just the atmosphere or the modern practice we are proud of. We are also proud of the treatments and care we offer. Our services range from cosmetic dentistry, preventative dental care, implants, orthodontics to same day CAD-CAM crowns, bridges, dentures and more. Technology is the cornerstone of our practice. Our dental practice also has wheelchair access for patients with disabilities.
We know that life is busy, especially for families. That is why we offer flexible appointments. We want the dentist to as convenient for you as possible. So, we offer Saturday appointments and appointments at later hours.
Why Choose Us?
Choose us if you want:
- Flexible appointments
- High quality care
- Friendly and professional dentists
- A dentist that caters for all ages including children and elderly
- A dentist that wants you to have a positive experience
Contact our friendly team today to find out more about our family friendly amenities. We can answer any questions, book a consultation and more. We can give the whole family smiles to be proud of.
Fear and anxiety about the dentist is an issue for so many people. We understand how scary and stressful it can be. At Crescent Dental we want out patients to have a positive experience and that’s why we offer Penthrox. This is a solution to ease those unpleasant feelings so you can feel more relaxed in the dentist’s chair.
What is Penthrox?
Penthrox(also known as the green whistle) is an inhaler used to reduce feelings of pain and anxiety. It is self-administered and makes you more relaxed and calm during a dental procedure. It takes upto 6-8breaths to attain the desired levels of pain and anxiety relief. Penthrox is a very effective drug as it acts very fast and is completely safe. As the patient holds the inhaler during an appointment, it is completely in their control to administer the drug when you feel you need it. Generally, patients do not feel any unpleasant side effects however, after your appointment there would be a need for someone to drive you back home as you may experience aftereffects.
At Crescent Dental, we can help you reduce the anxiety produced by the thought of your dental procedures, with our conscious sedation technique, called Nitrous Oxide (also known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘happy gas’). Nitrous oxide is a combination of nitrogen and oxygen in form of a gas that when inhaled, makes you feel more calm and relaxed while remaining conscious and responsive. Because it is such a safe drug it is especially beneficial for children undergoing dental.
The dosage of Nitrous Oxide is customized for each patient depending on your specific needs. It is usually administered pre-emptively for calming patients for small procedures and alsofor procedure requiring local anaesthetics. Please feel free to ask our friendly staff about the use of Nitrous Oxide next time you visit our Clinic.
Administration of Nitrous Oxide requires special equipment with which the dental practitioner can monitor the amount of both gases inhaled at any time. Not only that but the dentist needs to be properly trained and certified to operate this equipment as well as be able to recognise any signs of overdose and be able to cope with patients with such signs and symptoms.
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If you already have had a silver filling that has been done in the past to fill a cavity that does not mean that you are stuck with it and cant replace it. These silver fillings can be replaced with a white, more natural looking fillings to have all the advantages of appearance as well as being adhesive. However in some instances, dental composite may not be appropriate restorative for fillings placed in back teeth.If you would like to discuss options of having your fillings replaced please contact our team at Crescent Dental on today on (02) 58060848.