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Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Tooth extractions are usually a last resort for our patients. When possible, we try to make every effort to restore your natural tooth to a healthy state. Unfortunately, once a tooth is severely damaged or infected, it may be impossible to repair. Removing it is usually the best option to offer pain relief and prevent spread of infection.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

By the late teens to the early 20s, wisdom teeth may begin to cause complications such as tooth crowding, pain, infection or swelling. It’s often advisable to remove such teeth pre-emptively if we suspect that there is inadequate room for them to erupt normally. Being impacted or partially erupted can make wisdom teeth challenging to clean, increasing your risk of problems like decay or gum disease.

Keeping You Comfortable

If you’ve ever felt nervous about having a dental procedure completed, you’re not alone. Extractions and other types of oral surgery are both procedures where your comfort is extremely crucial to us. We offer anti-anxiety and sedation options in addition to local analgesia (numbing injections) such as

Oral Valium — A gentle sedative taken by mouth about 40 minutes prior to your procedure. You’ll feel relaxed, sleepy and may not remember very much afterwards.

Penthrox — This inhaled relaxant is convenient, yet effective. You can even drive yourself home following the procedure.

Hospital Privileges — Particularly difficult cases can be completed at the local hospital, with a specialist anaesthetist and medical support staff alongside you.

Planning and Recovery

Our general dentist will thoroughly review your extraction case and any potential risks prior to your scheduled surgery. You’ll know exactly what to expect before the day arrives.

It’s normal to experience some mild to moderate discomfort after any oral surgery; we will prescribe painkillers, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication to assist with side effects as necessary.

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