Appointments

You can book an appointment by calling the practice during opening hours.

Alternatively, you can request an appointment now by using the online appointment request form. We will do our best to accommodate your choice of date and time and will contact you to confirm or seek alternative dates.

 

We will remind you of your next appointment either personally by telephone or via our computerised messaging system to your mobile phone or email address -  the choice is yours.


 


New Patients

New Patient Consultation

At this visit we will make recordings of the condition of your teeth and gums, usually with x-rays and digital pictures, to give us a thorough knowledge and understanding of the state of oral health. We also look at your bite and the health of the skin in your mouth. We will also ask you to fill out a comprehensive medical history to ensure that any treatment you receive will not interfere with any medicines you may be taking. We will discuss with you any treatment required, give you all the options and provide a full written treatment plan together with details of costs.

X-Rays

If we are to help you, it is absolutely essential to know what is going on in areas difficult to see directly. As a health precaution we advocate that x-rays taken are kept to a minimal amount clinically necessary. We use a state of the art digital computerised x-ray system for inta-oral x-rays add extra-oral xrays. This gives immediate results and reduces the dose of x-rays by 90% over conventional films. We carefully follow the current national guidlines for dental radiography and our x-ray equipment is regularly tested. The health and safety of our patients is a priority.

Cancer Screening

At your initial and regular visits, we will carefully examine your mouth and surrounding areas for early cancer. Many other conditions show signs in the mouth and this can be a good early warning system so that referal can be made to a specialist and treatment commence as early as possible.

In an Emergency

 

If you have a problem during surgery hours, please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you're offered an appointment on a priority basis. Please make it clear that the matter is not routine and we will do our utmost to attend to you at the earliest opportunity.

 

Please follow our guidance for emergency arrangements during evenings and week-ends by calling our practice and following our answerphone instructions.

 

There is a standard call out charge of £200 to cover travel time for dentist and nurse, opening and setting up the surgery, and cleaning up and closing down the surgery following your appointment. There will be separate charges for any necessary treatment received. If you are a denplan patient this fee is reduced to the policy excess of just £20 (there may be additional charges for any antibiotics etc)

   

Appointment Policy

We always try to keep to time with our appointments, but if you are kept waiting, please be patient, there is usually a good reason - perhaps we are seeing an emergency patient who is in pain. We will always keep our patients who are waiting for an appointment updated on their appointment status.

Missed Appointments

Unless there are special circumstances, we reserve the right to charge for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

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