Questions & Answers

Questions about our dental practice, including areas covered and how we work.

What areas of Derbyshire and Notts do you cover?

We are based in Mickleover, Derbyshire. However, as we specialise in treating nervous patients throughout the Derbyshire area and parts of Notts, patients tend to visit us from further afield.

Patients come for dental treatment, including implants, root canal treatments and just general check ups from Nottingham, Leicester, Sutton Coldfield, Derby, Chesterfield and all surrounding towns and villages.

When good dental care, with a highly professional but kind and friendly dental team is involved, we tend to find people travelling from a wide area.

What is the difference between a dentist and endodontist

All endodontists are dentists, but they have also undergone further specialist training in dental pain and root canal work.

If you are diagnosed as needing root canal treatment, you will often be referred to an endodontist.  Endodontists also specialise in treating dental pain, especially that concerning dental pulp and the supporting structures.

Root canal treatment can often save a tooth when other treatments may not.  Our highly skilled endodontist often treats patients who need specialist treatment. For example when a case is more complicated or difficult than usual.

I'm a very nervous patient with a lot of fear of dentists, can you help

Many people are nervous about seeing the dentist. Sometimes the dental phobia or fear is very strong and may even prevent people from visiting a dentist unless they have severe pain.

Some people fear drills, some fear injections and some have a general phobia about dentists.

However mild or severe your issues, we can help you overcome them.

We take pride in our success in treating nervous and phobic patients. We specialise in making people feel at ease. When you arrive you are warmly welcomed and at every stage of treatment,  our dentists will always explain exactly what needs to be done.

You are always in charge and we will stop treatment immediately as the wave of a hand if you ever feel uncomfortable.

We listen to our patients and take their fears very seriously.

We also offer a preliminary drop in for free. You can drop in to the surgery and talk to our dentist Mr Cunningham, who has built up a reputation in Mickleover and the surrounding areas as a highly skilled practitioner when it comes to treating nervous patients.

Why are my gums bleeding?

Gums can bleed when they are inflamed. This is due to plaque (a soft film of bacteria) being left on the teeth can cause a condition called gingivitis and if not addressed can develop into gum disease. Over time, when not cleaned off through flossing, daily brushing and interdental cleaning, the plaque can turn into a hard deposit also known as tartar or calculus which will require professional scaling by your dentist or hygienist to remove it.

Even if your gums bleed, it is important to brush them and keep your teeth clean

After a few days of thorough cleaning, your gums should stop bleeding. If this does not happen, please call us, as you may need professional cleaning.

A good cleaning schedule should be able to prevent your gums from bleeding if done correctly. We would always suggest that you have regular check ups. This can help diagnose and treat anything unusual in your mouth so you get the correct care and advice.

How do dental implants work?

Implants are a fixed alternative to removable dentures.  They look extremely natural and are long lasting.

Implants can replace just a single tooth or several teeth.

To fit an implant, titanium screws are used to support a crown, bridge or denture.

Replacement parts take time to prepare. This is to ensure that they fit your mouth and other teeth properly.

We specialise in fitting implants and have many happy patients who have regained their ability to eat easily and have a natural healthy smile

Do you offer dental plans?

We offer a range of dental plans, from basic to preventative.

You can find a list of the plans we offer on our plans page.

A dental plan is a great way to spread the cost of your treatments and oral care over the year and to encourage regular visits

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