Welshmill Dental Practice


What treatments can we do for you?


Generally, if it hurts it’s an emergency.

Dental pain is commonly caused by tooth decay, gum disease and infection. Although we aim to prevent the onset of disease, the unexpected can arise. Of course, sometimes pain can start quickly and at any time, so we have allocated emergency slots every day so that we can see emergencies quickly. We also endeavour to see non-regular patients if time and availability permits. Nowadays there are so many treatments for dealing with emergencies because of the advances in pain control and tooth restoration, we can have you out of pain and mended rapidly.

Preventive Dentistry

As the old adage goes “there’s no cure like prevention”.

This is something we firmly believe in and strive to educate our younger patients into developing good oral hygiene routines. We also recommend the provision of fissure sealants once the first adult molar teeth come through. Not only does this protect the teeth at a time when they are most at risk, but it also introduces children’s dental treatment in a simple and pain free way. Ask your dentist for further details on this at your next appointment. For adults, regular examinations will ensure that decay or cracked teeth are picked up and monitored from an early stage. Early intervention keeps fillings small, which in turn dramatically increases their life expectancy.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic concerns?

Whatever your cosmetic concerns, we can provide you with the most suitable options, and perform the desired treatment to the highest of standards. This can be anything from teeth whitening, Invisalign orthodontics, tooth coloured fillings, to crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.

Teeth Restoration

The most common problem we see is the broken tooth.

These can usually be repaired with either a filling or a crown. We tend to use tooth coloured materials which are both strong and pleasing to the eye. Quick treatment increases the odds of saving damaged teeth and restoring lost fillings and crowns. If the nerve is damaged in the tooth it may require root canal treatment.

Teeth Removal

Unfortunately, it will sometimes be necessary for a tooth to be removed.

This will be completely painless due to modern techniques in anaesthesia (numbing).

Teeth Replacement

There are a number of methods of filling in spaces.

Dentures, bridges and implants are all available at the practice. Gregory is an implantologist as well as a general dental surgeon. He works with us every Friday.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is 'whitened' to a lighter shade.

It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discolouration. Both vital (i.e. live) and non-vital teeth (e.g. tooth with root removed) can be bleached and may take several visits to complete. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

Teeth can discolour for various reasons. The dentist will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discolouration, as well as provide you with more information on the various types of whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment. Typically, a patient will visit one of our dentists who specialises in teeth whitening. The dentist will normally take a mould / cast of your teeth to create ‘trays’ which are an identical match to your teeth layout. You will be provided with a whitening product which should be applied at home to get the desired result as recommended by the dentist.

Nervous & Apprehensive Patients

At Welshmill Dental we are very aware that not everybody likes to come and see us.

Don’t worry – you’re not alone and we don’t take it personally. We are trained to put you at ease and treat many nervous and phobic patients. Whilst they may never admit to enjoying the experience, they are always pleasantly surprised that we take the time to listen to their worries. No matter how bad you think your teeth are, trust me, we have seen worse. We will never laugh, judge you, or force treatment upon you. Rather we will perform any agreed treatment painlessly and in a caring manner. Our nurses even offer a hand to hold – we just ask you not to squeeze too tightly as they will need it back again afterwards.

Should You Visit The Dentist
With A Cold Sore?

The facts and symptoms.

Cold sores are small blisters that develop either on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus.

A cold sore normally starts with a tingling or itching sensation around your mouth. Small fluid-filled sores then begin to appear, most commonly on the edges of your lower lip.

People can get a cold sore when they are generally run down, or ill with cold/flu. Also, sunlight can often bring on an outbreak of cold sores.

A cold sore is most infectious when it is blistering. I know it’s easier said than done, but you must try to avoid touching cold sores, or attempting to squeeze them as you can pass the virus on. If you happen to touch the affected area you must wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Cold sores usually clear up by themselves in about 7-14 days, fortunately there are Antiviral creams, such as acyclovir that you can get from a Pharmacist which can ease the pain and help the sores heal more quickly.

Our advice to you.

At Welshmill Dental Care Centre we recommend that you wait until your cold sore has completely healed before attending an appointment. Not only because of the high risk of spreading the virus but also because your lips may feel sore and could crack or bleed during treatment.

So if you do get a cold sore and you have an appointment arranged, please give us a call with as much notice as possible and we can reschedule your appointment.