General dentistry explained
General dentists provide a full check-up service. We’ll look at the general health of your mouth and identify ways to boost your oral health.
A regular visit to our dental practice will help you identify problems before they arise. It may also include professional cleaning as well as several different types of preventative treatment.
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Our state-of-the-art practice is friendly and welcoming for your whole family, and you’ll get the best care whatever routine treatment you need:
- Expert Hygiene treatment with our hygienist Claire to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy
- White fillings which are safe, durable and match the colour of your teeth
- Root canals offer a bigger filling to remove the nerve of the tooth so you no longer feel pain – our expert Endodontist team can help
- Dentures that replace missing teeth restoring function
- Children’s dentistry including teaching good habits from an early age
You’ve probably got tonnes of questions. But before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones.
I haven’t been to a dentist for a long time. What’s the next step?
You have already made the first step towards a healthier mouth – looking us up online.
A lot of our new clients haven’t visited the dentist for a while. This is not an issue at all as long as you take action now and do not delay anymore.
Book a new client consultation online with one of our dentists or send us an enquiry and let us get in touch with you.
We will see you for a full examination, take x-rays if necessary and put together a plan of action to address any issues that need addressing and then discuss with you our membership plans to make sure your mouth stays in shape for life.
How long does a new client consultation last and what’s the cost?
Our new client consultations last between 30-40 minutes. We will first start by taking your full medical history. The dentist will then conduct an extra oral examination before examining your mouth and also take x-rays if necessary.
Based on your consultation the dentist will put together a bespoke treatment plan for you that may entail both general dental treatment and also cosmetic treatments.
Do you offer NHS Dentistry?
We are are a fully private, independent practice and pride ourselves on providing our clients with an exceptional level of care.
Whilst we do not offer NHS dentistry we do have affordable membership plans that start from just £8 per month. This membership plan will cover you for check-ups and cleans.
Our initial consultation fee is also just £60 which is highly competitive with NHS initial check-ups.
What ages will general dentists treat?
We’ll treat all ages. Your dental health is important at every stage of your life. Whether we’re talking about a child’s baby teeth or having implants as you age, we believe in treating everyone with equal importance.
What are the consequences of not having my teeth regularly cleaned?
Letting your oral health slide by not brushing daily could lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar. Eventually, you’ll develop decay or gum disease. This could cause cavities, sensitivity, or even the death of your nerves, causing the need for root canal treatment or an extraction.
Brush twice daily for two minutes each time, once in the morning and once in the evening. Your general dentist here at Yorkshire Dental Suite can give you some great oral care tips.
How is a general dentist different from a specialist?
A dental specialist will generally focus on a specific type of dentistry. For instance, some dental professionals are experts in placing dental implants, while some will carry out procedures such as extractions, or delivering cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening.
Your general dentist will carry out regular check-ups and ensure you’re in the best oral health. They’ll do fillings and help you with bridges and root canals.
Is it difficult to maintain good oral health?
Not at all. We recommend that you brush and floss twice daily. You should also avoid eating or drinking too many sugar-laden products and pay a visit to your dentist on a regular basis to spot the signs of dental problems before they emerge.
What treatments does a general dentist cover?
There are several types of dental medicine treatments designed to keep your teeth healthy. Let's take a look at some of these in more depth.
General dentists restore you to full oral health using a variety of dental services. Patients can expect their dentist to advise them on what needs doing following their consultation.
One of the most common types of dental treatment carried out by any general dentist is a filling. These are used to treat cavities when they form. The procedure involves your dentist removing the decayed portion of your tooth and then filling the gap to prevent further decay.
When the nerve of the tooth is compromised due to a crack or cavity bringing infection into your tooth, it may be necessary to have a root canal.
In this procedure, the soft tissue inside your tooth will be completely removed, eliminating the infection and preventing further damage or decay.
If you have missing teeth, they can leave gaps in your smile. Not only that, but they can also put you at a greater risk of developing decay. Having crowns placed will help restore function to your bite and improve your confidence.
If you’ve got multiple gaps in your mouth, bridges can help. A dental bridge can hold between one and four teeth.
Losing a tooth can be quite traumatic, but implants can help you get past this. Your general dentist will recommend getting implants placed as the best course of action in this instance.
The implant placement will be done in several stages and will involve a small titanium screw being placed into your jawbone. This will be used to hold a replacement crown permanently.
For a full mouth makeover, you may need dentures or same-day implants. These are used when you have multiple teeth needing replacement.
If your tooth has become infected or has decayed past the point where it can be saved, you may need to have it extracted. Your dentist will do this to keep the neighbouring tooth healthy.
When your third molars start to emerge in your late teens or early twenties, it can cause considerable pain. This is particularly an issue if your molar becomes impacted. It may be necessary to have an extraction.
Lasers can be used in a range of circumstances. They can be used to shape gums, remove inflamed gum tissue, or smooth any rough areas on your tooth. Your dentist will talk you through the treatment options available.
Straightening your teeth will help prevent cavities from forming and improve your bite. We offer Invisalign to bring your smile back into line. Many general dentists recommend this as the best way to realign your mouth.
We believe in catching issues before they worsen. For that reason, we put a lot of faith in preventative dentistry. A regular checkup with our team will help limit the chances of decay or disease.
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How do I find a general dentist near me in Leeds?
If you’d like an appointment with a general dentist in Leeds, look no further than Yorkshire Dental Suite. Our team of dentists have decades of collective experience in providing the very best dental care.
Whether you’re needing a general checkup or complex dental surgery, you can get in touch with our Leeds practice today. To book an appointment, simply fill in our online form, and we’ll do the rest. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak with our team, call us at 0113 887 9594
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Yorkshire Dental Suite
347 Oakwood Lane,
Leeds LS8 3HA