General Dentistry Cornwall
Are you looking for a dentist in Cornwall that offers a little something extra? Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, we provide general dentistry in the heart of Cornwall, and are proud to have built long-lasting relationships with many of our patients, so what are you waiting for?
We can take care of all aspects of your oral health
We all know how important it is to keep up with routine dental check-ups, but it can be difficult to find the right dentist in Cornwall to take care of your needs. Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, we offer so much more than your average dental check-up, from our relaxing and modern dental centre, you can expect your routine examination to include:
- A thorough examination of your head, neck, jaw joints, gums, teeth and overall oral health
- X-rays of the inside of your mouth
- A discussion to go over any needs or concerns you may have
Our team are careful to ensure that your check-up is thorough so that we can detect any issues early, including ‘silent’ problems, cavities, damaged teeth or any other issues that could compromise the overall health of your teeth and gums.
Once we’ve completed our examination, we can then get to work planning the next steps, and informing you of any issues we’ve found, and the options available to you. We understand there’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach to general dentistry, which is why we will always offer a bespoke plan in order to:
- Make you feel comfortable and confident when you smile
- Ensure you have healthy teeth and gums
- That your oral health is of a good standard
- That you feel confident to take care of your smile in between appointments
Whatever your issue or concern, we’re confident that together, we can make you fall back in love with your smile.
Why Revitalise Dental Centre?
We understand that a trip to the dentist for a routine appointment is rarely at the top of someone’s priority list but neglecting these crucial appointments can lead to serious issues with your teeth going undetected for months. Our aim here at Revitalise Dental Centre is to not only make you comfortable during your time with us but also to make you excited about your visit!
Our team are passionate about offering the highest standards of patient care, and we always go above and beyond to leave you feeling relaxed, happy and in control of your general dental health. We encourage all of our patients to really get to know the team here, as we want you to feel like you’re visiting friends when you come and look forward to showing you around our state-of-the-art centre, equipped with everything you could need to take care of all areas of your dental health.
We offer a fully comprehensive, all-inclusive five-star experience, and benefit from a reputation for excellence, so what have you got to lose?
Get in touch with us today and put the confidence back into your smile
Your smile is as unique as you are, so why not treat yourself to the very best general dentistry in Cornwall? Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, we’re committed to offering affordable dentistry and are focused on empowering our patients to take the best care of their smiles. So, no matter what your dental history, we’re confident that we can help.
Want to find out more? Get in touch with our team by calling us on 01872 555 911 or email us at [email protected].
Tooth extraction is the process of removing the whole tooth from the mouth. Whilst this is a routine procedure, unless there are no other treatment options, we try to limit the amount of extractions that we perform. This is due to further problems possible occurring if a gap is left in the mouth. The few times we may consider tooth removal include;
Impacted wisdom tooth
Your wisdom teeth are the last of your adult teeth to grow through and are found at the back of your gums. However, there is not always enough room for them to grow through properly, so they will start growing at an angle. When this happens, they are known as being ‘impacted’.
Once we have determined that your wisdom tooth will not grow properly, or may cause problems later on in life, we will suggest extracting it. This is a straightforward procedure that will be carried out in our dental practice. When a wisdom tooth is removed your mouth should function as normal. Once it has been extracted, there is no need to replace the tooth with a prosthetic.
If you are prone to health issues or have a weakened immune system, you have a higher risk of getting a tooth infection. If the infection develops too far, and antibiotics or a root canal cannot fix it, it would be best to have the tooth removed in order to stop the infection spreading to more of your teeth or even other parts of your body.
A ‘dead’ or non-vital tooth has lost its blood flow and no longer functions. They will naturally fall out over time but waiting for this to happen could cause toothache, discomfort, or even an abscess. Here at Revitalise Dental Centre, if we suspect a tooth is dead, or dying, we will recommend extracting it as to avoid any further risks.
Baby teeth or extra teeth
Your baby teeth don’t always fall out on their own, and sometimes people have extra teeth growing through. In both these situations, the permanent teeth can be stopped from growing properly.
What to expect during a tooth extraction?
