Dental Emergencies and New Patients
We have long held a great reputation for looking after patients with dental emergencies in the borough. We can even offer emergency appointments for new patients. If you, or a visiting friend or relation, needs urgent dental treatment, we can usually see you on the day, or almost always within 24 hours.
The practice is open everyday, including Saturday and Sunday mornings, offering a true seven days a week service.
Our friendly dentists enjoy meeting new patients, and we welcome all patients from their first tooth to beyond their last!
Please telephone our receptionists on the number below to arrange an appointment.
We look forward to seeing all new and existing patients.
Our receptionists are very welcoming and we provide comfortable seating area with magazines to read whilst you wait.
If you are anxious patients, we can arrange for you to be seen promptly and offer the first appointment of the day to make you feel at ease.
We will not tell you off, if you have not seen a dentist for a long time because we understand work and life can get in the way!
Private & Denplan patients:
Private patients have access to earliest appointment of the day starting at 8.15, weekend appointments and emergency slots on a daily basis.
We welcome all new NHS patients to register, especially children whom we put extra time aside for during school holidays.
What to expect on your first visit
Greeted by receptionist with a medical history form to fill. Please bring prescription list if extensive.
A discussion with the dentist about any concerns you have about your teeth or your oral health.
A thorough examination will be carried out assessing:
- Jaw joint; clicks or tenderness
- Mouth cancer screening and soft tissue checks. We screen for signs of mouth cancer and other diseases of the soft tissues of your mouth (tongue, cheeks, lips, palate and floor of mouth)
- Teeth and fillings
- Tooth wear
Gum health; Basic periodontal score to measure presence of inflammation, mobility of teeth and plaque amount.
X-Rays to assess presence of decay, bone support levels and investigate any issues raised.
Assess condition of crowns, bridges, veneers and any exisiting dentures.
Treatment planning to discuss routine treatment needed, cosmetic treatments you desire or we believe would enhance your smile.
At the end a recall interval would be provided on how often you should return and whether hygiene appointments are necessary.