Our dental practice prioritises pain relief and problems.
And, of course, we diagnose, develop a treatment plan and treat all other oral health issues.
If someone is in trouble the particular problem must be diagnosed and treated before further care is offered – although it would be remiss even at such a time to ignore other obvious potential sources of pain.
So, a comprehensive dental examination might be suggested.
Science has shown that dental disease prevention is possible*1.
We believe that this means working with our patients to control existing disease and providing information and coaching in order to control the process which would inevitably cause further dental disease.
We want our patients to have lasting good dental health. But, the information we provide is not intended as a lecture as we certainly do not want our patients to feel guilty about their oral health. We offer guidance and hope.
It is a fact that the best treatment we can offer is a poor substitute for intact oral tissue and teeth. Having said this, and if or when teeth, gums or jaws need help, we aim to provide treatment which will not cause further disease or ignore existing fillings that are actually promoting disease.
This is particularly important as it can lead to periodontal (gum health) disease.
Real teeth work much better than false teeth so treatment recommendations will always consider the consequences to the working system of teeth, gums, muscles and jaw joints.