General Dentistry

Here at Red House Dental we are pleased to offer a complete range of general and advanced dental treatments to help you and your family maintain a healthy and fully functional mouth.

Our dental professionals are here to guide you through your dental journey and your treatment choices.

Having regular dental examinations can help prevent pain and maintain good oral health.

During your examination, we will

  • address your concerns
  • ask you details on your oral health routine and dietary habits. This is key in helping you prevent dental problems from occurring in the future and maintaining a healthy mouth.
  • as well as your teeth, check your facial structures and jaw for discrepancies, for signs of gum disease and anything unusual with the soft tissues of your mouth. As dentists we are ideally placed to check for signs of oral cancers that can occur in the mouth.
  • advise dental x-rays if it is necessary.
  • analyse your results and formulate your personalised care plan with you.

Typically, we recommend a dental examination every six months, but we may vary the frequency depending on your personal oral health and circumstances.

Get in touch with the team at Red House Dental on 01923 265767 to begin your dental journey with us.

Our dental hygienists are an integral part of attaining and maintaining excellent oral health. A good oral care regime at home will help towards reducing risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our hygienists work hand in hand with our dentists and we recommend an appointment when you book in to see our dentists.

During your dental hygiene visit, our hygienist will

  • carry out a thorough assessment of your gums. Detailed records will be kept to help us monitor the health of your gums at future appointments.
  • use special tools to clean your teeth and gums to remove tartar and surface staining. Patients will have differing needs when it comes to the health of their gums and visits will vary accordingly. Treatments range from a routine scale and polish to treatments for more advanced gum problems.
  • guide you to follow a good oral care routine at home.
  • help you to improve your oral health care by providing guidance on topics such as diet, alcohol consumption, smoking and how to floss and brush your teeth correctly.

We may increase the frequency of your hygiene visits on a needs basis, or refer you to a specialist dentist where the gum disease is severe.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums, or maybe have not been seeing the hygienist regularly, book in with our team today on 01923 265767. We look forward to helping you keep your oral health firmly on track.

To treat a cavity, we will need to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area where the decay was removed. Tooth restorations also known as ‘fillings’ are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down.

If decay is left untreated, this can progress quite quickly to compromise the integrity of the tooth and lead to a root canal infection and potentially the loss of the tooth. To prevent this, our dentists will check for signs of decay when you come in for your regular dental examinations.

Strong tooth coloured resin materials are used to restore the tooth. Traditional amalgam fillings are used in some circumstances. This will maintain the integrity of the tooth, help to prevent further decay and in the case of a tooth coloured filling, look just like your natural tooth.

Dental crowns are custom made sleeves designed to disguise, protect and maintain damaged teeth, including holding together cracked teeth. Crowns ultimately work to increase the lifespan of a tooth where the damage is more extensive and cannot be fixed with a filling alone. Crowns can also be used to enhance a smile where the structure of the tooth has been damaged. They are constructed from modern tooth coloured ceramic materials or in a conventional gold or metal alloy.

The process involves preparation of the tooth, and impressions taken which are then used by an external laboratory to produce a custom made crown for the tooth. The new crown is then fitted onto the tooth with a dental cement, trimmed and polished.

Our main objective is to preserve your teeth for a lifetime. However, where damage is extensive and the prognosis for the tooth is poor, extraction may be necessary.

Where we need to proceed with an extraction, we will use a local anaesthetic to ensure that the area of the mouth is numb. In most cases, you will not feel more than a sensation of pressure as the dentist manipulates the tooth before it is removed.

Where a tooth has been extracted, we may recommend that you consider a suitable method to replace it; for example, a dental implant, denture, or a bridge where it is beneficial. Benefits and risks of treatments advised will always be discussed with you.

A traditional and conservative way of replacing lost teeth is with a full or partial denture.

Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic) which sometimes incorporate metal in the framework. They fit snugly over the gums to replace the missing teeth and eliminate problems caused by gaps. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap may tilt into the space over time. Dentures work to improve these concerns and improve the appearance of your smile.

They can be used as an immediate measure to replace a tooth which needs to be extracted, although this immediate denture will need to be replaced eventually as the area heals and changes shape. They can also be used as an interim measure if you would like implants in the long term, but are not quite ready for them yet.

Those with existing dentures may find their once comfortable and snug denture becomes uncomfortable and loose, as the shape of our mouths change over time. These dentures may need to be replaced.

Modern dentures are more effective and comfortable than those from the past. With these newer materials, we aim to make dentures as un-intrusive in the mouth as possible.

If you have missing teeth, we will discuss the best way forward for you, considering all options. For most dentures, you will require four appointments over a six-week period. These appointments will be used to take detailed records and impressions of your mouth, so your denture is of an optimal fit.