Our range of treatments
From preventative care to tooth replacement, we offer the entire range of modern dentistry services to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful throughout your life. Here's a quick look at the types of treatments we provide.
- Examination, xrays and diagnostic
- Implants and prosthetics
- Scale and polish (Teeth cleaning)
- Esthetic fillings
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Root canal treatment
- Dental care for children
- Dentures full and partials
- Specially retained dentures (on implants or specials systems )
Prevention: keeping teeth healthy
We recognise and treat problems such as cavities and gum disease in plenty of time. You'll always have a happy smile.
It is essential to have regular check ups as minor caries picked up early can be solved quickly and inexpensively hence stopping the decay .Therefore more serious complications such as abcesses or toothache can be effectively prevented .
You should know that screening radiographs can help visualising decay started between your teeth or in inacessible places to the naked eye.
So , do come regularly to the dentist .It is the only way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and have a happy , healthy smile.
Periodontal treatment, looking after the condition of your gums
We treat any inflammation in your gums to maintain the condition of the supportive tissue around your teeth.
You should know that your teeth are implanted in your jaw bones which are covered by gums.
Inflammation of the gums is triggered by the presence of plaque and hard calcullus on your teeth.
Inflammation of the gums, if present for a long time, is transmitted to the surrounding jaw bone which gradually starts to resorb, thus the teeth have less and less support and they start beeing loose.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a an insiduous condition. It can be underlying for a long time without major symptoms. However, it progresses irreversibly. Therefore afected people do not know they have it if they do not have regular dentist check-ups. A high proportion of adult population suffer from gum disease.
The major problem associated with gum disease is teeth mobility.Once a tooth is loose there is very little we can do to help you keep the tooth (although there is great advance in periodontal treatment, it still remains quite restricted and the treatment needed could be extensive and expensive).
The best way to prevent gum disease is by having regular scale and polish to remove plaque and calcullus to prevent and cure gum imflammation. Also maintaining a very good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing and rinsing with a mouthwash helps a lot.
Amalgam or white fillings? The choice is yours!
Until recently there was not much choice when a filling on the back teeth was needed . The grey silver amalgam was the only option because the white filling material was not strong enough to withstand biting pressure on the back teeth.
With the advance in technology came the new composite material that provides strenght for the white fillings on the back teeth.
Now you can have both the appeareance and the strenght you need.
Now you can benefit of the strenght of the new esthetic material that mimics the natural tooth structure.
The new and improved white fillings are placed in accordance with the latest estethic techniques for a fresh and improved look.
The new estethic white fillings not only look good but are also very strong, they are designed to last a long time, also reinforce the tooth due to the adhesive properties. There are less cracked and broken teeth with the white composite fillings.
Because the composite white material can be moulded to immitate the little pits and grooves a natural tooth has, it will feel more comfortable while chewing.
Immitating nature always works best!
A tooth that has caused considerable pain is irreversible affected.
There is a hollow part of the tooth called the pulp chamber which extends down the roots as the root canals.It hosts the pulp which is made of a tiny bit of flesh , a blood vessel and a nerve.
When a tooth is cracked, has a deep filling , a deep cavity or a crown, it may allow bacteria to enter the pulp chamber.
As bacteria multiply and reach a critical level when it will cause inflamation in the pulp.
That's when the pain starts and it can be severe or moderate and the tooth becomes tender to touch.
If you seek my help at this point , I will numb the tooth and open the pulp chamber, remove the pulp and place an antisepectic inside.It will quickly stop the pain but further treatment is needed.
The next step is when the pulp becomes necrotic (dead). The blood vessel and the nerve disintegrates , so the pain stops for a while.
Now the bacteria have taken over the pulp chamber and it continues to spread. It will spread around the root causing an abcess.
Abcesses get painfull when bacteria reach a high level and there is swelling in the gum and sometimes on the face.
A short course of antibiotic may help calm an acute phase. There is no more blood vessel to carry the antibiotic inside the tooth so it does not tackle the bacteria lying inside the root canals of the tooth which continues to multiply.
That's why acute phase of on abcess will reoccur usually more often and more severe each time.
There are 2 options : extraction or root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment, it saves teeth!!!!
Every tooth has a hollow space inside where some soft tissue called the pulp lies(or the nerve). This hollow space and the pulp run all the way down through the roots of the tooth in the root canals.
When you have deep decay, a leaking filling or a tooth is cracked, the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed and you may need root canal treatment.
The root canal treatment aims to evacuate all the content of the pulp chamber and the root canals, enlarge, disinfect then fill this space with a special material.
Because the root canals are very small in diameter and often quite long, root canal treatment can be quite a demanding procedure.
If performed properly, the rate of success for root canal treatment is in the region of 90%.
Root canal treatment should not be painful in any way as it is performed under local anesthetic.
Endodontics is the dental speciality that deals with root canal treatment.
Dr Diana Dumitriu at Park Street Dental Practice has a special interest in Endodontics. She is completing her Master Degree in Endodontics at Warwick University. So you couldn't be in better hands!
Root canal treatment is safely and comfortably performed with rubber dam in place. The rubber dam is a soft rubber sheet that acts like a safety net which isolates the tooth from the rest of the mouth .
Post extraction instructions
If you have been unfortunate to need an extraction and you wonder what you should do after. Bellow you can find instructions :
After extraction do not eat or drink for 1 hour, if numbness persists longer than one hour you can start drinking but do not eat until the numbness is completely gone ( in some cases it can take up to 2-3 hours).
On the day of extraction:
Carry on with your normal activity but avoid strenuous exercise
Do not rinse your mouth,drink trough a straw or spit excessively
Clean your teeth as normal but avoid the site of extraction
Do not drink alcohol or fizzy drinks
Avoid hot food or drinks
Some swelling and discomfort is normal after extraction. If you have pain take painkillers(ibuprofen, paracetamol).
If bleeding occurs roll a handkerchief in the shape of a sausage , put it over the extraction site and bite on it for 15minutes.
If pain or bleeding persists call the practice on:
If severe pain or bleeding occurs out of hours call the emergency number:111
alternatively if you are a member of our care plan call the number on your card
Questions about our services?
Call us on 01305 783961 or contact us directly using our contact form.