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Is it possible to enjoy your trip to the dentist?

13 November 2017 Categories: Uncategorized

Dr. Tim DoswellBy Dental Surgeon Dr. Tim Doswell

Lets face it, not many people look forward to visiting their dentist. A trip to the dentist usually conjures up images of pain, anxiety, needles, drills and someone trying to have a conversation with you while your mouth is wide open! As dentists, we hear patients saying “it’s not you, I just don’t like dentists!” But with today’s technology and sympathetic techniques, is it possible to actually enjoy stress-free dental treatment?

It is my belief that a lot of dental fear originates from trips to the old fashioned “school dentist” who struck fear into a whole generation of patients with primitive techniques and lack of a kind bedside manner. So I would like to attempt to allay fears about dentists and outline some of the techniques we use at The Raglan Suite to make the treatment journey as comfortable as possible – perhaps even enjoyable!

Does having a tooth extraction hurt?

10 October 2017 Categories: Dental Anxiety Tooth extraction Tagged with: , , ,
Dr. Geoff Baggaley

Dr. Geoff Baggaley

 By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

One aspect of dental treatment patients are often anxious about is the possibility of a tooth extraction – when a tooth needs to be removed. The most common reasons that your dentist may feel it is in your best interest to have a tooth removed are:

FILLING A GAP WITH A SINGLE TOOTH DENTAL IMPLANT

18 September 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with: ,

Dr. Tim DoswellBy Dental Surgeon, Dr. Tim Doswell

The most common case we do at The Raglan Suite is fill a gap with a single tooth dental implant. There are a number of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, such as extensive decay or infection, trauma, a root fracture, a failed post crown or failed root filling. As dentists, we always try to save natural teeth. However, if it is clear that the tooth can not be saved, a single tooth dental implant offers a long term, stable and predictable solution.

New Suction Denture

15 August 2017 Categories: Dentures Tagged with: , ,

Chris Egan

NOT ALL DENTURES ARE THE SAME!

By Chris Egan (RDT Dip Lds, CDT Dip Rcs Eng)

Dr. Jiro Abe

Dr. Jiro Abe demonstrating his new suction denture technique

In March 2017, I travelled to Japan to complete a course on the revolutionary new suction denture technique taught by Dr Jiro Abe. As a result, I am now qualified to provide Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Dentures (SEMCD) – the very latest in suction effective dentures.

One of the most difficult things to achieve in dentistry is suction and stability on a full lower denture. This new technique, which eliminates the problem of the lower denture lifting by creating effective suction, is rapidly becoming popular worldwide. After achieving great results on my own patients, I can understand why this new suction denture technique offers such a huge advantage over a conventional full lower denture system.

What is Peri-implantitis and how do we prevent it?

25 July 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with:

Dr. Tim Doswell

By Dr. Tim Doswell (BChD Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng) (Adv.Cert))

There is little doubt that the “gold standard” way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. They are very durable and are completely independent of the adjacent teeth, which makes them by far the healthiest option, especially when compared to the more conventional tooth supported bridges. As a means of securing dentures, they come into their own; loose dentures which can barely bite through soft bread can be transformed into teeth which can bite into an apple!

Shopping around for a Dental Implant

27 June 2017 Categories: Dental implant Tagged with: ,

tim-editBy Dr. Tim Doswell (BChD Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng) (Adv.Cert))

There is little doubt that the “gold standard” way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. They are very durable and completely independent of the adjacent teeth, which makes them by far the healthiest option, especially when compared to more conventional tooth supported bridges. As a way of securing dentures, they come into their own; loose dentures which can barely bite through soft bread can be transformed into teeth which can bite into an apple! No more fixative!

So it is little surprise that the demand for dental implants in Yorkshire and the UK is growing rapidly and in response to this growth, there are more and more dentists offering dental implants as a solution.

How do you cope with dental anxiety or dental phobia?

19 May 2017 Categories: Dental Anxiety Uncategorized Tagged with: ,

Dr Geoff Baggaley

By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

BChD DGDP(U.K.) RCS Dip.Con.Sed(Newc)

Dental anxiety is one of the body’s most powerful emotions. Anxiety in itself is a condition in which the body is preparing for something unpleasant to happen. 

This ‘preparation’ is accompanied by both physiological and psychological responses. The psychological responses are often tension and a feeling of impending danger and lack of control. The physiological responses are perspiring, increased heart rate and a liability to faint.

Dental Anxiety

A significant percentage of the population feel a high level of dental anxiety in response to visiting the dentist or having dental treatment. In reality, this means that people who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia will often limit their dental visits to emergencies only. The strength of this emotion dissuades them from going to the dentist for regular and essential dental check ups.

Baby Teeth: Where a lifetime of good oral health starts

2 May 2017 Categories: Children's dentistry Tagged with:

By Dr. Elnaz Aliakbari

Registered Specialist in Paediatrics
(DDS MFDS RCS MClinDent (Paeds) MPaedDent RCS) 

Your child’s first set of primary teeth – sometimes called baby teeth or ‘milk’ teeth – are extremely important. Strong, healthy primary teeth help your child chew food easily and learn to speak clearly, as well as look good. Also, your child’s general health can be affected if diseased and broken primary teeth are not treated early. Baby teeth also have an important role to play in holding the spaces for the second, permanent teeth to descend into good positions. However, because the enamel is thin, primary teeth are more likely to be affected by decay and erosion if exposed to too much sugar or acidic drinks.

What is ‘Reconstructive Dentistry’?

28 March 2017 Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: , , ,

By Dr. Steve Byfield

BDS(lond) MFGDP RCS (UK) 

Reconstructive Dentistry is the term used for the treatment of patients who have experienced advanced dental disease.

Symptoms range from loose, missing or decayed teeth, increasing tooth spacing (especially in the front of the mouth), to very worn teeth and the inability to chew food properly. Reconstructive Dentistry is the treatment used to return the patient back to dental heath and restore tooth function and aesthetics.

Due to the complexity of reconstructive dentistry, it normally involves what is called a “multidisciplinary approach”. This means that a team of highly skilled clinicians, who work exclusively within their chosen field of practice, are brought together to provide treatment and ultimately the best clinical result for the patient.

What are ‘Invisalign’ braces and how do they work?

16 February 2017 Categories: Orthodontics Tagged with: , ,

By specialist Orthodontist, Megan Hatfield (BChD MDentSci FDS MOrth RCS (Eng))

Many adults ask me how I can help improve their smile. Either they never had braces when they were younger or their teeth may have changed position over time.

There is no age limit on orthodontics, providing there is good dental health. Our adult patients range from 16 to over 60. However, most adults looking for orthodontic treatment need it to fit in with their work and lifestyle, as well as be comfortable, so traditional ‘train-track’ braces are not ideal.

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