General Dentistry for all the Family
We provide all routine dental services such as fillings, treatment of gum disease, fresh breath programmes, root canal treatment and the replacement of missing teeth. Our goal is to ensure that you obtain the highest quality of dental treatment available in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
With our General Dentistry, the focus is on the health and correct functioning of your teeth to prevent future problems such as tooth decay and the deterioration of teeth and gums.
What happens at a check-up?
Whilst you’re in the chair the dental team are:
- Checking your teeth for caries (tooth decay),
- Assessing you for any infections around teeth and gums, as well as your tongue,
- Checking your jaw joints (TMJ),
- Registering your occlusion (bite),
- Checking for oral cancer by feeling for lumps in the jaw, neck and throat,
- Recording measurements of your gums to assess for gum disease,
- Offering oral health advice.
X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative. X-rays help the dentist diagnose potential dental problems in a patient’s mouth before they become a major issue.
We may use intra-oral cameras which enable us to take pictures of your teeth. These pictures may help to explain your treatment options. Also by taking before and after pictures we are able to show the benefits of treatment.
How often should I have a check-up?
We typically advise a check-up every 6 months; however those at high risk of decay may be asked to return every 3 months until their mouth is stabilised. Some individuals with healthy teeth and gums may only need to visit the dentist every 12 months but we recommend continuing to see the hygienist at least twice a year.