For many common dental procedures the dentist will administer a local anaesthetic before surgery begins. This local anaesthetic will render the area around the surgery site (local area) numb and the patient will remain awake and free from pain throughout the operation.
The anaesthetic is administered in the following manner:
– The site is dried using cotton swabs or air
– A numbing gel is applied
– The local anaesthetic is slowly injected
After about five minutes the patient “should no longer feel pain” and the dentist proceeds to work on the teeth or gums. More detailed information on the use and effects of local anaesthetics can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321880.php.
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.