Our Dental Health Examinations include 17 checks as detailed below. Research has found that a regular programme of Dental Health Checks and disease prevention appointments are the most proactive way to optimise maintenance of your dental health.
Seven important areas we discuss with you at each appointment
Eight vital checks we do each time we see you
Two important checks we do less often using x-ray:
Tooth decay? Tooth wear? Trauma? Conscious of old silver fillings?
Fillings are restorations used to support teeth and avert further infection or damage by filling cavities which are caused when bacteria penetrates the enamel. Fillings help to prevent the spread of infection and keep the tooth strong and healthy.
White fillings or silver, amalgam fillings?
Mercury amalgam (silver) fillings were used in the past but white fillings are becoming increasingly popular as they appear more aesthetically pleasing. Many of our patients are opting to have white fillings rather than metal fillings because they can blend in with the colour of the natural tooth.
Here at Eccleshill Dental we choose to use the finest, advanced materials to create hard-wearing, durable fillings that provide strength and look natural. Our Dentists perform their outstanding skills to hand-craft white fillings, often making them indistinguishable from the rest of the tooth. As well as looking natural, the filling will help to prevent further decay or damage.
The tooth is thoroughly prepared, removing decayed tissue and making sure the cavity is completely clean. The cavity is etched and then the correct shade of white filling material is layered and crafted into the cavity. It is then set using intensive light. Final adjustments are made after it has set to ensure that it is as unnoticeable as possible in terms of comfort and how it looks.
Benefits of tooth coloured white fillings
At Eccleshill Dental, our aim is to preserve and save every tooth, offering a range of treatment to do this. However, in certain cases where a tooth may be too damaged or too loose to be saved, extraction may be required.
We aim to ensure our patients are fully informed of the options available to them to retain their natural teeth. We will assess and discuss if extraction is necessary or if there are alternative solutions i.e. root canal treatment that can often be used to save a tooth that is decayed.
If the tooth is beyond repair and extraction is the only option, you can rest assured that our dentists use the latest techniques to minimise any discomfort during the removal of your tooth.
Reasons for tooth extraction:
An x-ray is usually taken to decide on the best way to extract the tooth and decide on the appropriate anaesthetic technique to ensure your care and comfort.
After your extraction, your dentist will give you advice on what to do at home and follow the post-extraction aftercare guidance to ensure your healthy recovery.
The following steps will relieve soreness and help prevent bleeding:
We advise patients who smoke to avoid doing so for 24 – 48 hours after treatment.
To book an appointment call us today on 01274 633406.
Root canal treatment (or endodontic treatment) is needed if the inside of the tooth and surrounding area is infected as a result of decay, wear or injury.
The treatment involves removing dead or damaged pulp in the root of the tooth and filling the space remaining. The treatment is used to prevent or stop toothache and infection and avoid extraction. Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is not usually painful.
What are symptoms of an infected tooth?
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
What is the procedure for Root Canal Treatment?
To find out more call us on 01274 633406 and book an appointment for a consultation.
Every Wednesday if you book and complete our tailored whitening treatment for 2 or more people you will receive 20% discount.