Regular check-ups allow us to see if you have any dental problems and help you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether. At each check-up, your dentist will examine your mouth, carry out a mouth cancer check, ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had since your last visit, and offer advice on oral health and treatments.
If you’re extremely nervous you may benefit from sedation during treatment. Sedation isn’t the same as a general anaesthetic, you’ll be able to come and go within an hour or so like a normal dental appointment. The drugs won’t send you to sleep – you’ll be awake and able to talk to the dentist – but they’ll calm and relax you so deeply you probably won’t remember much of what happened. You’ll need to make sure someone comes with you to the practice and is then able to look after you for the next 24 hours.
Dentures are removable devices fitted in place of missing natural teeth. A full set is used to replace all your teeth and a partial set is used to replace 1 or more missing teeth. Dentures are custom-made using impressions (moulds) from your mouth. They are a custom made device constructed from metal or plastic. Dentures are important if you lose your natural teeth, to restore your ability to chew your food, maintain the appearance of your face and preserve your confidence.