Why your child has been referred
Your child has been referred to Parkway Clinic because they need specialist NHS dental care. We see around 300 children each month, removing teeth that are beyond repair or restoring teeth that have become seriously damaged, usually through tooth decay. Your dentist has sent your child to us because we are the only clinic in South West Wales to offer a general anaesthetic service for Paediatric Dentistry. We deliver this service on behalf of the NHS as we have proven experience over many years in successfully treating children.
Parkway Clinic has been working with children for many years and has a strong reputation with dentists across South Wales for providing safe and reliable treatments. Our dentists, Anaesthetists and nursing staff are all fully trained and experienced, which means you can relax, safe in the knowledge that your child is in the best possible hands. Our aim is to make your child’s dental experience as easy as possible –both for you and your child. This is reflected in our new, purpose-built clinic which includes ultra-modern treatment theatres and recovery rooms, a bright child-friendly reception area with comfortable side waiting rooms for parents.
What to Expect
Your child is coming to us for professional dental treatment under a general anaesthetic. This will make them completely unconscious during treatment and when they wake up they will remember nothing about it. We usually treat them in one of our two treatment theatres, staffed with our expert dentists, a fully trained Anaesthetist and Nurses. While they are being treated you will be asked to wait in our parents’ lounge. Once the treatment is finished, your child will be taken to a recovery room where we will keep a close eye on them. When they come round from their anaesthetic and we are satisfied everything is as it should be, you will be able to take them home.In addition to the patient information provided by your dentist, you can read our General Anaesthetic Guidelines here.
Caring for your child after treatment
Your child will need to rest for at least 24 hours after treatment. Even if they seem their usual selves, it is best to encourage them to play quietly – this helps the recovery and healing process. We will provide you with an information sheet explaining how to care for your child’s teeth and mouth in the following few
days. It is important to follow this advice – if you don’t, your child runs the risk of getting an infection which can be extremely painful. If you have any worries or concerns about your child following treatment, please either call us on 01792 828916, contact your dentist, or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or visit www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk.
Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. For advice immediately following a surgical procedure out of hours please call 07000 780 424. Please do not use this number for other dental emergencies or appointments as it is limited to surgical after-care emergencies only.