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What is general dentistry in Leicester?
General dentistry refers to the range of range of dental treatments that protect and care for your oral health.
At Oakdale Dental we believe in a preventative approach to dentistry – with regular dental check-ups, dental hygiene and restorative treatments being essential to the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease.
We welcome new patients at Oakdale Dental. We accept patients from Enderby, Oadby, Wigston, Glenfield, Groby, Thurmaston, Birstall and throughout Leicester.
At your first appointment we will ask you to fill out some information regarding your general and medical health and history. One of our professional dentists will then conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, mouth and gums. If necessary, we may take x-rays or images of your teeth. This helps us to get a better picture of your dental health and how we can best care for your teeth and gums going forward.
We offer two types of dental memberships which means that from just 71p a day, you can enjoy many benefits including routine dental examinations along with discounts on other dental treatments.
Regular dental check-ups
We recommend seeing our patients for regular dental check-ups every 6 to 12 months.
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We understand that many patients are practicing social distancing and may not want to visit the surgery
for dental consultations.
As a result, we’ve introduced e-consultations, eliminating any risk when discussing your dental treatment
Restorative dental treatments at Oakdale Dental
Breaking a tooth or teeth can be painful and unsightly. It can really knock your confidence and you will want to get it fixed quickly. There are a number of ways to repair a broken tooth and this will depend on such things as how bad the break is, which tooth has been broken and how many teeth are damaged. If you have chipped a tooth it can often be repaired with a filling. If the chip is to one of the front teeth it could be fixed through a process called bonding which uses a tooth-coloured composite resin.
Crowns In A Day
A crown is tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the tooth. It can be used if you have a broken tooth or a tooth that has been damaged by decay. Traditionally a crown is prepared by taking moulds or impressions of your broken tooth and fitting the crown at a later date. But thanks to a relatively new CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) system, crowns can now be fitted in a day.
No gooey impressions are taken, a digital 3D scan is taken of the tooth instead. The crown, made of ceramic can be rapidly milled within minutes. This eliminates the need for a second appointment. Ceramic crowns are strong, life-like restorations which can restore broken down teeth beautifully.
Root Fillings Or
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment involves removing all of the infection from within the tooth, filling and sealing it to prevent further infection and to eliminate pain. Once the infection from within the tooth is treated, the infection around the tooth is resolved too.
It is essential to keep gums just as healthy as teeth. If they are neglected, and the teeth are not adequately cleaned, the bacteria in the mouth stick together to form disease causing plaque. The plaque causes inflammation in the gums that we call gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated it can develop into periodontitis where the gum pulls away from the tooth forming pockets which contain bacteria and can become infected.