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 Examinations
- Hygienist Visits
- Oral Health Care Products
- Homecare Advise for your Teeth & Gums
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.