If you are new to us…a very warm WELCOME!
If you would like to become a patient, simply call us on 01733 253241 and our staff will be delighted to help, or pop in to see us.
At your initial appointment, we will discuss any concerns you may have with your teeth and will take x-rays to reach an accurate diagnosis. We will ask you about any medical issues, so please bring a list of any medication you may be taking.
We will formulate a treatment plan specific to your needs and ensure you fully understand it and any implications.
For many anxious patients, a visit to the dentist can be such a frightening thought that they will go for years without having a dental examination. Such patients often end up experiencing extreme pain or extensive problems.
Patients anxiety over treatment is something that we carefully consider when you visit our practice. Our friendly and empathetic staff take time to identify patients feelings and the source of their fear. We will explain carefully, avoiding the use of jargon, all information about any dental treatment that you might need and arrange appointments in easy, comfortable visits. We try to use verbal communication and relaxation techniques with effective local anaesthesia, and occasionally additional oral sedation medication, to help with any anxiety and fear you may have, but most importantly we are able to give you as much of our time as you need in order for you to undergo your treatment comfortably.
It is estimated that 85% of the population suffer from bleeding gums at one time or another. This is usually due to something we call Gingivitis. It is caused by bacteria in plaque which is left around the gum margins through ineffective brushing. We recommend you contact us to make an appointment to check your gums. Usually improving your brushing technique combined with professional cleaning from the dentist can treat the gingivitis and the bleeding should subside.
Continued bleeding may be a sign of a more involved periodontal (gum) disease, which if left untreated may result in tooth loss.
We are all aware of the dangers of smoking, such as heart disease, strokes and cancer. Smoking also affects the health of our mouths and is usually associated with gum disease. Smoking will stain your teeth and fillings and can cause halitosis (bad breath) and oral (mouth) cancer.
At inspections, we always check your mouth for signs of cancer and other diseases which may show up in the mouth. We can give advice on quitting smoking as part of our prevention ethos.