What Kind of Treatments Are Covered under NHS Dentistry?
NHS dentistry is designed to help provide basic preventative dental care that will keep your teeth and gums healthy and free from disease, as well as treatments to correct any problems that may have developed. It also covers some appliances to replace missing teeth. Here at Ladbroke Grove Dental Care, we do offer NHS dentistry as we believe this is an important service for ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality dentistry.
Getting a Check-up under the NHS
A check-up with our NHS dentist in Ladbroke Grove is highly affordable and extremely worthwhile. During your check-up, all your tooth surfaces and the condition of your gums will be thoroughly assessed for any signs of active disease. We can also gently scale and polish your teeth to remove any hardened plaque or calculus that might be present and a fluoride treatment will help harden your teeth, reducing your risk of tooth decay. During your regular check-ups, we will need to periodically take dental x-rays as these will tell us the current condition of your dental health and helps us to identify any problems that might be present such as an infected tooth or tooth decay in the contact areas in between your teeth. We use the latest digital dental x-rays that are extremely safe.
Regular oral cancer screenings will also help keep you safe as our NHS dentist in Ladbroke Grove is specially trained to assess all the soft tissues in your mouth, including your tongue. Often the first signs of oral cancer are easily overlooked but early detection can greatly improve the prognosis, and treatment is far more straightforward and far more successful. Once your check-up is complete, we can discuss our findings with you. Hopefully it will be a matter of sending you on your way for another six months but if you need any essential treatment then this is also covered under the NHS.
Restorative Care for Damaged or Missing Teeth
Fillings and root canal treatments are all covered under the NHS for a very low cost. You can also get access to affordable dental restorations that include crowns, bridges and dentures. All these restorations are high quality and use long-lasting materials for great results. However if you wish to have the best aesthetic results, for instance for restoring a front tooth then you always have the option of going privately. That is one of the nice things about visiting our dental practice as you can choose which treatments you wish to have under the NHS and which treatments you might wish to pay a bit more for. For example, if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Ladbroke Grove then we can definitely help you.
If you are interested in registering with an NHS dentist in Ladbroke Grove then please give us a call to find out more as we are currently welcoming new patients. Some people may also be eligible for free NHS dental care and we can give you more advice when you contact us on 020 7727 9836.