HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
When you ring for an appointment we will give you a general idea of the cost of treatment for a straightforward procedure.
Prices vary according to the time taken to complete the treatment.
We are happy to provide itemised estimates prior to the commencement of any course of treatment.
I DON”T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS; WHY SHOULD I VISIT THE DENTIST?
Having your teeth checked at least once a year is a vital part of preventive dental care.
Dental health isn’t just about filling cavities and fixing toothache. It is about preventing cavities, gum disease, bad breath and other potential problems, as well as helping you to always have a bright clean smile.
If all is well, you can be reassured of this by an examination. If not, you can be glad that any problem has been caught early, saving you from discomfort and extra expense.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN INJECTION PRIOR TO DENTAL TREATMENT?
A number of treatments can be carried out without one. The dentist will advise you if he feels that local anaesthetic will make your procedure more comfortable.
I BRUSH MY TEETH EVERY DAY – WHY DO I STILL NEED FILLINGS?
It is important that you brush and floss your teeth and gums correctly.
Plaque collects between teeth and at the edges of gums after eating and drinking. If it is not brushed off using toothpaste and proper brushing techniques, it will cause decay. Brushing technique can be discussed at your check up.
DO I NEED TO FLOSS?
Brushing and flossing combined are the most effective way to keep teeth and gums clean. You should floss at least once a day. The dentist can show you the proper way to use floss.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY TOOTHBRUSH?
Generally every three months, or sooner if the bristles start to show wear and tear.
I NEED SOME TREATMENT BUT I AM TOO SCARED TO COME TO THE DENTIST
It is important that you let us know your concerns when you make your appointment.
You are welcome to bring a support person with you and if you wish they can sit in the surgery while you are having your treatment.
We suggest that first of all you come in for something straightforward e.g. a check up and clean. You can then talk to the dentist about your feelings.
I HAVE SENSITIVE TEETH- WHAT CAN I DO?
Special toothpaste for sensitive teeth may be used, but most importantly, ask us to show you how to brush your teeth correctly, to prevent damage.
Teeth become sensitive where the enamel is thinner and there is less protection for the sensitive parts of the tooth.
Tooth enamel is thinner nearer the gum; if the gum recedes to below the end of the enamel the dentine can become exposed and this is where sensitivity is felt.
Enamel can also wear thin over time due to incorrect and over vigorous brushing or eating too many acidic foods e.g. citrus, and sensitivity will then be felt. Teeth may become sensitive to hot, cold and acidic foods.
DO YOU OFFER WHITE FILLINGS?
Wherever clinically appropriate we will offer patients tooth coloured restorations. If we feel that a non-tooth coloured restoration is more suitable for the situation we will discuss this with you.