Surgical Instruments

Instruments are sent to a central sterilising department at the local hospital for cleaning & sterilising. Many instruments ar single use & disposed of after use. The needles used are bought in specially as the NHS only funds rather crude (and therefore painful) large sizes. Dental syringes are used to give greater control; all of which make the local anaesthetic less painful. Further special tecniques are used wherever possible to minimise discomfort. The Doctors make it a point of honour to make even the smallest of procedures as painless as it is physically practical.

We use the gentler fine detail needle for local anaesthesia (left) rather than the larger NHS needle (right)
Sometimes ice can be used as a local anaesthetic in procedures.