General Dental Treatments

The Gentle Dental Practice, East Molesey

At The Gentle Dental Practice our team can provide you will a full range of general dentistry for all the family with care for adults and children alike. We are a preventive oriented practice here in East Molesey and wish to help you achieve easy to maintain great dental health.

 

We understand the importance of great dental health and that it goes hand in hand with great overall health and well being so our team approach to care always focuses on you as a whole.

 

We spend time to be able to discuss all the choices and option open to you with a strong preventive bias and of course minimising tooth loss wherever possible. We are fortunate to be able to have access to some great technology that allows us to use the most up to date equipment and materials allowing us to be able to practise Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Oral Health Checks

An Oral Health Check is the first step in moving towards a plan for better dental health. You may have heard the term “CheckUp”, we prefer the phrase ¬†“Oral Health Check” as it truly is a check on all the aspects of your dentition.

 

It includes assessment of Gum Disease and Oral Cancer checks as well as checking the function of the jaw joint and the musculature. Your dentist may also use the intra-oral camera or x-rays to get more detailed information to aid them when deciding on a treatment plan.

Composite Fillings

At The Gentle Dental Practice we use dental materials that are most appropriate for the tooth that we are restoring. When it comes to filling a small to medium deficit we usually use composites or tooth coloured filling materials. Occasionally we may need to use gold but our preference is for metal free restorative materials.

 

We rarely use amalgam or the old fashioned silver fillings, although there may be instances where it is appropriate to use amalgam. The beauty of using composite filling materials is that they are tooth coloured and adhesive, unlike amalgam. This means they bond into the tooth and actually help strengthen the tooth.

Dental Hygiene & Prevention

Preventive care plays a large part at The Gentle Dental Practice in East Molesey. Anita, your dental hygienist carries out a lot of this care by education in tooth brushing instruction and diet as well as providing gum treatments and preventive treatments such as fluoride applications and fissure sealants.

 

Anita also works to treat more advanced gum disease which may entail deep cleaning of gums, however, she will always commence with the preventive aspects, good oral hygiene, brushing and interdental cleansing methods.

Children

Children are very much welcome at The Gentle Dental Practice and we encourage you to visit with your children soon from birth. The sooner we see your children, the sooner we can ensure they receive the correct advice and care to remain decay free for life.

 

We can offer appointments with Anita, the dental hygienist for preventive care and treatments such as fluoride applications and fissure sealants. If treatment is required, such as dental filings, then our dentists are extremely experienced in putting children at their ease and of course we generally restore teeth using the tooth coloured materials.