There are a number of reasons why you might wish to visit our dentist in Nailsea, and only one of those reasons may concern any pain or discomfort you’re feeling in your mouth. You might have missing teeth from past trauma, injury or age, or you might desire your teeth to be a shade whiter. Maybe you’re suffering from jaw problems and sensitive teeth, or perhaps you’ve got an underbite. Whatever the reason for your dental insecurity, it is our passion here at Nailsea Dental Practice to get you on your journey to confidence. Using our experience and knowledge, we’ll do everything we can to put you at ease and help fix your problems.
In this short article, our dentist in Nailsea will answer some of the most common questions asked by patients, as well as discuss dental treatments that might be right for you and the benefits they provide.
I need help with my dental hygiene, what do you suggest?
The first thing our dentist in Nailsea will ask you about at an appointment is your oral hygiene routine. We’re happy to recommend some toothpastes and brushes to you, as well as set out an oral hygiene schedule for you to stick to. When you need your teeth deep cleaned, however, we can set up a dental hygiene appointment, with the intention of removing plaque build-up in the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. We will start by assessing your teeth and gums to see how much plaque needs to be removed, before going ahead with the treatment assisted by special equipment and pastes. You may know this process as ‘scaling and polishing’. We recommend that you attend these kinds of appointments on a regular basis to keep on top of your oral health, and we’re always happy to answer any concerns you might have.
Can you help with emergency dental problems?
Yes, we can! If you have chipped or broken a tooth, or are suffering from extreme pain, we’ll fit you in as soon as possible for an emergency dental appointment. The sooner you are seen by a member of our team, the quicker we can help to limit discomfort. During your emergency dental appointment, we will examine the injured area and take any X-rays that are necessary. We will then numb the area with a local anaesthetic and ensure that it is sterilised to avoid infection. In the event that the damage is severe, we may have to extract the tooth, otherwise we will restore the damaged tooth on either a temporary or permanent basis.
How can I improve bad breath?
Bad breath can happen to anyone, especially after eating or drinking foods that have a strong scent. If the bad breath persists even after cleaning your teeth, though, there could be a deeper problem such as gum disease, or a medical problem such as a throat, nose or lung infection. When you come in to see us, we will take a detailed dental history before moving forward with our treatment. In the event that you need help taking care of your teeth, we will advise you on the best way to keep them at optimal health. Having fresh breath allows you to feel more confident, as well as indicates good oral hygiene.
We’re here for you when you need us! Call us to schedule an appointment, or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.