Dental Injections

Dental Injection - It doesn't need to hurt!

One of the biggest causes of dental phobia is fear of a dental injection.

Nobody really likes a dental injection. With modern day techniques and equipment, local anaesthesia in dentistry should not hurt. Dental anaesthesia and local anaesthesia is very important in the provision of painless dentistry. A painless injection technique sets us apart from other dentists. We love hearing compliments from our patients when we administer a dental injection.

We completely understand that our patients don't enjoy this aspect of dentistry. For this reason, we have invested time and training in order to make it the best experience we can. We have invested in tools and gadgets to make the process simple and pain-free. Our motto is to treat our patients as we would want our friends and family to be treated.

The Wand

We love gadgets at the Rock House Dental Practice. The Wand is one of our favourite ones! It is a small computer that looks like a pen and provides a totally pain-free dental injection. The dental anaesthesia is delivered very slowly into the tissues causing them to go completely numb. The dental anaesthesia is very targeted so only a small area of your mouth will go numb. The Wand even talks to you why you are having the local anaesthesia, however, the only downside is the american accent! In addition, it looks nothing like a syringe! So if the sight of a needle or a syringe is a major turn-off for you, this is the perfect solution.

Vibraject

Vibraject is a simple and safe tool to help make dental treatment free from discomfort. It works because the light pressure of a Vibraject dental injection signals the brain so that you don't feel any pain. Many patients don’t even know they have had a dental injection. All they remember is the buzzing sound, like the wings of a hummingbird.

Topical anaesthetics or numbing gel

Topical creams and sprays can help to partially numb the injection site before we give a dental injection.

Traditional techniques

There are a few traditional techniques that we use to make the dental injection easier. It’s important to note that most of the pain from an injection does not come from the needle stick; it comes from the injection of the anaesthetic into the underlying tissue. Firstly, the dentist will always take time over the process, slowly injecting really helps. Warming the anaesthetic solution is also a good idea. Finally, distracting the patient can often work well - we use this technique a lot with children.

Dental Sedation

If the above techniques do not work for you, then maybe dental sedation is an option. This is a treatment to help you relax during your appointment. Click the sedation page for more information.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY...

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    Jasbir Reehal

    I have been a patient for many years and would not go anywhere else, despite living some distance away. I recently visited the practice for a routine check up and, as always, all the staff are extremely professional, friendly and provide the utmost care possible. The team absolutely went out... read more - 7/24/2019

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    positive review  I am needle phobic. The last time I saw a dentist was when God was a boy. I was seen by Kiran and Gemma.
    I love both of them as I had the dental wand for a filling. It then turned into a tooth extraction. The best £257 quid I...
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    - 9/26/2019

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    Bally D Chahal

    Really friendly atmosphere made me feel so welcome - 7/07/2017

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    David G Bettison

    I may have been one of Dr Anoup Nandra's more challenging patients,requiring some intricate treatment , having lost my teeth after years of having crowns caps
    fillings etc from a previous dentist I must say! It came the time I needed to bite the bullet, no pun intended ! to have...
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    - 12/08/2017

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    Absolute brilliant dentist, and has looked after myself and my daughter for a few years, would highly recommend the practice and the staff are very friendly to, makes you feel at ease especially the daughter as she can be nervous - 7/14/2019

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    Stuart Cross

    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a local anaesthetic, layed back horizontally in the chair. Various clamps and grips were fixed in my mouth to keep my mouth open and my head still. Above me were three... read more - 11/01/2016

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    James Crowter

    These guys have proved time and again for me that they care more, when I needed emergency care they performed miracles and then repeatedly rang me to check how I was. Then they coached me to make sure it didn't reoccur. They've repeatedly told me not to have treatment if... read more - 3/13/2019

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    Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate the pain. I then had a few more treatments too.
    I had some concerns with one treatment but Anoup has gone above and beyond to ensure that this was rectified. I...
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    - 12/11/2018

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    Stephanie Barker

    I have been a patient here for nearly 10 years and it just gets better and better. A great dental practice and the team are just amazing. Friendly and welcoming. Truly wonderful dental practice. - 8/20/2018

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    I've never been to a dentist before even though I'm in my 20s. I've always heard of people hating their dental visits but Mr Nandra was fantastic! Very professional and pleasant, answered all my questions and explained everything in detail! Great experience!
    Hopefully my next appointment with the hygienist will...
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    - 1/31/2020

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    Joel Brown

    Having had bad experiences in the past I am never a regular patient. But the staff at Rock Dental really helped me overcome my fear and I have been smiling ever since! Highly Recommended! - 1/06/2019

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    Anna Randulff

    I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra was brilliant, it was all done in just a few minutes and I didn't feel a thing. Being in severe pain they managed to book me in for an appointment... read more - 1/25/2019

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    Another excellent experience. Dr Nandra, Dawn and the team are always friendly and professional and make a potentially nerve wracking experience, for the anxious-patient like me, relaxed and (almost!) enjoyable. I can't recommend Rock House highly enough. Thanks again for your care and kindness guys. - 5/08/2019

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    Fiona Berry

    I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me through an extraction with no sedation!! - 10/03/2018

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    teaguey11

    I visited recently to have my wisdom teeth removed, the procedure was quick and comfortable. The practice is extremely well presented and all of the team are very friendly.
    Thank you to Dr Nadra and the team.
    - 7/19/2019

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    Colin AT

    Awesome, really feel at home with the team.. and in Anoup's care 🙂 - 7/25/2016

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    Today I had my first appointment to see what work I needed doing and form a treatment plan, I'm an extremely nervous patient but I have to say this is a 5 star dentist with a 5 star service. The dentist I saw was brilliant! He was very clam and... read more - 10/11/2019

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    I was out of the area I needed a dentist ASAP so from word of mouth I was recommended to go to Rock House Dental Practice and what a dentist. One of the best Practice I have been to yet, clean and tidy and the staff where like family to... read more - 7/19/2019