Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.
Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed.
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.
To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.
One area of speciality within dentistry is known as oral surgery and this applies to procedures of a surgical nature, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. Oral surgery requires additional training in techniques to perform procedures with care, helping patients to be able to use their teeth and mouths again.
If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them safely extracted. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It’s very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies (upon availability) from toothache, lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth or a swollen face. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.
If you require dental care outside of normal practice hours, please call 111.
Routine dental check-ups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment save unnecessary discomfort, time and money.
We recommend a dental check-up schedule of at least once a year, and on occasion we might ask to see you twice.
- Visual examination of your mouth, face, jaw, and neck
- Professional cleaning of your teeth
- Comprehensive data capture in an electronic dental record.
Sensitive teeth can be a burden for many people and can be caused by several things. It is always important to seek advice from a dental professional so the source of the problem can be identified and treated.
One cause of sensitivity is dental erosion, which is the loss of tooth enamel. Enamel is the hard outer coating of a tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. If the enamel is worn away or eroded, this dentine is exposed which can lead to pain and sensitivity, which can be worsened with extreme temperatures.
Erosion can be caused by your diet (frequent consumption of high sugar or high acid food or drink), tooth brushing habits (brushing too hard), tooth grinding, certain medical conditions and eating disorders. For top tips on protecting your enamel and for effective treatment of tooth sensitivity, come to the practice for a check-up where we can create an individualised care plan for you.
Bleeding gums are a sign of some form of gum disease and more than 80% of us (UK population) suffer from some type of it. It affects our general health and our wellbeing. Gum disease can come in the many forms including gingivitis (inflammation/swelling of the gums) and periodontitis (advanced inflammation/swelling of the gums progressed to destruction of the ligaments around the teeth).
It can have not only damaging effects on oral health and teeth, but can also affect the general health of the body. Research has shown the links between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and various nutritional deficiencies among others.
Gum disease of either forms is caused by a build up and formation of particular species of bacteria in the mouth. These films of bacteria as well as causing damage, are a common cause of bad breath and can actually be spread via saliva so can be seen spreading from person to person. Untreated, gum disease progressing can cause loose teeth and then eventual loss of teeth.
What are the benefits of a Dental Hygienist?
- To prevent the formation of plaque which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease
- Clean and plaque-free teeth
- A mouth free from episodes of bad breath
- Pink, healthy gums that do not bleed or hurt whilst brushing or flossing.
- To improve lifestyle and quality of life by preserving eating functions and speech, resulting in teeth lasting longer and avoiding extensive dental treatment.
We offer different levels of Oral Hygiene Sessions:
Level 1: Basic dental hygiene visit (scaling and polishing)
Level 2: Advanced hygiene stain removal with Airflow
Level 3: Root debridement
Please be advised, visits to hygienists is not a substitute for full dental examinations.
If you would like a brighter, whiter smile, then teeth whitening might be a great option for you. Teeth whitening is a safe procedure providing your teeth have been checked for suitability by a dentist.
We offer a number of teeth whitening systems the most popular being home whitening. You will receive a custom-made set of trays which fit over your teeth comfortably. The active teeth whitening gel is placed in the trays and fitted onto your teeth.
Our in-surgery treatment takes around an hour and can brighten your smile immediately, so if you are looking for a quick fix, this maybe it.
We also offer Enlighten whitening which uses the home whitening technique for 2 weeks, then you attend an appointment in surgery for a supercharged gel with higher concentration of carbomide peroxide, for a guaranteed brighter smile. Enlighten treatment provides a desensitising treatment prior to whitening to reduce sensitivity, if you do experience sensitivity, smearing sensitive toothpaste on the affected areas works really well.
Are your teeth stained, chipped, or crooked? Veneers are a great treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require a major procedure.
A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth. Based on your needs, we can adjust the shape of your veneers to create the smile you have always wanted. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
For a single stained tooth, we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to fit perfectly with your natural teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
White or tooth-coloured fillings provide a more natural, mercury-free alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings and are a popular choice as they blend perfectly into your natural teeth, meaning that no one need even know they are there.
They provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate day to day pressures.
What is a composite build up?
Composite build ups are a way of changing the colour and shape of your teeth using a composite dental restorative material and also dental adhesive resins.
Why would you want to have a composite build up?
If you suffer from any blemishes, unevenness, gaps, or you are just generally unhappy with the way your teeth look, a composite build up could be an effective treatment for you.
Is the composite resin used safe?
