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19 December 2017
Categories: Children's dentistry Orthodontics
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By Specialist Orthodontist Dr. Megan Hatfield

We all watch our little ones carefully as they grow and that includes their dental development. Whether or not their child will need braces is one of the most common questions that parents put to dentists, particularly if they have worn braces themselves as a child or currently need them. However, although parents may be looking for a simple yes or no answer, it’s not always so clear-cut!

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13 November 2017
Categories: Uncategorized
By 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!

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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:

  • A tooth that has broken down and can’t be repaired
  • Severe tooth decay
  • An abscess
  • Gum disease
  • Crowded teeth – when extra space is needed prior to braces being fitted (orthodontic treatment)
  • Impacted wisdom teeth – when growing wisdom teeth can’t break through the surface of the gum
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18 September 2017
Categories: Dental implant
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By 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.

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15 August 2017
Categories: Dentures
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By Chris Egan

(RDT Dip Lds, CDT Dip Rcs Eng)

NOT ALL DENTURES ARE THE SAME!

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.

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25 July 2017
Categories: Dental implant
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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!

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27 June 2017
Categories: Dental implant
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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 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!

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By Dr. Geoff Baggaley

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

If you’re very nervous of the dentist and dental treatment – you are not alone.  It’s believed that over 60% of the adult population suffers from some level of anxiety about visiting the dentist. There are many people who feel a little uneasy about dental treatment, but they can usually cope. However, if you have an intense or persistent fear of the dentist, you may have dental anxiety or dental phobia and will need a sympathetic practice with additional support to get the treatment you need.

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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.

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16 February 2017
Categories: Orthodontics
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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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