Caring For ChildrenChildren have completely different needs to adults and we recognise that fact as the basis for providing care.
We offer exactly the quality of care that we would want our children to receive. In addition we offer flexible opening times and easy access to the specialist services.
Prevention is our number one goal. We encourage parents to get highly involved in this process. Maintaining good oral hygiene and good dietary habits, ensuring regular dental check-ups and an assessment to the exposure to adequate levels of fluoride; these are but a few of the preventative measures that are emphasized during the critical years of your child’s growth.
We will, on an on-going basis, record and monitor your child’s bite in order to identify any particular needs in a timely fashion. There are many factors that, if considered during the growth process of a child’s dentition, can help minimize problems with the bite later in teenage years.
We know that most children prefer female clinicians and we have 3 female dentists and 2 female dental hygienists.
We try our best to make all our patient's visits as welcoming as possible. We aim to create a familiar routine so that the child is always relaxed about what is happening and so can accept treatment and listen to advice.
One of the ways we do this is by trying to ensure the patient sees the same dentist each time. We also allow plenty of time at each appointment.
For parents who are looking for high quality care for their children we can offer exactly what they are looking for:
Our long experience convinces us that with careful planning and parental support it is quite easy for children to grown without and decay, gum disease or fillings.
We offer a Range of Dental Care for children Including
Full Dental Examinations
Hygienist Visits 6 days a week
Consultation with Orthodontist
Routine Dental Care
Easy Access to Sedation
Open Saturdays and Sundays
Early Morning and Late Evening Appointments
Choice of Male and Female Dentists and a Female Dental Therapist
Child Friendly Dental Examinations For Younger PatientsMost of our young patients come to the dentist every 6 months, often at the same time as their parents see the hygienist, but it all depends on the individual needs. It is often the case that parents will bring in their children in between visits for us to check something: Perhaps a loose tooth or a new tooth coming through which is crocked; we welcome this, and for short "In-between Visits" there is no charge.
At the examination we don't just count the teeth, but we check growth patterns and reinforce good oral hygiene habits as well.
Treatments for Dental Trauma
Everyday of the week we have at least one dentist who is experienced in the treatment of dental trauma. They are working at the surgery (not just on call!).
Being treated by an experience clinician is essential to the likely success of any treatment for trauma.
Whilst most trauma involves very little damage and can therefore be be easily corrected by a Bonded Tooth Coloured restoration we also treat some very serious trauma cases. We are seeing lots of cases of bicycle accidents recently.
We offer a full range of diagnostic Radiographic tools including CBCT scans.
Indeed we are the only practice in the area that offer this service
Here are some very good links:
The Dental Trauma Guide
Traumatic Dental Injuries
What To Do After Dental Trauma
Reimplantation of TeethThe difference between saving and losing a knocked out tooth, is the thirty minutes following the incident. To save the tooth, follow these steps: •Rinse the tooth gently in tap water by holding the crown of the tooth •Avoid scrubbing the tooth •Insert the tooth into the empty socket quickly •If you are uncomfortable inserting the tooth, put the tooth in milk or water Get to the dentist or endodontist immediately If the tooth can be reimplanted into its socket within 30 minutes following the incident then your endodontist will delay the root canal treatment for 2 weeks in order to stabilise the tooth. If more than an hour has elapsed root canal treatment will be performed prior to Reimplantation However the prognosis is such cases is guarded due to future root resorption and eventual loss of the tooth.
Links To More Information
- Call 01223 363277 (Daytime)
- Call 07973 227415 (Anytime)