Yes. All the materials we use for our treatments are tried, tested, and ensured to be safe to use.
It is common for patients to experience a missing tooth, for a number of reasons. Quite often a patient can be affected by the cosmetic look of a missing tooth, and may even struggle with chewing, biting or even opening or closing their mouth. Dental restoration is an option in the form of a bridge or crown, which are fixed prosthetic teeth that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to entirely cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth that has been broken, weakened by decay or contains a very large filling. A tooth crown can also protect a restored tooth and improve its appearance. They are commonly used to strengthen the remaining tooth, with a natural appearance.
A bridge is a better solution if you have one or more teeth missing, as it is commonly used to cover a space. Bridges can be made of a precious metal base, which gives us a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. The next stage is to add porcelain to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A strong, sturdy way to restore several teeth in a row and to help the ability to eat and chew.
If you have a few or all of your teeth missing, one solution is to have a denture. A denture is made from hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth and gums to give your mouth a natural appearance. Your denture will be made to fit snugly on your gums and you will be able to remove it for cleaning.
When you wear a denture for the first time it may take some getting used to when speaking or eating and chewing. It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. The hygienist will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialised brushes you can use to do this.
Dental implants are a modern and advanced way of replacing a missing tooth, teeth or for replacing traditional dentures. A dental implant is a metal rod made from titanium which is placed into the jawbone to replace the root portion of your own natural tooth.
The only visible part is the replacement tooth itself, and this is referred to as a crown. A crown will be shaped and coloured to look just like your natural teeth so that nobody will ever know the difference. You will be able to eat and chew normally, with no pain or discomfort.
A consultation with our specialist implant dentist is required, during which a plan and a diagnosis is drawn up, so we can talk you through your options.
Our implant specialist is gentle and sensitive and has worked with many complex implant cases including extensive bone graft procedures and delicate sinus lifts. The treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic, with no pain during the process.
The procedure can really change the way you feel about your teeth and mouth and make a remarkable difference to the overall look and feel. The result is a confident new smile that looks and feels as if you’d never lost your teeth.
Dental implants can be used no matter what the cause of tooth loss, be it trauma (teeth knocked out), tooth decay or gum disease or simple the natural ageing process. They are suitable for almost every patient.
The invisible alternative to traditional braces, these clear plastic aligners will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign straightens teeth very much like braces, but by using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are made specifically for your teeth. Each aligner is replaced every 1-2 weeks, which will in turn move your teeth – little by little and week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
Comfortable and removable, Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life. Something that over 4 million people worldwide have already discovered.
Advantages of Invisalign:
– They’re invisible so no one will know you’re wearing them!
– They’re comfortable with smooth and thin plastic aligners – no irritating metal wires or brackets
– You can remove them for special occasions, easy cleaning and easy eating
– There is no food or drink restrictions – eat whatever you like
– 0% interest-free finance with easy payment plans and discounts
– Best Invisalign offers in London, contact us to find out about our latest offers
How much does Invisalign cost?
If you qualify for invisible braces, our prices for Invisalign are incredibly competitive and can even be paid in interest-free instalments. Our costs for invisible braces start from as low as just £1,490, with Invisalign treatment from £3000.
0% finance, easy payment plans and discounts are all available, so you don’t have to pay all the cost in one go, nor do you have to miss out if you’re a student.
We also offer Invisalign Light and teen solutions, as well as other invisible teeth straightening solutions and clear braces. Invisalign braces costs rarely get as low as ours here with our impeccable reputation for quick results, amazing service and happy patients.
Facial aesthetics are used to soften expression lines and define facial contours. With the careful use of wrinkle relaxation injections and/or injectable fillers can enhance your natural beauty and rejuvenate your skin. Facial aesthetics can give you a more youthful and radiant look, for a more confident you.
All of our treatments are carried out in a safe, clinical and relaxed environment by registered clinicians who have undergone extensive training to qualify in prescribing the right treatments and products for you. Our experts will tailor treatment to your individual needs to ensure best results.
Book a free consultation to discuss treatments and prices.
A treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, and improve ‘crow’s feet’ in adults.
Wrinkle relaxing injections can be used to relax certain facial muscles, which means that the skin stays smoother and creases gradually diminish. The result is a more serene, youthful look.
Dermal fillers can be used to plump out the facial lines and increase the volume and hydration of the skin. They are used particularly to soften the lines around the mouth and chin area and for enhancing the shape and volume of the lips.
These types of fillers are naturally biodegradable and are therefore non-permanent.