Dental examinations give us the opportunity to identify and treat potential problems promptly. If clinically indicated we carry out x-ray, to check in between your teeth and your bone levels.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, gums and your previous dental treatments we will recommend a dental check again at the appropriate frequency.
Your initial and regular check ups include:
- We ask if you are concerned about any aspects of your dental health
- Do you have medical conditions, or are you taking any medicines, which are likely to impact on your dental health?
- We carry out a lifestyle assessment to identify any risk factors that may affect your oral health
- We examine your teeth and gums and assess their health
- We examine any fillings, crowns etc. and check for stability, function and aesthetics
- We check for plaque in your mouth
- We carry out an oral cancer screen (examination of the inside of your mouth including tongue, cheeks, lips, floor and roof of mouth)
- We examine your bite for signs of wear or instability, eg. toothwear
- If clinically indicated we carry out x-ray screening to check in between your teeth and the quality of your bone
After the examination we will discuss with you any treatment requirements you may have and offer advice on how to protect your oral health going forward. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your previous dental treatments we will usually recommend a dental check up at least once a year or every six months.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves the removal of the dental nerve, the cleaning, shaping and disinfection of the space that the nerve occupied, and the subsequent filling of this space. This procedure is usually carried out when the nerve of the tooth is dying off due to decay or a fracture.
A crown or onlay is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling.
- A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile.
- Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
What is the process?
- The tooth that needs restoring is prepared and an impression is taken.
- A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.
- The crown is then fitted securely to allow chewing and smiling with confidence.
If you urgently require an out-of-hours dentist call the NHS helpline on: 111
Although at Dhody Dental Practice we always do our best to save your teeth, occasionally a tooth extraction may be necessary due to damage caused by injury or disease.
In some cases patients may experience anxiety about the tooth extraction, which may be coupled with the discomfort due to the damaged tooth. For anxious patients, our calming chair side manner and relaxed tone, allow patients to successfully complete treatment.
What is the process?
- Before any extraction, we will perform a thorough visual examination, and use x-ray imaging to determine the condition of the tooth. Such an assessment is vital not only to ensure a smooth, trouble-free extraction, but also is used to explore your future replacement options.
- Most tooth extractions are a straightforward procedure, followed by at-home care that includes rest and gentle care of the extraction site. Your dentist will discuss what to expect during and after your extraction, as well as your aftercare.