TREATMENTS TO MAINTAIN GUMS AND A VIBRANT SMILE
Our ethos says that treatment should be phased to deliver prevention and disease control before attempting to repair the damage with restorative dentistry. The prevention and disease control is the main task of the hygienist service.
The hygienists provide control of periodontal disease by performing root surface debridement, root planing and irrigating periodontal pockets with the aim of reducing inflammation. They will advise on an appropriate oral hygiene regime for you to use at home.
The preventative nurse can perform plaque, saliva and bacterial tests and apply the more concentrated fluorides for non-operative treatment of early caries or in older patients to in-operable root caries lesions. This can also help those patients with sensitive roots.
Meet Our Team
Laurie Osu-DuncanTherapist GDC number: 243455
Dr Rishi GognaDentist GDC number: 244773
Dr Bill PowellDentist GDC number: GDC 64949
Cathy RobertsTherapist GDC number: 139264
Dr Tilly BrindleDentist GDC number: 277266
Dr Vipin SyalDentist GDC number: 66640
Dr Craig YipDentist GDC number: 243834
Shanie WignallTherapist GDC number: 193626
Jane McMillinDental Hygienist GDC number: 4009
Justine CurranTherapist GDC number: 5830
Dr Katie WilliamsDentist GDC number: 150589
Dr Jack DuthiePrincipal Dentist GDC number: 245173
Dr Lisa DuthieDentist GDC number: 191366
Dr Marie-Louise DuthiePrincipal Dentist GDC number: 80585
Tim ForshawTherapist GDC number: 278441
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients seen on the NHS need an assessment from the dentist on each course of treatment. Patients of our practice can see the hygienist as part of Denplan or Privately without first seeing the dentist.
Healthy gums don’t bleed, so if you see blood when you brush or floss your teeth, it could be a sign that you are developing gum disease. Book in to see our team for further advice and treatment.
Also known as gingivitis, gum disease affects at least 50% of adults. It can cause bad breath and red, swollen and bleeding gums. If left untreated it can lead to receding gums and eventually tooth loss. That’s why it’s important to find effective ways to stop gum disease in its tracks.
Yes we can offer air abrasion to those patients who are suitable for a deeper clean.