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We provide a safe, caring, friendly and highly professional environment for our patients.

We believe in preventative dental care and that a healthy smile is within reach of all our patients. A healthy smile provides general good health and high self esteem.

We endeavour to maintain high standards of all aspects of our dentistry and to provide the latest techniques and treatments to our patients.

Our patients are our first priority and we aim for a high quality painless experience.

Our aim is to provide the very best of dental care in a comfortable and happy environment.

Many people don’t realise the importance of professional cleans. Sometimes there is a misconception that brushing at home is all that’s needed to maintain dental health.

Although good oral hygiene at home is very important, hard tartar (also known as dental calculus) cannot be removed without a professional clean.

Dental calculus can get trapped in the pocket between the gums and the teeth. Untreated calculus buildup will cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) in the short term and will cause receding gum disease (periodontitis) in the long term.

The calculus is removed with a professional sonic scaler and usually causes minimal discomfort.

Professional cleans will also get rid of those hard to remove tea, coffee and red wine stains!

Signs that you may need a professional clean:
-Visible tartar buildup
-Visible stains
-Bad breath
-Bleeding gums
-Sensitive teeth
-Painful gums

Dental hygiene begins with an assessment and evaluation of your periodontal (gum) tissue.

An ideal home dental care routine is then designed for you. To enhance your home care, assistance is provided in the surgery, involving removal of plaque, calculus (tartar), general staining and the application of decay-preventing agents as required.

If you are undergoing dental restorative or cosmetic treatment, a revised home care routine will be designed for you and monitored as the treatment progresses. This helps to ensure the best possible treatment outcome.

Regular hygiene appointments, along with optimum home care, are essential for ongoing maintenance of your teeth and gums.

We understand that hearing the words “root canal” causes much distress amongst patients, however learning about what it involves may help reduce the stress.

Inflamed Teeth

Teeth are not solid; they have a central pulp with canals that run along the root of the tooth, where the blood supply and nerve supply lives.

We like to call it “the tooth’s alarm system”.

If a tooth has had deep decays and fillings in the past, cracks, or even knocks – it may set off the ‘alarm system’ of the tooth.

The tooth may then become inflamed and painful; called Pulpitis.

How we can help

With our root canal treatment we clean out the inflamed tissue in the pulp system and canals, replacing it with a soothing filling which seals the inside of a tooth, so that bacteria can no longer enter it.

Infected Teeth

The situation can be worse than the above if the nerve or a blood vessel has disintegrated and bacteria have colonised the root canal system. This can lead to the formation of an abscess, with the bacteria sending toxins right into the jaw bone.

How we can help

Treatment is more demanding where infection is present, as it then involves cleaning all bacteria from the contaminated root canal system.

Canals are complex, three-dimensional spaces where absolute sterility is not possible, so the aim of sealing the canals is to trap any remaining bacteria and prevent any nutrients getting to them so that the bacteria will no longer be viable.

Re-Treatments

If previous treatment has not achieved satisfactory results, or the canals have become reinfected, a further attempt can be made to cleanse the canals and re-treat the tooth.

It is more complicated to disinfect teeth involved in re-treatments and they often require the removal of any obstructions to the canal.

How we can help

The key is to assess the tooth which has become re-infected, to assess the chance success of re-treatment therapy.

Using our digital X-rays, special investigations, thorough knowledge of tooth anatomy and in conjunction with a referral to Specialist Endodontists, thankfully these teeth can have a good chance of returning to good health.

X-rays are an important tool in the diagnosis of dental diseases. Regular dental x-rays enable us to determine whether problems to the teeth and surrounding structures are developing.

Digital technology has reached the world of radiography. Digital radiography systems enable an image to be taken with approximately 90% less x-radiation.

The x-ray image will appear on a computer monitor allowing easier communication and visualisation of the specific problem.

Our friendly staff can cater for unexpected emergency dental visits at short notice. Our clinicians are skilled at handling all emergency situations such as toothache, chipped or broken teeth, infections, denture repairs, impacted wisdom teeth and more.

With all the latest dental technology at our fingertips any emergency treatment can be accommodated.

Our hours of operation are:

Monday – Thursday : 9am – 6pm

Friday – Saturday: 9am – 1pm