Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

www.facebook.com/DentalcareGroupUK

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

General Dentistry

at Dentalcare Pangbourne

NHS and private dentistry available in Pangbourne

No matter whether you’re an NHS or private dental patient, at Dentalcare Pangbourne we believe in offering all our patients the same high level of quality care.

NHS dental patients

We believe in dental care for everyone and that’s why we’re proud to still support and offer NHS dental services.

Private dental patients

Some forms of treatment such as the cosmetic dental treatments are not available on the NHS and so need to be paid for.

General Dentistry

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General dentistry treatments available in Pangbourne

At Dentalcare Pangbourne, we offer a range of dental treatments. Some are cosmetic dental treatments which will aim to improve the appearance of your smile and teeth. Other more general forms of dentistry will focus on your oral health and general well-being. Examples of general dentistry treatments include:

 

  • Regular check-ups. The essence of what we do is taking care of your teeth and gums. A general check-up should occur every 6 to 12 months and is used to review the health of your teeth and gums and used as a way of checking your overall health. We base a lot of our work on preventative measures for example to prevent tooth decay and gum disease to avoid more complicated problems further down the line.
  • Dental crowns. If you have a broken or decayed tooth, a dental crown can be used to repair it. Made from porcelain, dental crowns are strong and have a natural appearance. Your tooth is prepared by cleaning and shaping. Your dentist will then take an impression of your tooth so that a bespoke crown can be built to replace your original tooth. You may be given a temporary crown to wear in the meantime. As well as aesthetic purposes, a crown can strengthen your tooth and improve your bite
  • Dental fillings. If you have lost part of your tooth through decay or wear and tear, your dentist may recommend a filling. Fillings are made from either amalgam metal or white composite material and your dentist can discuss this with you in more detail. White fillings are more discreet as they blend in with your natural teeth colour but they will incur a cost as they form part of the private cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist will numb the affected area with a local anaesthetic and then prepare the tooth using a fine drill. The filling will then be applied to your tooth and bonded to the enamel using a special form of putty. This ensures that the filling remains in place. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
  • Root canal. If you have a large cavity which affects the inner part of the tooth containing the nerves, you may need root canal treatment. If bacteria enters and destroys the nerve, it can become very painful and lead to the formation of an abscess. We remove all the infection from the root canal to prevent the spread of infection to save the tooth from being extracted. This is carried out by a fine drill that entering the root via your tooth. The root is then filled and sealed to stop the problem from occurring again. You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area.
  • Dental emergency. We understand that a dental emergency can be frightening and that’s why we will see every dental emergency within 24 hours of you calling our surgery. Common dental emergencies include a chipped or broken tooth, abscess and toothache.
  • Hygienist. Our hygienists form an essential part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Whether you need a thorough clean to remove stains from your teeth using our innovative new Airflow polish or if you need extra help and attention with looking after your gums to prevent gum disease, our hygienists can help.
  • Dental extractions. This is a common procedure that our dentists provide either because the tooth is failing and needs to be removed or because it is part of a planned treatment such as for orthodontic work or for the placement of dental implants.