Here at Sturry Dental Practice – Best Dental Clinic in Canterbury, all dental care is carried out in modern well equipped surgeries by very experienced staff using only high quality materials. We have high infection control standards and a dedicated decontamination and sterilising room.
Our first priority is the prevention of dental disease. All ages can benefit from regular visits to our Hygienist for help and advice with daily cleaning. Children will also benefit from regular fluoride application and preventive resin sealants.
Not all treatments are appropriate for every patient and are conditional on a full examination.
Some more complex surgical and implant treatments may require referral to a specialist for part of the treatment plan.
We offer a wide range of treatments including:
Examination and x-rays
Scale and polish including oral hygiene and diet advice
Root canal treatment
Bridges to replace missing teeth
Dentures – plastic, metal or flexible
If an adult tooth is knocked out contact us immediately, replacing the tooth within an hour gives the best chance of survival.
Holding the tooth by the crown rinse the root under cold water for ten seconds- do not rub or touch the root.
The tooth needs to be kept moist, this can be done by holding it in your mouth between your cheek and gum (not recommended for young children), or put it in a clean container and cover with cold milk.
Baby teeth cannot be reinserted, but please see us so we can check that no tooth is left.
It is always best to see us to check your teeth if you experience pain. In an emergency we recommend Ibuprofen (unless asthmatic, pregnant or sensitive to it) and Paracetamol. If you have swelling which affects breathing or swallowing you should go to A&E immediately.
Teeth can break through trauma or eating unexpected hard food, sometimes and old filling may break and fall out. This often leaves a sharp edge that can cut the soft tissues of the mouth. We can usually make you comfortable quickly by smoothing any sharp edges or placing a temporary filling.
If your denture breaks we can arrange to have it repaired for you, this usually takes 24 hours. If you do not have a spare or cannot see us quickly you may be able to temporarily repair a plastic denture with heavy-duty super glue (cyanoacrylate). Be very careful to position the broken parts together correctly and ensure the glue is dry before wearing.
If you can push the tooth back into position with gentle finger pressure and ring us for an appointment as soon as possible.