From oral health examinations to root canal treatment, this section tells you everything you need to know about some of the common procedures you may experience on your trip to the dentist.
If you have a tooth that is getting darker in colour or you’re suffering from toothache, perhaps caused by an abscess, you may need root canal treatment. Regular visits to a dental hygienist for thorough and professional cleaning is important for maintaining the appearance and well-being of your teeth, improving not just the condition of your teeth and gums, but also your self confidence. The idea that you have to choose between strength and appearance is now a thing of the past because with modern white fillings you can have function and aesthetics in one.
A badly broken or heavily filled tooth can become weak and can ruin the appearance of your smile. A simple crown will work wonders for both the strength and appearance of your teeth. Bridges are a series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth. Whether you have lost some of your teeth or all of them, you can immediately change the appearance of your smile for the better, as well as regain the ability to bite and chew properly, by getting fitted for dentures.
Around five thousand people in the UK are diagnosed each year with oral cancer but as with all cancers, early detection means early treatment. That’s another reason why regular dental checks are so important.