Time for a chechup at your local dentist in London EC4
The check up is our regular chance to make sure that your teeth are in perfect shape, and hopefully prevent any major problems before they occur.
At your initial dental check up you’ll meet your dentist and be able to discuss any questions and treatment options you have in mind. We’ll review your medical history and discuss any issues that may affect your treatment.
After this, your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth checking all of your teeth and gums. We use the very latest dental technology including intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays so you can see exactly what the dentist sees, and ask any questions you may have. We aim to make this experience as interactive and informative as possible.
Fillings are a wonderfully effective way to repair teeth that have been damaged, either due to injury or decay.
We use a number of different kinds of fillings, such as: composite (white) fillings, amalgam (silver) fillings, and porcelain fillings. During your visit, we’ll discuss the different types with you, and help you choose the one that suits you best.
Composite (white) fillings are made from natural tooth coloured resins that are more aesthetically pleasing and can be matched to the same colour as natural teeth.
Amalgam (silver) fillings are made from an amalgamation of different metals and are silver in appearance. Amalgam fillings are resistant to wear; however, due to their colour they are more noticeable than composite fillings and are not usually used in very visible areas, such as front teeth.
Porcelain fillings are called inlays or onlays and are made by a technician in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth, resist staining, and are extremely durable.
Finally, your dentist will discuss with you the dental treatment options available and provide you with a suggested dental treatment plan.
Have you ever looked in the mirror, and thought ‘Hmmm, my teeth aren’t looking quite as good as they could’? If you have, we’re here to help.
Feeling unhappy about your teeth can really dent your confidence. Fortunately, there are a whole range of cosmetic dental treatments to get your teeth looking fantastic again. It could be as simple as a session of tooth whitening, or as involved as a full smile makeover.
Complexion, colouring and facial structure all play an important part when creating a bespoke, natural-looking smile that’s just right for you. Your local dentist in London EC4 .So we use the latest computer imaging technology to determine the very best solutions, and can even show you the potential results before the work is done.
Here at The Dental Surgery we believe in tailoring treatment to suit your individual situation and needs, we consider your dental health along with your desired results to plan the best treatment for you.
As medical professionals, we place emphasis on prevention and early intervention. One of the diseases we are determined to prevent is tooth decay (cavities). If we spot tooth decay (a cavity), we aim to prevent progression by removing the decayed part of the tooth and replacing it with a restorative dental material. The choice of material is based largely on the size of the cavity, smaller cavities can be filled with a direct filling material placed in a single visit while larger cavities may require a coverage restoration (such as a crown) which protects the tooth from further fracture.
Fillings are mostly used to restore the natural shape and function of teeth that display minor erosion due to decay (cavities). If left untreated, cavities can lead to infections or an abscess of the tooth, and even multiple tooth loss.
When a tooth has become functionally compromised and is likely to breakdown or fracture despite our best efforts with a filling material, then a crown may be the best option for the tooth. The advantage of a crown is that the entire tooth is protected and stabilised. Modern materials and our talented technicians allow us to create or recreate the desired aesthetics to a phenomenal degree of accuracy not only in terms of shape but also colour.
When a tooth is missing and the adjacent teeth need to be crowned (see crown section) then it may be that a bridge which is supported by the adjacent teeth is the best way to replace the missing tooth.
If one or more teeth are missing, or if the structure of the tooth is severely compromised, you may be a suitable candidate for dental implants as they offer more stability and a better prognosis than conventional treatments in such situations.
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What do you do if you have a dental emergency over the holidays? We’ve gathered together our top 5 emergency dental FAQs – bookmark this page!
Whether you’ve got swollen gums or your child has chipped a tooth, a dental emergency can threaten to spoil Christmas for everyone. Don’t let it! We’re here to arm you with the information you need to take the situation in hand and do the right thing while getting the help you need.
Bitten down too hard on a kernel of fancy festive popcorn? The treatment of your chipped or fractured tooth will depend on the degree of its injury, but you should see a dentist straight away. Don’t worry, as it’s usually easy to restore a damaged tooth and we might even be able to do it in a single visit. Call us for an urgent appointment and, in the meantime, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods.
Did the battle over the turkey drumsticks come to fisticuffs? If a blow or fall knocks one or more of your teeth out, you should recover it and remove any dirt or debris by gently rinsing it. To protect the fibres on the root surface, avoid handling the root. Your tooth will have a better chance of survival if you can keep it in its socket until you can get emergency dental treatment. If that’s not possible, put it in a cup of milk. If the tooth is simply pushed out of place, don’t force it back into its socket, just apply light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place and call us immediately.
TOOTHACHE OR SWOLLEN GUMS
Are your teeth or gums causing you more pain than Uncle Nigel’s bad jokes? There are a number of reasons for toothache and swollen gums, but it’s most often down to infection. Painkillers may help you feel more comfortable but don’t rely on them instead of seeing the dentist, as they allow more time for the infection to spread. If the pain has become worse over time, use warm water or a specialist mouthwash to rinse your mouth. You may also choose to gently floss or use a waterpick to remove any food that might cause infection. Call us immediately so we can assess the cause and help solve the underlying problem.
LOST FILLING OR CROWN
Did your nan’s Christmas cake pull your crown off with it? At Christmas, the only crown we’d want you to be taking off is the paper kind. If eating sticky foods pulls one out, or loosens a filling, then you’ll need to come in and see us. A loose crown should be saved so we can re-cement it as soon as possible, as long as it hasn’t been damaged. If a filling falls out, remove it from your mouth to avoid swallowing or choking on it. You won’t need to save it as it will be replaced with a new one.
BITTEN LIP OR TONGUE
Biting your tongue over your granddad’s views on Brexit? Christmas banter can be treacherous! If you’re in pain after biting your lip or tongue by accident (or on purpose), apply a cold compress to the inside of your mouth to reduce the swelling. If you can’t stop the bleeding with a compress, and are losing blood, you may need to visit your closest A&E to get stitches. Call 111 for advice.
We hope you’ll have safe and happy Christmas and New Year celebrations, but if something does happen, then hopefully you’ll now have a better idea what to do. Bookmark this blog post and program our number into your phone for rapid reference. And share this with friends and family, so they can be prepared too!