We are delighted to welcome new patients and offer a range of options for spreading the cost of your treatment. From the moment you walk through our doors, you can be assured of our very best attention. Our well-trained front of the house team will make every effort to put you at ease and respond to your needs fully.
There are 2 types of fillings: amalgam which is the traditional silver-coloured filling and composite, which is a tooth-coloured, plastic and glass mixture. Amalgam contains mercury which in the past sometimes caused medical problems, but modern methods of combining it with other materials now render it harmless. Amalgam is durable and long-lasting. Composite fillings look more attractive, but they don’t last as long as amalgam. However, new materials are becoming available and are proving very successful. Your dentist will talk you through the various options suitable for your teeth.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
This treatment becomes necessary when the nerve (otherwise known as the pulp) of a tooth becomes damaged and/or dies. If left untreated, the tooth may need to be removed. There are various causes of nerve damage and symptoms include sensitivity to heat or cold, and/or throbbing pain; an abscess could develop and the tooth may also become discoloured and tender. An appointment with your dentist, sooner rather than later, will reassure you as to what exactly is happening to your tooth and the treatment options will be explained to you. Your dentist will endeavour to make the recommended treatment as painless and comfortable as possible.
It is sometimes necessary to have an untreatable tooth removed, but with modern dental techniques and effective numbing of the area involved, having a tooth removed is no longer to be feared! Most extractions can be done very easily at our surgery, but on the increasingly rare occasions when this is not possible, your dentist will refer you to hospital. You may rest assured that every care will be taken to ensure the procedure is as pain-free as possible.