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...

  • Suki Virdi Avatar
    Suki Virdi

    I came to the practice a couple of weeks ago for the first time. The staff were very professional and welcoming and made the whole experience comfortable. All staff took their time to answer my questions and made me feel at ease. Will definitely go back. - 7/26/2019

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    vikki biggs

    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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    Samantha H

    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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    Roop Dulai

    Great practice with very professional staff. Dr Nandra and his team always put my family at ease about trips to the dentist and even my 2 under 5 now enjoy their visits which is a result given they wouldn’t even go into the room on their first trip! Could not... read more - 7/23/2019

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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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    Jodie Phillips

    Absolutley brilliant Dentist! I got offered an appointment the same day by Faye after experiencing some toothache and my tooth being chipped. Faye talked me through a few things that may be done, explained what may happen and what they could do and booked me in! Im a very nervous... read more - 10/18/2017

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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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    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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    Rajan Chaudhry

    I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the excellent professionalism of the team who undertook my treatment. The practice itself was very clean and well maintained, and I would definitely recommend it to others! Thanks to everyone at... read more - 8/09/2018

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    JOHN WILLIAMSON

    My dentist merged with the Rock practice a short while ago, and then moved on, so I had only had an initial inspection with the new dentist but found them most welcoming.
    On Saturday I lost a Crown from my front tooth and as I had important presentations on Tuesday I...
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    - 10/10/2019

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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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    Jennie Tovey

    01.12.2017 - Another trip to Rock Dental for myself, my husband and 2 year old boy. Practice looks lovely and very Christmassy! Everyone was lovely and friendly and we always really look forward to our dental appointments and Guri even made a Chicken Balloon from a rubber glove for my... read more - 8/17/2016

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    laura meredith

    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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    Amarjit Dhillon

    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to the rescue! - 8/18/2016

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    Cesari Airlines

    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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    Martin Crossley

    Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time' discussion about the Xray results - shown on a screen in the surgery a few minutes after they were taken. Can't get much better than that for patient care. - 2/01/2019

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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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    Ravi Dutt

    Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into the practice we were made very welcome. The staff were all very courteous and the level of care received by Dr Anoup Nandra was exceptional. He addressed her needs with... read more - 8/10/2018