Category: General Dentistry

Not just the bells and whistles

Over the past 20 years or so, dentists have been able to expand their range of services. These days, most people expect to be able to go to their dentist and get great veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, cosmetic braces, as well as advice on stopping smoking and even treatments to rejuvenate their faces.

General Dentistry in BournemouthMost dentists have such a long list of treatments on offer that it can be easy to forget what lies at the foundation of every good dental practice: solid general dentistry.

This is the dentistry that takes care of your teeth after you have had your check-up. It’s not the bells and whistles of cosmetic dentistry, it’s the stuff you need to know is available even if you never need it. Things like root canal treatments and extractions. We all hope we never have to have either, but if we do then we want to be able to get them from the dentist we already know and trust.

Root canal therapy

This is a treatment for saving teeth that have become infected. You will know if you have a tooth infection because you will develop a rip-roaring toothache. Leave it long enough and it will take over your entire head. You will probably also develop an abscess at the base of the tooth, where the pus from the infection drains into.

If you think you have a tooth infection, you need to come in to Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth as soon as you can. You can even call for an emergency dental appointment if you are in a lot of pain. Don’t leave it, because the infection can travel down into your jawbone and that can be very nasty.

We use root canal therapy to treat infected teeth. We clean away the infection, and remove all the pulp from inside the tooth roots. Then we use filling material to fill the roots and put a crown over the tooth. This means you get to keep your teeth. If you lose your tooth, you will then have a gap that will need to be filled with a false tooth to stop the surrounding teeth from wandering, falling into the gap and falling out.

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The backbone of every great dental clinic

When you think about dentistry these days, do you imagine cosmetic braces and teeth whitening, dental implants and veneers? These are the modern side of dentistry that people use to make their smiles look amazing. But behind every person with a great set of veneers or beautiful white teeth should be a clinic that also offer good solid general dentistry.

General Dentistry in BournemouthIn Bournemouth, at Castle Lane Dental Care, we believe that a dental clinic in the 21st century needs to be just as hot on its general dentistry as it does on the latest great ways to make teeth look beautiful.

For unless you have the back-up of great general dentistry, when the chips are down, it won’t matter how good your teeth look. So what exactly is general dentistry? At Castle Lane Dental Care, we class it as the treatments that keep your teeth going after damage or disease.

General dentistry is the basics of tried and trusted treatments such as root canal therapy, emergency dental care, dentistry for pregnant women and extractions and oral surgery. Things you want to know your dentist can offer, even if you never need them.

Pregnant women

If you are pregnant, it’s a good idea to have more frequent check-ups. This is because you have elevated levels of progesterone in your mouth and this increases the levels of plaque. More plaque means more chance of decay, but also gum disease. In fact, gum disease in pregnant women even has its own name: pregnancy gingivitis. We can keep an eye on your teeth and get them cleaned more often so that at the end of your pregnancy, you still have great teeth as well as a great new family member.

Also, please let us know that you are pregnant when you book an appointment so that we can take extra care of you. We advise that you leave elective treatments, such as dental implants, until after you have had your baby. But other treatments, including having a local anaesthetic, are fine during the middle weeks of your pregnancy.

If you’d like to find out more about dentistry during pregnancy, do feel free to call us and we can have a chat with you.

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All you need to know about general dentistry in Bournemouth

No one likes going to the dentist, but educating yourself can make the experience less intimidating and more productive. Most people fail to understand that a dentist will do more than just check and clean your teeth; they will also check your gums and screen for oral cancer and other potential problems. So, whether you have a full smile, are missing some teeth, or wear dentures or other restorations, it is recommended to visit your dentist at least every six months.

General Dentistry in BournemouthWhen you first call Castle Lane Dental Care, we will typically schedule an appointment, depending upon your oral health needs. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, though, we will strive to book an appointment as soon as possible. From start to finish, general dentistry in Bournemouth involves intensive patient care.

When should you visit your dentist?

Most patients can get away with an annual check-up along with biannual cleanings to maintain a healthy smile. However, if you have problems such as gum disease or tooth decay, you may need to see your dentist more frequently for additional cleanings. You might also schedule an appointment with your dentist if you have symptoms such as tooth sensitivity, bleeding gums or bad breath.

What to expect during a dental check-up

Dental check-ups at Castle Lane Dental Care are very comprehensive and involve a professional cleaning, examination of your teeth and gums, x-rays and oral cancer screening. Our hygienists will use special tools to remove plaque from your teeth and gums. They will also polish your teeth and apply a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel. During your examination, our dentists will take x-rays to look for signs of tooth decay and gum disease at the roots of your teeth and jawbone. Finally, your dentist may have a look at the soft tissues of the mouth to identify any lesions that could indicate oral cancer. Oral cancer screenings are often performed in high-risk patients.

Sharing is caring

Our dental team encourages you to ask questions about your dental health and we promise to listen carefully to your concerns. We will take the time to answer your questions and will work together to recommend the best treatment for you.

