OUR DENTAL SERVICES
When you first come to visit us at Commercial Road Dental Surgery, we ask you to complete a detailed medical and dental new patient form this helps us understand any immediate worries that you may have with your teeth gums and jaw. Our experienced dentists will then carry out full exam & offer a treatment plan if necessary to complete your dental work over a period of time and we want our patient to feel that they can trust our dentists and also trust that our dentists are making the right decision on the overall oral health
Our Oral hygiene program is designed to keep your mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontal (gum) disease and bad breath. There are also pathologic conditions in which good oral hygiene is required for healing and regeneration of the oral tissues. The oral hygiene program is tailored to everyone’s individual dental needs and is normally prescribed by the dentist at your initial examination. Here at Commercial Road Dental Surgery, we are proud to have 3 highly trained and experienced Dental Hygienists who strive to provide comprehensive care to make your visit comfortable, pain free and relaxing.
Teeth Restoration / Reconstruction
Our dental restoration treatment is designed to rebuild and redesign your teeth, where our dentists can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of teeth. Dental restoration is usually required due to decay, a fractured tooth or dental cavities. Some of the common treatments that our clinic provides include fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures. Each of the treatments is tailored to your individual needs and is only suggested once you have had an examination visit. At Commercial Road Dental Surgery, we are proud to have an experienced dental team who provide comprehensive care and make your visit easy.
These quick and easy X-rays provide clearer quality images which form an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but can also be utilised for prevention by helping the dentist diagnose potential oral care issues before they become a major problem. At Commercial Road Dental we provide 2 types of X-rays:
- Intraoral X-rays (bitewings and periapical X-rays). These X-rays are taken inside the mouth to diagnose decay, gum disease, and tooth infection.
- Extraoral X-rays (OPG or panoramic X-rays, cone beam, 3 dimensional X-rays). These can also diagnose decay, tooth infections, and gum disease, but provide a bigger picture of both upper and lower jaws which gives additional information to the dentist when considering various treatments, such as implant treatment and tooth extractions.
An infected tooth will normally present a severe toothache which persists for several days and does not go away. Once this is diagnosed by the dentist, root canal therapy maybe recommended. Modern endodontic (root canal therapy) is predictable and comfortable, is similar to having a routine filling done, and can usually be completed in 2-3 appointments. Saving the natural tooth with root canal therapy has many advantages:
- Makes chewing more efficient
- Maintains natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive ware and strain.
Nitrous Oxide (Twilight Sedation/Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedation agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. It is not intended to put you to sleep; you will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions that the dentist may have. The dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose and within a few short minutes, you should start to feel its effects. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs, and some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Snoring is not just an annoyance, but can lead to more severe medical conditions. A customised dental sleep appliance is made from a mold of your teeth and is made of hard acrylic, designed to bring your lower jaw forward and thus clearing the airways to allow for easier, clearer breathing, for a more restful night’s sleep.
There are a number of reasons why your tooth/teeth may need to be extracted. These are:
- Large decay of tooth causing tooth infection
- Severe gum disease making your tooth very loose and mobile
- Badly broken down teeth that are un-restorable
- Crowded teeth may need extraction so the rest of the teeth can be straightened orthodontically
- Wisdom teeth – these are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth, they sometimes don’t have enough room and become impacted which can cause pain and discomfort.
First Time Visit
At your initial appointment, the dentist will carry out a thorough examination to assess your oral health. A complete medical history will be taken and recorded on a medical listing form, so it is important to bring a list of your current medications and let us know of any health conditions, as some can influence your oral health and the way we may treat you. X-rays may be taken, usually to assist the dentist greatly in identifying tooth decay or if any tooth or gum infection is present. If treatment is required, a detailed treatment plan will be tailored to meet your needs. It will include all available options for treatment and treatment cost, with a focus on our aim to achieve optimal oral health for all of our patients.
We are a BUPA Preferred Provider; therefore, our fees are consistent with BUPA and their members. For New Patients, we offer “ NO GAP “ payments for initial consultation which includes:- Exam, Hygiene and X-Rays (if needed).
The cost of fillings, crowns, implants, root canal treatment and dentures all vary due to health insurance. Some cover 60% to 80% depending on your personal / individual dental health cover.