At Heasley Dental we offer a number of different dental treatments. These include preventative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, children’s dentistry, root canal therapy (endodontics), wisdom teeth removal, dentures, extractions and emergency treatments. We also offer sedation options for those patients with a fear of dentists or dental procedures.
At Heasley Dental we encourage preventive techniques - helping you to understand how to maintain good oral hygiene therefore preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
We highly recommend brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily and having an annual dental exam and clean. X-Rays are generally recommended every two-three years.
When a tooth breaks or has a cavity it will require restoration. Restorative options include fillings (amalgam or composite), veneers and crowns.
Your dentist will assess the tooth and discuss which options are appropriate for your individual case.
On your initial appointment the dentist will locate the offending tooth and take an x-ray in order to show the roots of the tooth, to see how far the decay has travelled and if there is an abscess present. A course of antibiotics may be given to clear the abscess before the treatment is started as the abscess will reoccur if the treatment is NOT carried out.’
If there is enough room in the mouth the wisdom teeth will come through (erupt) in a useful position and there will only be minor discomfort as they erupt. However, wisdom teeth can cause problems if there is not enough room in the mouth, as the wisdom tooth erupts at an angle and gets stuck against the tooth in front; the dentist will describe this as 'Impacted'.
Dentures are kept in place by either using clasps which anchor around neighbouring teeth or by the dentures’ natural suction. On occasions a denture fixative or glue is recommended to aid in keeping the denture in place.
If the socket does start to bleed after you have left the dental practice, place a clean tissue or handkerchief over the extraction site and apply pressure by biting down, the bleeding will normally stop within a few minutes. Again do NOT disturb the blood clot.
The underlying issue is that whatever phobia patients may have, they will often choose to neglect dental treatment because of this phobia and thus create more damage to the teeth. Sedation not only helps the patient but also greatly assists the dentists as they are able to carry out the procedure with greater cooperation from a relaxed patient.