Tooth removal can sometimes be an intimidating procedure. Here at Revitalise we pride ourselves on offering our patients a quick and painless removal at our state-of-the-art dental centre, located only a short drive from Newquay airport. We start off the procedure by applying a topical gel anaesthetic to the area of the mouth from which the tooth shall be removed. We then use a local anaesthetic to numb the area. By doing this, we are making it a pain-free procedure for our patients. Once the anaesthetic has started to work, and you feel relaxed and comfortable, our trained professionals will start to widen the tooth socket so they can gently start ‘pulling’ out the tooth.
Although our aim is to offer a quick extraction, we never rush or pressure our patients. We understand that a lot of patients undergoing a tooth removal feel anxious about the process, so we encourage you to let us know if you want to take a short break or feel uncomfortable. Only when you feel ready, we will begin again.
During your appointment, your aftercare will be discussed with you. Looking after your teeth after a removal is vital in ensuring that it is allowed to heal properly. If you are travelling by car for general dentistry in Cornwall, we recommend having someone take you to and from our centre. Due to the local anaesthetic we use, you may not be up for driving home after treatment.
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment, or Endodontics, is used to treat teeth that are badly infected or if a nerve is diagnosed to be dead (necrotic).
This treatment is only used however when the soft tissues at the centre of your teeth, known as the pulp, have become infected. There are a few ways that the pulp can become infected, such as tooth decay or even if the tooth sustains an injury. When this happens, bacteria is able to enter and grow inside the tooth.
Symptoms of an infected pulp
Having an x-ray done of your mouth by your dentist is the only way to determine if the pulp has become infected. Any of the following symptoms are always worth mentioning during your general dentistry check-up;
- Sensitivity or pain when you eat and drink
- A tooth that is loose or wobbly
- Inflammation in the mouth
- Pain when biting or chewing
If left, the infection could develop and get worse over time, meaning that the pulp will start dying. Your symptoms may clear up if this happens, but that does not necessarily mean that the infection has cleared. Our immune systems are designed to fight off any dead tissues. If left, a dead tooth could cause an abscess or cyst in your mouth.
The original symptoms will eventually return, and may bring with them new ones, such as;
- Bad breath that does not go away even after brushing your teeth
- Sickness and fever
- A bad or unusual taste in your mouth
What to expect during root canal treatment?
The purpose of a root canal is to remove infected bacteria and debris, therefore saving the tooth from having to be extracted. In order to remove the bacteria, the pulp must be completely removed from the tooth. This is done by creating an opening in the outer structure of the tooth so that your dentist has access to the pulp. Once your root canal has been cleaned and the infection has been removed, it will be either filled with a composite filling, or covered with a crown. For this procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic, stopping you from feeling any pain.
Fillings and Crowns
Regular general dentistry check-ups can spot cavities and holes that appear in your teeth, before they grow too big, causing further complications like tooth loss or infections. Treating a cavity is as simple as filling it in.
What to expect when receiving a filling
Filling treatments are an extremely common procedure which are carried out under a local anaesthesia so that you can relax and receive a pain-free experience. The treatment starts off by seeing if there is any decay in the tooth. Once any decay has been removed, your tooth will be cleaned up and shaped, before inserting the filling. After the cavity has been filled, your general dentist will check to see that your bite is correct and make any necessary adjustments. This is a simple and straightforward procedure that will only take about half an hour.
Fillings are usually made from one of two types of material; Amalgam or Composite. Amalgam fillings are a mixture of multiple metals, most commonly mercury and silver, which is why they are usually referred to as ‘silver fillings’. Composite fillings are tooth coloured and are more aesthetically pleasing as they are not visible when your mouth is open.
What is a crown and when would I need one?
Where fillings are used to restore small areas of tooth decay, crowns are used to treat teeth that are badly decayed to the extent that a filling would not be able to provide the long-term support that the tooth would need. Crowns are designed so that they cover the tooth, forming a protective barrier from further damage.
A crown may also be used in the following situations;
- A broken or chipped tooth which needs restoring
- After root canal treatment, to ensure what is left of the tooth is protected