Tooth Extraction

Some patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause intense pain. This is alleviated by having them removed surgically. One area in which it is possible for dentists to specialise in oral surgery, an umbrella term for all dental procedures involving surgery, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. It is always important to get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you.

Tooth extractions typically involve the following:

  1. Before the procedure, you may require an x-ray of your teeth.
  2. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you may be given a local anesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.
  3. Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment to extract teeth with the utmost care and your recovery can be surprisingly quick.
  4. In the case of wisdom tooth extractions, you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. In cases of advanced gum disease or periodontitis, antibiotics will be prescribed to reduce the risk of further infection.
  • Safe and sterile procedure.
  • Quick recovery and healing time with reduced infection risk.
  • Sustained good oral health

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10 hours ago

Together Dental

Are you prone to teeth grinding or clenching? You are not alone! Our number two trend for 2021 is Bruxism.

Patients presenting with Bruxism; more commonly known as teeth grinding and clenching have doubled in 2020. Unfortunately, we expect to see the knock-on effects of this perpetuate throughout 2021 as our levels of stress remain high. Bruxism has two different forms: Grinding and clenching. Grinding is when you move the upper and lower set of teeth against each other. Clenching is when you tightly grip teeth together, but there is no movement – its static and you often can’t hear it. Grinding wears down the teeth and will leave tell-tale wear and tear which will be visible to the dentist. You may also be able to hear the faint sound of someone grinding their teeth. Clenching could cause damage to teeth but may manifest more as muscle pain and headaches. In more extreme cases this can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or the facial muscles that can be painful and limit the ability to open the mouth during flare ups.

Go and see your dentist if you think you might have Bruxism, they can help!
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Are you prone to teeth grinding or clenching? You are not alone! Our number two trend for 2021 is Bruxism. 

Patients presenting with Bruxism; more commonly known as teeth grinding and clenching have doubled in 2020. Unfortunately, we expect to see the knock-on effects of this perpetuate throughout 2021 as our levels of stress remain high. Bruxism has two different forms: Grinding and clenching. Grinding is when you move the upper and lower set of teeth against each other. Clenching is when you tightly grip teeth together, but there is no movement – its static and you often can’t hear it. Grinding wears down the teeth and will leave tell-tale wear and tear which will be visible to the dentist. You may also be able to hear the faint sound of someone grinding their teeth. Clenching could cause damage to teeth but may manifest more as muscle pain and headaches. In more extreme cases this can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or the facial muscles that can be painful and limit the ability to open the mouth during flare ups.

Go and see your dentist if you think you might have Bruxism, they can help!

1 day ago

Together Dental

Together Dental is made up of a dedicated team with a shared vision and values. Our people are incredibly skilled, and have spent so many years training and sharing their knowledge. At the same time we all recognise that the local community is at the very heart of every dental practice, and that we should always remain a valued community resource.

We want to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who make our team great and here about their career journeys. Meet Dr Aditi Patel:

Aditi grew up Eastbourne, Sussex and has been part of the Together Dental for 14 years. She trained at Barts and Royal London University and is a Member of Royal College of Surgeons. She has taught overseas dentists to qualify for their ORE examinations. She was a Senior House Officer at Barts and the Royal London hospital in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery where she experienced facial trauma surgery, head, neck and oral surgery and also became skilful in complexities of dental extractions. Following this Aditi spent a year here as a senior house officer in Restorative dentistry furthering her skills in this field.

She says; “I have been lucky enough to have a fantastic career already working in dental academia. I love restorative dentistry and have worked with complex extractions of curved roots and other very difficult cases. It is all great experience because when I come to manage really complex conditions then everything in day to day practice seems so much easier!”

“I have trained under, and worked with some of the most renowned, experienced consultant dental surgeons in the UK. I reached a point where I wanted to come back into general practice to build stronger and more-long term relationships with my patients and offer my skills back to people in the community. I’m a people person and always liked the practice setting and because of my experience I can give my patients the very best clinical and academic information.”

“I made such a right decision choosing Together Dental. Since then they have just been so lovely. Sanjay and Mayur made things so smooth in any transitions and practice upgrades that we have gone through. It’s a testament to their ethical values and ways of working that we have such a supportive and constructive atmosphere throughout.”

“In every meeting that I have with Mayur (Clinical Director) he always tells me something new and interesting. They are always looking forward, it’s always positive, and I have always felt very much supported throughout my time here.”

“You don’t always get business owners like that really. I feel like they are my dental family. Even though I may not speak to them all of the time I know that they are there, which is very important in dentistry.”

