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NHS Treatment

FREE DENTAL EXAMINATION

At Green Apple Dental Studio we offer free dental examinations to all our patients.

A dental examinations measures all aspects of the mouth. Your dentist will examine all your teeth, the soft and hard tissue, the tongue and back of the mouth. The dentist will make sure that there are no abnormalities and deal with it accordingly should anything show up.

TREATING GUM DISEASE

The best way to treat gum disease is to practise good oral hygiene, although additional dental and medical treatments are sometimes necessary.

At Green Apple Dental Studio we consider gum disease a very serious dental condition as you could potentially loose all your teeth if left untreated. We approach treatment of gum disease based on the severity of the condition and they could be one of the following:

Good Oral Hygiene: It is important to know how to use a tooth brush and floss properly. This is essential to prevent gum diease.
Scale and Polish: This removes plaque and tartar as they could be responible for irritating the gums. Two visits may be required if amount of tartar present is moderate to severe. It is recommended that a scale and polish is required every 3 months following complex dental treatment and those with underlying gum disease.
Full Periodontal Treatment: This is a complex form of gum disease treatment where several visits are required and can take a minimum of 2 months before treatment is completed. This form of treatment is ideal for someone with moderate to severe type of gum disease.

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CHILD SMILE

The dental health of your child is considered very important at Green Apple Dental Studio. As with all dental practices, our practice is part of an NHS Child Smile Scheme where we start educating parents from the day a child is born.

Please visit Child Smile website for more details.

INTRAVENOUS SEDATION

Intravenous Conscious Sedation (aka “IV sedation”) is when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment.

What does it feel like? Will I be asleep?

A lot of dental offices and practices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep” when talking about IV sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. These terms are more descriptive of deep sedation. Deep sedation isn’t commonly used (in the U.K. at least), and is classified as general anaesthesia (even though sedation occurs on a continuum).

In reality, you remain conscious during conscious IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist.

However, you may not remember much (or anything at all) about what went on because of two things:

  1. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on.
  2. The drugs used for IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much of what happened. Many people remember nothing at all. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.

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FREE DENTURE REPAIR

All NHS patients are entitled to free denture repairs.

SURGICAL TREATMENT

At Green Apple Dental Studio, we carry out the majority of surgical procedures and these are:

Difficult Extractions Unfortunately some teeth have unusual shape which makes them difficult to extract. In these situations we are able to surgically remove the teeth with minimal damage to bone and the surrounding teeth.
Apicectomy When a root treated tooth with an infection does not heal, the next stage is a surgical procedure referred to as Apicectomy (or Apicoectomy).

This where the end of the roots of the tooth is accessed and the infection removed directly and then the end of the roots sealed.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth When a wisdom tooth causes discomfort over a long period of time, it will be considered for extraction. If the tooth is impacted, it means that it is in a difficult position to extract and will need surgical intervention to remove it.

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