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General dentistry services in Bournemouth

A general dentist is someone who can take care of all your regular and immediate dental health needs. This is the person you go to when you have damaged a tooth or are suffering from a toothache. General dentists can also prevent gum disease and tooth decay by removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums.

At Castle Lane Dental Care, we offer a variety of services to meet your dental needs, all in one place. Our highly-trained and experienced dentists and dental hygienists provide general dentistry in Bournemouth such as routine dental examinations and cleanings, as well as more complex dental services.

General Dentistry in BournemouthComprehensive examinations

During a dental check-up at our dental practice, our dentists will check for cavities, gum disease and other problems. They will also evaluate your risk of developing health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. We may take x-rays in order to assess the state of your mouth properly. Once this process is done, it will be determined whether a thorough clean and polish is needed. Our dental hygienists will remove plaque build-up from your teeth and offer you helpful advice on how to keep your teeth clean for longer.

Emergency dental care

If you are suffering from an awful toothache or you have dislocated a tooth and require emergency dental care, we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies. Our dentists will strive to take care of your injuries and treat them effectively, so that you can avoid complications in the future.

Root canal treatment

If a tooth is infected due to trauma or tooth decay, a root canal treatment is an ideal option for many patients. As the alternative is the removal of the tooth, the only way to keep it is a root canal treatment. During treatment, all tissue in the tooth will be removed and the root canal system will be cleaned thoroughly for the filling of the root. This will seal the tooth against bacteria in combination with a surface sealant. If your tooth is very damaged, your dentist may place a crown on top of it for improved strength, functionality and aesthetics.

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Making good dental health a reality at any age

Poor dental health can significantly affect your day-to-day life, with dental pain and discomfort dampening your mood and making mealtimes a challenge. Conditions such as gum disease can increase your chances of more serious illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Making your dental health a priority in Bournemouth is Castle Lane Dental Care. General dentistry forms the heart of our friendly practice. Our dentists are here to ensure you can enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.

general-dentistry-in-BournemouthPrevention is key

At Castle Lane Dental Care we work with you to help prevent the onset of dental disease, discomfort and pain. This means providing professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of your teeth to prevent the build-up of bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups will spot signs of disease before you experience dental pain. Catering to the whole family, we create a relaxed and caring environment for children and adults alike. General dentistry in our hands is a supported experience, which can give you peace of mind when it comes to your dental health.

Effective treatment when you need it most

Your teeth and gums can become infected, inflamed or otherwise damaged for a variety of reasons. General dentistry at our modern practice provides a comprehensive range of therapies to tackle all of these scenarios. Treatments include root canal therapy to tackle infection, bridges, dentures and dental implants to reconstruct missing teeth and crowns and fillings to repair damaged teeth.

All round care

With general dentistry at Castle Lane Dental care, we don’t just look out for your teeth and gums, we look at dental care holistically and also provide services to help you quit smoking and deal with jaw pain, snoring, sensitive teeth and bad breath. Understanding that dental treatment can leave some patients feeling anxious, we always take the time to fully explain what your procedure will involve. You will have ample opportunity to ask questions and have all of your concerns addressed and we will work with nervous patients to help you feel as relaxed as possible during treatment. So for a comprehensive range of general dentistry in Bournemouth, call or email us today.

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Look forward to a lifetime of healthy smiles

Taking good care of your teeth and gums means you can sport a healthy smile and avoid dental pain and discomfort. It also brings benefits for your overall wellbeing, with conditions such as gum disease known to increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. General dentistry is dedicated to helping you enjoy good dental health throughout your lifetime. This lies at the heart of Castle Lane Dental Care in Bournemouth, where our experienced dental professionals strive to keep you smiling.

general-dentistry-in-bournemouthWhat can general dentistry in Bournemouth do for you?

As a first line of defence against dental disease, regular cleaning, scaling and polishing of your teeth can reduce the build-up of bacteria, which can cause inflammation, gum disease and tooth decay. At your regular dental check-ups, we will keep a close eye on your teeth, gums, and mouth, to catch the early signs of disease. This means you can get the treatment you need before your symptoms become severe. Early detection is especially important when it comes to more serious conditions, which is why we provide annual mouth cancer screening. We are also here to help you cope with sensitive teeth, deal with bad breath and tackle snoring.

General dentistry means giving you the best chance of avoiding dental disease and effectively treating it when it does crop up. We provide a full range of treatments, including root canal therapy and tooth extractions, as well as a variety of solutions for missing teeth such as dentures and dental implants.

We take a holistic approach to general dentistry and also provide information, support and encouragement to help you quit smoking – a habit known to damage your dental health.

Why choose us?

We believe in giving each and every one of our patients personalised care. Listening to your dental needs, we take the time to make sure you are comfortable with all aspects of your treatment plan. We are also experienced in helping nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety. We aim to ensure all of our patients have the chance to enjoy the lifelong benefits of good dental health. So for general dentistry where your individual needs take centre stage, call or email Castle Lane Dental Practice.

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