NHS Dentist will provide you with clinically necessary oral hygiene treatment on the NHS.
All periodontal treatment required for the health of your gums will always be provided on the NHS at this practice. You will never be expected to pay privately for clinically necessary treatment
There are those patients who have more serious periodontal problems. The dentist can then refer their patient to the hygienist with a view to performing a longer periodontal treatment, known as a prolonged period or ’10C’. This consists of two further appointments. This is available on the NHS.
If you would like to see one of our hygienists for cosmetic reasons only, this will cost you £35.00 for a 20 minute appointment. You may see your hygienist for a cosmetic clean without seeing your dentist again within one year of your last check up appointment. You may call reception and make the appointment up to four times in a calendar year. After the year is up, you will have to have a check up with your dentist before making any further appointments with the hygienist. This is because a hygienist only works under the instructions of a dentist and a dentist must check your medical condition every 12 months.
Treatment consists of removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, cleaning out the pockets between the teeth and the gums and polishing the teeth.
NOTE: These appointments are NOT prescribed for cosmetic reasons and do NOT include scaling and polishing.
Keeping your teeth and gums clean. Good oral hygiene will prevent dental decay, periodontal disease and is essential for preserving gums and the bone which keeps your teeth secure in your mouth. If you smoke, you are likely to have dental problems. You are urged in the strongest terms to stop smoking. If you continue to smoke you are likely to lose teeth. Your doctor can prescribe help for you to give-up smoking.
Toothbrush – consider a powered brush OR choose a manual toothbrush which