Direct Access to a Hygienist
Whilst it is always advisable to have regular routine examinations with the dentist, changes in legislation means that patients can now access a standard dental hygiene appointment without the need to have a dental examination.
Our dental hygienist will be happy to discuss the treatment process with you – she may advise a follow up appointment with the dentist, if appropriate.
Our hygienist can carry out the following procedures during a direct access appointment:
- Scale and Polish
- Oral Hygiene Advice
- Removal of superficial staining
- Removal of plaque and other debris
Visiting a hygienist is not a substitute for a full dental examination
Hygienists are unable to diagnose, offer a prognosis or prescribe antibiotics, painkillers or medication (This can only be provided by a dentist)
Should you want to arrange an appointment please contact us on 01628 486096
A medical history will need to be completed either before or on the day.
To facilitate this arrival of 15min prior to your hygienist appointment will be required.
The Direct access appointment with the hygienist will be up to 30minutes in duration.
Custom Treatment plans and estimates
We recognise that every patient requires an individual plan for treatment and ongoing support to maximise the health benefits we provide.
Full Range of Restorative Dentistry
Eradication and Control of tooth decay is central to this. This allows us to provide you with the very restorations and materials with predictable longevity.
Oral Hygiene instruction, Dietary Advice.
Diagnosis, planning and treatment are all provided on site, there is no referral elsewhere.
Periodontal Assessment and Treatment
Diagnosis and Identification of gum conditions followed by treatment, stabilisation and maintenance.
This treatment is carried out by one of our dental hygienists who will ensure that harmful plaque and bacteria are eliminated, leaving your whole mouth and teeth spotless.
When gum problems evolve they become periodontal disease, it is important to carry out a more thorough clean in order to get rid of the solidified plaque and tartar which perpetuate the infection, this is done with local anaesthetic
Fillings are used when you experience early tooth decay which result in damage to the enamel and dentin, the decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the area restored with materials which blend in with your tooth colour.
Composite bonding is used to repair decayed, fractured, chipped and/or discoloured teeth and only requires a single visit. The procedure involves roughening the area to be repaired, etching the tooth surface with a gel and painting with a bonding agent, before building up the damaged area with colour matched composite filling material.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is carried out when the nerve of the tooth is damaged, infected or is likely to cause an infection and needs to be removed. In order to repair and avoid tooth extraction, the roots are cleaned, disinfected and sealed to allow healing. The tooth is then crowned to protect it from further damage.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer has been reported to be amongst the cancers which are the most frequently detected. The prevalence of oral cancer has gone up by 25% over the past decade particularly in younger age groups, with indulgence in tobacco and/or alcohol being the main causes. When detected early, this type of cancer is not life threatening as figures show that 90% of people who receive early treatment are cured, whereas a delay in treatment lowers the figure to 50%.
All our patients are checked at each examination.
Teeth whitening treatments are a safe and non-destructive way of improving the appearance and freshness of your teeth, this is done with home whitening kits.
In the past, tooth loss used to be treated with removable dentures or bridges. However dental implants have revolutionised treatment for people with broken or absent teeth. A dental implant is an ideal solution to permanently replace both the missing tooth and root and is therefore one of the most widely applicable solutions to restore people’s smiles.
To assess if this treatment is suitable we scan the area to assess that the bone is suitable and using dedicated software implants can be placed into these scans to choose the ideal implant. This is all done in our clinic.
Dental bridges are designed to ‘bridge’ the gap when there are missing teeth. They use adjacent teeth to support the missing teeth and may be an option if implant treatment is not possible.
Dental crowns also known as caps are designed to reinforce and restore teeth that have been damaged because of injury or by decay.
Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in the form of either complete sets of teeth known as a ‘full denture’ or a few teeth with a ‘partial denture’. They are all removable. Some dentures have the advantage of being fitted immediately, although some adjustments are often required.