General Dentistry

General dental treatment at The White House Dental Practice, Heswall, Wirral

Treatments and Services Available

Initial Consultation

After being welcomed to the practice by our reception team you will be given a tour of the practice to familiarise yourself with the facilities.

We would ask you to fill in a medical history form and a short questionnaire so we are fully informed of your requirements.

A thorough examination will then be carried out by your dental surgeon and we will discuss our findings and give you as much information as you require to plan your future care.

We aim to give you a comprehensive breakdown of all your treatment options including the pros and cons of each one, following which, a full estimate will be given. We aim to develop a partnership with you so that you have complete faith in our advice and that you are fully involved at all times with your treatment decisions.

We report on how healthy each patient is in the areas shown opposite and give you any advice necessary to improve or maintain your dental health.

Contact us to arrange an initial appointment

Twelve Point Oral Health Check

1. Do you have any concerns regarding your teeth and gums?

2. Has there been any change in your medical status?

3. Lifestyle risks, e.g. smoking and alcohol

4. Progress Check

5. How do you feel about the appearance of your teeth and gums?

6. Extra oral check - health of joints/glands

7. Health of teeth

8. Health and stability of restorations

9. Health of gums

10. Oral Cancer Screening.

11. Plaque

12. Hidden Areas, e.g. x-ray examination

General Dentistry

We offer a full range of dental services to meet the whole of the families needs. Including routine dental check-ups, fillings, extractions, fissure sealants, dentures and many others.

 

Hygiene Services and Preventive Advice

As a practice dedicated to the promotion of good oral health, our dental hygienists can help you with all aspects of caring for your teeth and gums. They work closely with the dentists to prevent and treat gum disease and they are able to advise suitable dental products for your individual needs.

We now believe that good home-care habits are essential for long term health of the heart and other organs as well as in order to prevent dental problems. Hygienists work with patients on the skills and habits they need to stay healthy; stay filling free and keep their teeth for life.

Emergency Dental Care

Toothache can be extremely unpleasant and if you are unfortunate to suffer with an acute problem we can virtually guarantee that you will be seen on the same day for the provision of emergency treatment. All our dentists have emergency spaces allocated on every session to ensure that you have excellent access to our services.

We also provide ‘Out of Hours’ cover for our registered patients 365 days a year.

Child Dental Care

Children are born free of dental disease, yet by adulthood a significant proportion of the population has active gum disease and most people have experienced some tooth decay or even tooth loss. Our aim is to provide your child with the best dental care available to secure their dental health. We ask parents to bring their children with them from birth so that we can help them to grow up free from dental disease.

Implants

A dental implant is an artificial replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Implants are made from titanium and are placed into the bone which heals around the implant by a process known as osseointegration. After a period of healing, the implant is restored with a crown, bridge or denture.

Implants are in many cases the treatment of choice for replacing single or multiple missing teeth and can also be used to secure loose dentures.

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments)

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is required when the nerve or the blood supply to a tooth has been lost through decay or injury.

If treatment is not carried out then the root canal system may become infected and lead to the formation of an abscess. The treatment involves the thorough cleaning and shaping of the inside of the tooth before sealing the root canal. A thin rubber sheet (rubber dam) is placed over the tooth during treatment which isolates the tooth and increases the overall success rate of the treatment. In most cases the treated tooth will be restored with some form of crown to protect the tooth in the long term.

Most people may have fears of ‘root canal treatment’, however in virtually all cases the treatment is completely painless and some of our patients have actually fallen asleep during the procedure!

Crowns and Bridges

A crown (or cap) is an artificial restoration which is fitted over a prepared tooth to restore the shape and function which may have been lost due to extensive filling or trauma.

A bridge is simply two or more crowns which are linked together to replace missing teeth. The bridge is usually attached to teeth at either side of the missing tooth.

Crowns and bridges can be made from a variety of materials including gold, porcelain bonded to metal and ceramic.

The advances in ceramic technology now allow us to replace tooth structure with extremely strong materials that very closely resemble natural teeth.