“As a dentist we do have to keep up to date. Together Dental provide me with basic things like CPR and webinars, through to further training, they are proactive in looking for great new up to date education and furthering our skills which is great for the dental team.”

“Because I have been in my practice for a long time, I feel I have created rapport and trust organically with my patients during this time. This has meant that many more attend regularly and so they become dentally fit. It’s lovely to have dentists that stay for a long time. Patients like the continuity and it’s better for their dental health.”

“If I wasn’t a dentist, I would work in something creative or be an artist. Being a dentist is a fantastic career because it’s a healing profession. Pain is the worst thing a person can have so to heal and get people out of pain is a spiritual gift and important to me. Being a dentist is scientific but also a form of art too.”

“In this profession you have control over your career and progression. I feel like I high achieved a lot and have surpassed many of my male contemporaries. For younger dentists they are going to get a lot of support, make a lot of dental colleagues that become friends to take forward throughout life which is nice. They will also be in a great atmosphere to progress their dental career. I often give advice to more junior dentists. We are all here to help each other.”
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Together Dental is made up of a dedicated team with a shared vision and values. Our people are incredibly skilled, and have spent so many years training and sharing their knowledge. At the same time we all recognise that the local community is at the very heart of every dental practice, and that we should always remain a valued community resource. 

We want to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who make our team great and here about their career journeys. Meet Dr Aditi Patel: 
 
Aditi grew up Eastbourne, Sussex and has been part of the Together Dental for 14 years. She trained at Barts and Royal London University and is a Member of Royal College of Surgeons. She has taught overseas dentists to qualify for their ORE examinations. She was a Senior House Officer at Barts and the Royal London hospital in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery where she experienced facial trauma surgery, head, neck and oral surgery and also became skilful in complexities of dental extractions. Following this Aditi spent a year here as a senior house officer in Restorative dentistry furthering her skills in this field.
 
She says; “I have been lucky enough to have a fantastic career already working in dental academia. I love restorative dentistry and have worked with complex extractions of curved roots and other very difficult cases. It is all great experience because when I come to manage really complex conditions then everything in day to day practice seems so much easier!”
 
“I have trained under, and worked with some of the most renowned, experienced consultant dental surgeons in the UK. I reached a point where I wanted to come back into general practice to build stronger and more-long term relationships with my patients and offer my skills back to people in the community. I’m a people person and always liked the practice setting and because of my experience I can give my patients the very best clinical and academic information.”
 
“I made such a right decision choosing Together Dental. Since then they have just been so lovely. Sanjay and Mayur made things so smooth in any transitions and practice upgrades that we have gone through. It’s a testament to their ethical values and ways of working that we have such a supportive and constructive atmosphere throughout.”
 
“In every meeting that I have with Mayur (Clinical Director) he always tells me something new and interesting. They are always looking forward, it’s always positive, and I have always felt very much supported throughout my time here.”
 
“You don’t always get business owners like that really. I feel like they are my dental family. Even though I may not speak to them all of the time I know that they are there, which is very important in dentistry.”
 
“As a dentist we do have to keep up to date. Together Dental provide me with basic things like CPR and webinars, through to further training, they are proactive in looking for great new up to date education and furthering our skills which is great for the dental team.”
 
“Because I have been in my practice for a long time, I feel I have created rapport and trust organically with my patients during this time. This has meant that many more attend regularly and so they become dentally fit. It’s lovely to have dentists that stay for a long time. Patients like the continuity and it’s better for their dental health.”
 
“If I wasn’t a dentist, I would work in something creative or be an artist. Being a dentist is a fantastic career because it’s a healing profession. Pain is the worst thing a person can have so to heal and get people out of pain is a spiritual gift and important to me. Being a dentist is scientific but also a form of art too.”
 
“In this profession you have control over your career and progression. I feel like I high achieved a lot and have surpassed many of my male contemporaries. For younger dentists they are going to get a lot of support, make a lot of dental colleagues that become friends to take forward throughout life which is nice. They will also be in a great atmosphere to progress their dental career. I often give advice to more junior dentists. We are all here to help each other.”

5 days ago

Together Dental

Regular hygienist treatments play a vital role in protecting your oral health. Giving you a sparkling clean smile and fresh breath, as well as spotting any issues before they become serious. Book your hygiene appointment today www.together.dental/treatments/hygiene-airpolish/ ... See MoreSee Less

Regular hygienist treatments play a vital role in protecting your oral health. Giving you a sparkling clean smile and fresh breath, as well as spotting any issues before they become serious. Book your hygiene appointment today www.together.dental/treatments/hygiene-airpolish/
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