Dental Treatments in Swindon, WiltshireCheney Manor Dental Practice provides a variety of dental treatments for customers in Swindon, Wiltshire, and the surrounding areas. Obtain services from a dentist in your local area.
This is the process often referred to as a 'check-up'. The need for a regular examination is so important in order to detect any problems as early as possible—such as decay or gum disease—and take measures to prevent the problem from becoming serious, saving you time and money.
The dentist will also perform a head and neck examination and examine your mouth for any indication of oral cancer, diabetes or any vitamin deficiencies. X-rays may be taken if necessary and the dentist will assess whether it is beneficial for you to see the hygienist.
Regular check-ups and hygienist appointments can play a vital role in helping you prevent tooth, mouth, and breath problems.
Our hygienists work alongside our dentists and recommend regular sessions not only to ensure that you have the build-up of deposits and plaque removed from your teeth. They also allow us to assess and instruct you on the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, preventing problems from occurring in the future. Advice and support given on:
• Dietary and nutritional advice
• Smoking cessation
• Brushing techniques
If you experience swelling, bleeding, or trauma and require emergency treatment then please telephone the practice as soon as possible.
The dentist will endeavour to see you within the same day or within a 24 hour period to assess and advise the problem. Treatment may be started to relieve you from pain or a prescription may be issued if necessary.
Tooth coloured fillings blend in with the natural shade of your teeth and are far less obtrusive than amalgam (metal) fillings.
A filling replaces parts of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or accidental damage. Most fillings are tooth coloured, carefully selected to match the original shade and shape of the tooth.
A filling will normally be carried out under local anaesthetic. The affected area will be cleared of decay or loose filling, the tooth will be washed and dried.
Then the filling will be inserted and smoothed before a bright light is applied to set the filling. The filling will then be trimmed and polished.
Crowns are a more attractive and functional way of repairing broken teeth than a large filling, making it look and function as a natural tooth.
Crowns can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discoloured teeth. The tooth is prepared and impressions taken on the first visit which is then sent to the dental lab for a crown to be made. You will need to return to have the crown fitted within two weeks. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as 'caps'.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess.
If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal.
Second Stage Root Treatment
The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist, at the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained.
The root canal is then cleaned and shaped, a temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.