Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that affects tissues that hold teeth in place. It is among the most common dental disorders that our dentists encounter. However, gum disease varies based on severity. Some of the symptoms of gum disease include swollen gums, red gums, and bleeding gums when flossing or brushing. Gingivitis is different from periodontitis. Gum disease that is left untreated for a long time advances and becomes periodontitis, which is a more severe condition. You can prevent or detect gum disease by learning about some of its causes. What are some of the causes of gum disease? One of the lesser known causes of gum disease is prescription medication. Some medications have adverse side effects on your mouth, such as reducing saliva production. It leaves your mouth dry, which encourages the spread of bacteria. If you have a concern about the health of your gums, make sure you discuss the prescription with your doctor. Similarly, make sure you talk to our NHS dentist in Oxford as soon as you notice any soreness, swelling or redness in your gums. Teeth can sometimes overlap and become crooked. A crowded mouth encourages a breeding ground for bacteria that cause gum disease. Bacteria build up more when you have misaligned teeth, which harms your gums and teeth. You can prevent this by taking extra care of your misaligned teeth by brushing and flossing often. The ultimate solution, however, would be to visit an NHS dentist in Oxford for treatment for misaligned teeth. Plaque is a leading cause of gum disease. The mouth is filled with bacteria that form a...
No one likes going through the process of a tooth extraction. Besides, our NHS dentist in Oxford doesn’t like to recommend tooth extraction straight away, because our primary goal is often to save your natural teeth. But, a tooth removal or dental extraction is the best option in some situations. Our dentists recommend dental extraction when repair or maintenance of the affected tooth is impossible. Tooth extraction can be considered for different reasons. At our dental practice, here are some of the common reasons why we would recommend a tooth extraction. Reasons why we may consider removing your tooth You may have to visit us to receive a tooth extraction if you have a severely damaged tooth as a result of decay or infection. If decay or disease is detected early enough, we can fix the issue through other dental procedures. We can save your natural teeth in many instances. However, if you discover the infection or damage when it has gone too far, you are likely to require extraction. Significant trauma or injury is also a leading cause of teeth extractions because it can potentially damage other teeth and your gums. You need to schedule an appointment with our NHS dentist in Oxford for removal as soon as possible. Various things can cause an impacted tooth. For instance, teeth can fail to erupt properly due to a lack of enough space in your mouth. A tooth can also get twisted, displaced, or oddly angled as it is growing, due to a traumatic impact or an accident. When our NHS dentist in Oxford finds an impacted tooth that they...
A dental clinic within Oxford that acts under the National Health Service may have discounted prices available to a wide range of individuals (including students). What treatments do you offer at your NHS dentist in Oxford? At our dental clinic within Oxford, we are unique in the way that we offer a wide array of dental treatments. In terms of the variety of categories of dental work we offer, we offer both general, and cosmetic dentistry. In terms of our general dentistry, we offer fillings to our patients who may be suffering from cavities within the mouth (as well as offering onlays and inlays). At our clinic, we also offer crowns, these can be suitable for patients who are suffering from weak teeth, which may require strengthening. Do you offer orthodontic treatments at your NHS Dentist in Oxford? Yes! We are proud to say that as well as offering general forms of simple dentistry (such as check-ups for example) we also offer cosmetic dentistry (the most commonly desired form of cosmetic dentistry being teeth whitening) as well as orthodontic treatments. One example of orthodontic treatment we offer is Invisalign, as well as many other types of braces. Do you offer modern technology in terms of your dental treatments? In terms of dental technology, we offer the latest in equipment that allows patients to avoid the unpleasant invasiveness of having impressions made manually before receiving retainers, or Invisalign. We have an intraoral scanner which means that we can digitally capture three dimensional photos of your mouth. What are the advantages of using this modern scanner? One obvious advantage of using...
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.