We’d prefer our patients to never need serious dental work and simply let us check their teeth regularly so we can spot any problem areas in good time. Combined with regular dental hygiene appointments, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep your natural teeth for life.
Prevention is better than cure because you only get one set of teeth, and they do an incredible job. Once the damage starts, even with the best dentistry in the world, it can never be fully undone.
Our aim is to help our patients protect their teeth with the best preventative services and ethical advice, so we’ll never recommend treatment that’s not in the interests of your long-term dental health.
Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss yet people are often unaware they have it because it is not painful and might not affect their daily life. But if left untreated the impact can be serious, damaging bone and tissues that support the teeth.
The good news is that gum disease is preventable and, particularly in the early stages, relatively easy to treat. Where it is identified we provide focused treatment, perhaps a course of multiple hygiene appointments over a short period, to clear it up, and for all our patients we advise ongoing dental examinations, which include oral cancer screening, to make sure problems are spotted early in future.
We also have a Diaganet machine which captures lesions before they become a problem. We educate our patients where possible, showing them the level of bacteria in their mouths so that they know where to focus their brushing and flossing, We also have visual cameras to show patients the work that is being done on them, and we provide before and after digital pictures of the teeth that are being treated.