• 30 JUN 17

    ‘Bottled nature’ helps ease dental pain

    Scientists have found that putting patients in a virtual reality (VR) environment whilst being treated can reduce anxiety levels and even reduce their perceptions of pain.

    Interestingly, however, the results vary depending on what kind of environment the patient is introduced to. If the patient is put into an urban environment, the benefits will not be as pronounced and the patient will not be as relaxed – in fact, there seemed to be no real change in behaviour at all. In contrast, more natural environments, like a beach, promoted far less stress and less anxiety in patients, with a marked decrease in their heart rates and blood pressure.

    As we know, anything that helps a patient forget about pain is a good thing as it not only helps improve treatment results, but it also encourages people to come back for future treatment because they will not be as scared.

    This could be a great breakthrough for dentists who struggle with anxious patients – indeed, odontophobia is a very common problem in the UK and the profession is always looking for new solutions to help them overcome these issues. Virtual reality may be the way forward, by introducing patients to a calming, natural environment that distracts them from treatments.

    At EndoCare, we have been using this method for a long time. Our surgeries are equipped with video headsets that patients can wear during procedures. We play films and videos for them during root canal treatments to help distract them from the work we are doing to their teeth – and it certainly works! When our patients get involved with the film they are watching, they’re always surprised when we tell them when their root canal is finished – and are disappointed they didn’t get to the end!

    EndoCare provides a specialist endodontic service – which means we work hard to save teeth both through conventional endodontic microsurgery.

    Root Canal London

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We are now open on Weekends. If you need to see a Root Canal Dentist on Saturday or Sunday then we are now open. For details of our new weekend opening hours please contact us now.

Patient Testimonials

This is just to thank you for the root-canal treatment which you carried out on my tooth last Tuesday afternoon. All has now settled down and I can chew on the tooth as normal. I think that we both had a tough ninety minutes last Tuesday but for me it ...

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David Thomson
Thank you so much for looking after our nanny Noelia! Thank you also for offering her such a generous discount for your excellent treatment. She asked me to pass on her thanks also. With best wishes.

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Quentin McCoach
Just to say thanks for the coffees & friendly, supportive chats. You certainly helped to take the edge off a stressful time for us.

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Rod & Sue Witheridge
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mr. Sultan for the excellent patient care I received last week. My reluctance to proceed with the surgical treatment was apparent, but with your advice and reassurance, I am sure that I made the right decision. The procedure, though ...

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Anne
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew
Thankyou so much for once again saving a difficult tooth!!  Another thankyou is due to you for your gift to my daughter of the recipe book written by your aunt. Noelle returned to Dubai with the book firmly tucked under her arm. She returns in July for the summer and ...

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Sheila Ferris
Just a quick but BIG thank you all for making what was a frightening and miserable procedure into an experience I could hanle. If there had been more people like you all, I would have a much healthier mouth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your kindness is much ...

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Georgia F
Thank you for treating my dental pain, it was a great relief! Thank you also for the care I received while visiting your practice.

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Fraser Gray

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Harley Street Root Canal Clinic
99 Harley Street
London
W1G 6AQ

Contact this Clinic:
Call us: 0207 224 0999
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Richmond Root Canal Clinic
4-6 George Street
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1JY

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Call us: 0208 912 1340
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  • Root Canal Treatment

    You may require root canal treatment if you have pain or swelling associalted with your teeth.

  • Root Canal Re-Treatment

    We can help if you are having problems with teeth previously root canal treated by other dentists.

  • Endodontic Microsurgery

    Using the latest surgical techniques we help save teeth even if root canal treatment is not possible.

    • 30 JUN 17

    ‘Bottled nature’ helps ease dental pain

    Scientists have found that putting patients in a virtual reality (VR) environment whilst being treated can reduce anxiety levels and even reduce their perceptions of pain.

    Interestingly, however, the results vary depending on what kind of environment the patient is introduced to. If the patient is put into an urban environment, the benefits will not be as pronounced and the patient will not be as relaxed – in fact, there seemed to be no real change in behaviour at all. In contrast, more natural environments, like a beach, promoted far less stress and less anxiety in patients, with a marked decrease in their heart rates and blood pressure.

    As we know, anything that helps a patient forget about pain is a good thing as it not only helps improve treatment results, but it also encourages people to come back for future treatment because they will not be as scared.

    This could be a great breakthrough for dentists who struggle with anxious patients – indeed, odontophobia is a very common problem in the UK and the profession is always looking for new solutions to help them overcome these issues. Virtual reality may be the way forward, by introducing patients to a calming, natural environment that distracts them from treatments.

    At EndoCare, we have been using this method for a long time. Our surgeries are equipped with video headsets that patients can wear during procedures. We play films and videos for them during root canal treatments to help distract them from the work we are doing to their teeth – and it certainly works! When our patients get involved with the film they are watching, they’re always surprised when we tell them when their root canal is finished – and are disappointed they didn’t get to the end!

    EndoCare provides a specialist endodontic service – which means we work hard to save teeth both through conventional endodontic microsurgery.

    Root Canal London

    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Endocare/

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/EndoCareDentist