Prevent Teeth Diseases, Sevenoaks, Kent

Teeth for Life

We firmly believe prevention is better than cure, we are focused on helping you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, here are a few of the ways we can help, for more information book an appointment to see our dentist or hygienist.

  • Regular Dental ExaminationsPrevent Teeth Diseases Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Hygienist Visits
  • Oral Health Care Products
  • Homecare Advise for your Teeth & Gums

Examinations

All patients are screened routinely for dental tooth decay and gum problems. Detecting any early signs of decay or unseen problems can save you pain and reduce the risk of losing teeth.

Noticing an unusual sensitivity to eating hot or cold food in a tooth is often the first sign of tooth decay, or a leaky filling. Both gum disease and tooth decay are caused by plaque, a film of bacteria on your teeth.

We adhere to NICE (National Institute Clinical Excellence) guidelines for recalling you for examinations. This based on your past experience and exposure to tooth decay and gum disease. We recommend an examination recall interval to suit you, this can range from 3 months to 2 years.

Prevention avoids problems, the more you come to us when you're not in pain, the less chance you'll have to suffer pain at all.

Restorative dentistry

This is the repair of the mouth using fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures and implants. White fillings are now commonly used for back teeth as well as those at the front of the mouth. Modern materials are much stronger and provide pleasant, natural-looking results.

White Fillings

Remove unsightly silver metal fillings and replace them with natural tooth coloured fillings for a whiter smile, available in different shades to match your natural tooth colour. Looks great and doesn’t have the negative health risks some dentists associate with amalgam fillings.

 

Crowns

They are a jacket for the tooth, helping protect it and at the same making it look great. We can offer crowns in a variety of materials, they can be made any colour so no-one will tell the difference between your crown and your natural teeth.

These are sometimes called ‘caps’ and fit over weak, broken or heavily filled teeth to provide strength and improve the appearance of teeth. They have the shape and contour of natural teeth.

 

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays are particularly suitable for larger cavities, dentists believe they’re the best restorative filling available, because they’re made to measure, restoring the tooth to its original contours.

 

Root Canal Fillings (Endodontics)

In this painless procedure, the infected or inflamed pulp of the tooth is removed, but the tooth itself is not.

Endodontics, or root canal treatment, is an aspect of Dentistry which finds the cause and then treats problems of the tooth's soft core by removing inflamed, diseased or injured soft tissue. Years ago, teeth which were diseased or injured used to be removed. Today, root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving your teeth.

Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.

 

Gum Disease Treatment

Typical symptoms of gum disease include: red, bleeding, swollen or sore gums and/or bad breath. No matter how severe your problem is we can help restore your gums to a healthy state. Click here to read more.

 

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To ALL our amazing Riverhead Dental clients,
 
As the situation with Corona Virus has developed rapidly over the weekend, we have taken the decision along with government guidelines to temporarily close our practice. Authorities have advised that ALL dental treatments must cease immediately, your health is of paramount importance to us and to keep you, our staff and the public safe.
 
That’s why our practice will remain fully closed until further notice. We understand there are lots of you who are currently mid treatment or have consultations scheduled with us. Those patients will be priority number one once our practice is reopened and is under constant review for us to safely reopen.
 
We are however operating consultations via Whatsapp/FaceTime/Zoom connection. Please message us on social media if you would like a slot and we can discuss your smile makeovers.
 
In the unfortunate case of dental emergency, please call 01732 779192 and leave us a message. We will be checking all messages frequently and will contact you as soon as we can.
 
Please stay safe – is your emergency urgent enough for you to consider risking your life on trips to the practice? Or can you use painkillers to get you through the worst, and travel to the practice when the situation improves?
 
Our team will spend this time away from our daily duties on improving our service, to be able to offer you even better experience on your patient journey.
 
We all at Riverhead Dental wish you strength and hope, Stay safe at home, Find the reasons to smile every day, Remain positive, We will get through this together.
 
From us all at Riverhead– take care
Best Wishes