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Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

We are in Flims and have a couple along with us. The wife has a terrible toothache and feels she will need a root canal.
They just arrived here and planned on staying 3 1/2 weeks and she feels the pain is only getting worse. Her problem is a terrible fear of dental work and she always has sedation dentristy back in the States. We think, if desperate, she will consider Nitrous Oxide...do they use that here? Or even better ...do they do sedation dentristy here?
I don't think the cost matters when she is in so much pain. There are a couple of dentists in Flims but I am told they do not use sedation and it was also suggested that she seen an endodontist?
Any suggestions anyone?? We are willing to travel to Zurich or further if necessary. Or could someone suggest what we should "look up" in the phone book?

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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

With nitrogen oxide gas there must be a dentist & nurse present. The patients can die under the anesthetic. Have you tried hypnotism?

A friend of mine has similar problems, and she went to a London teaching hospital.

Maybe you should contact the teaching hospitals in Switzerland for help. I know Insel Spital in Berne has a dental school & facility.
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

Looks like this one uses it, I googled zahnenartz lachgas zurich

http://www.zahnarzt-zuerich-weber.ch...s-Zahnarzt.htm
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Old 09.09.2011, 01:46
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

It is 23 km from Flims to the Kanton Hospital in Chur, Telephone 081 256 61 11

That might be your best bet as they have anesthetization there.
http://www.ksgr.ch/files/Patienten/M...ersonal-PP.pdf

http://www.ksgr.ch/Patienten/Kontakt...ImbD1kZXU.html

It states you can call the emergency doctor for dental emergencies on 144
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Telefonzentrale Kantonsspital Graubünden: 081 256 61 11
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

Thank you all so much - we will call Chur in the morning - that's very close and maybe they can help. She doesn't know what kind of sedation she usually gets so I can't even say but maybe we can reach her dentist tomorrow.

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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

My dentist is in Cham (Canton Zug). He's British, but uses a type of pain-killer that is the most amazingly good stuff, I actually fall asleep while he works. I'm terrible with dentists, but this guy is amazing. He is Dr. Patrick Sequeira. 041-740-1220
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

Googel came up with this one in Chur (search for Zahnartzt Narkose OR Lachgas Graubünden):

http://www.zahnarzt-chur.ch/

If you want sedation you probably will have to look for a dental clinic, as individual dentist normally do not have the necessary infrastructure to do this.
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

there web site translated by google:
http://translate.google.ch/translate...rzt-chur.ch%2F

About their treatment:
http://translate.google.ch/translate...rzt-chur.ch%2F

contact information:
http://translate.google.ch/translate...rzt-chur.ch%2F
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

Had a similar thing when travelling in Spain. Went to the local emergency dept at the Hospital and they gave me antibiotics. This helped the pain enourmously and i was able to fly back and have treatment a couple of weeks later in England.
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Re: Urgent dentist with sedation or at least Nitrous?

Similar to Annie, my dentist in Australia recommends going to the GP and getting antibiotics for 48 hours before returning for treatment - it reduces the pain and also cuts down on the infection so that there's less 'muck' to spread around...maybe a general doctor's clinic would be willing to give the script ?
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Had a similar thing when travelling in Spain. Went to the local emergency dept at the Hospital and they gave me antibiotics. This helped the pain enourmously and i was able to fly back and have treatment a couple of weeks later in England.
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Similar to Annie, my dentist in Australia recommends going to the GP and getting antibiotics for 48 hours before returning for treatment - it reduces the pain and also cuts down on the infection so that there's less 'muck' to spread around...maybe a general doctor's clinic would be willing to give the script ?
That may be OK in certain cases but cannot be generalized. In most cases of tooth problems, antibiotics cannot help, and sometimes they can even causes additional troubles. Especially when on emergency duty, I fairly often see cases where I have to say to myself, "It would have been better if the GP had given a simple pain killer instead of an antibiotic."

Practically all areas of Switzerland have some kind of a 24/7 dental emergency. Call 144 (Medical Emergency) and ask.

It is very difficult to find dentists who do sedation or nitrous oxide, simply because those are relatively high-risk methods. Dentists in the USA, to name just one example, can have the patient sign a disclaimer to keep themselves out of court in case of a complication. That is not possible in Switzerland. That's why only very few dentists use those techniques in this country.
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