General dentistry

To maintain a happy – healthy smile

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Prevention

Dr. Tosun Dental Clinic provides preventive treatments for all family members. What this means is we aim to provide treatments to reduce the risk of dental disease. Along with dental screening we offer dietary and oral hygiene advice along with fluoride treatments being an integral part of our maintenance programme. Maddie, our dental hygienist offers preventive programmes for all ages as we understand the value of preventing disease, as well as tailored packages to whiten and enhance your smile.

Dental hygiene is about taking care of your teeth and mouth through daily teeth brushing and flossing as well as good nutrition and hydration. A trip to the dental hygienist regularly can ensure the health of your teeth and gums for the foreseeable future, giving you the tools to develop excellent habits. Bleeding gums are the first sign of gum disease, so seeing a hygienist regularly gives you the peace of mind that any issues can be spotted and addressed early on.

You will have a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and gums and a thorough cleaning. The hygienist will discuss with you any of the findings made and with your consent can refer you for any further treatment required.

It’s a gentle way to ease yourself into the good habits you need to maintain healthy teeth for life. We consider you dental hygiene appointments to be as important as your dental examination and screening.

Dental hygiene

Periodontal Disease
(Gum Disease)

Often painless gum disease can remain symptomless or you may notice bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, swollen gums and sensitive teeth. Thousands of bacteria live in our mouths. Most are harmless, but some release toxins which cause damage to the supporting structures of our teeth.

Following a comprehensive dental examination our dental hygienist can provide treatment, whether that be full mouth detox or specific periodontal therapy; treatment to remove the bacteria and toxins causing gum infection and damage. Gum disease is highly complex and progressive. Left untreated can lead to tooth loss

Fillings are commonly used to treat cavities, but they are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.

In our clinic, we use high quality composite filling material with wide range of tooth colours allowing near-invisible restoration of teeth.

  • They look more aesthetically pleasing since they match your natural tooth colour and appearance.
  • They require less drilling (preparation) so not as much tooth structure needs to be removed.
  • They set in seconds instead of days like other materials.
  • They bond to the tooth giving it greater strength, which helps prevent breaks and supports your natural tooth
  • They can be repaired if damaged.

Fillings

Endodontic treatment
(Root canal)

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected caused by either deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip or an injury to a tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

The procedure is no more invasive than a regular filling. It involves removing the damaged parts in the tooth thoroughly disinfecting the entire area then refilling the tooth to a fully functioning condition. In our clinic we use the latest technology which facilitates the preparation of the dental roots for optimal filling.

Unfortunately, if the dental pulp of a tooth is infected, the only alternative to endodontic treatment is extraction. Whenever possible we always try to save natural teeth. Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

With proper care and treatment, natural teeth should last a lifetime. At Dr. Tosun Dental Clinic, we aim to preserve and save natural teeth whenever possible.

However, in some cases, an extraction may be unavoidable, possibly due to: severe decay, trauma, or severe gum infection. Extraction may also be necessary for orthodontic space creation.

Modern dentistry has made the whole procedure of tooth extraction almost painless and our team ensure a calm and gentle process.

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Extraction