Larkhall Practice

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Larkhall Dentistry

What treatments can we do for you?

General Dentistry


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.

Regular Hygienist Treatment

Our team of hygienists are here to support you in caring for your teeth and gums.

Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults and can affect general health; so effective oral hygiene is essential to help keep your teeth and gums in the best possible condition, a whiter smile and fresher breath.

Poor oral health has been linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular & respiratory disease, diabetes & inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

Cosmetic concerns?

Whatever your cosmetic concerns, we are happy to discuss these with you.

Together we will decide on the most suitable options for your needs. Be this providing the treatment for you ourselves or, where more appropriate, referring you to a specialist dentist ensuring you have your desired treatment to the highest of standards.

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

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.

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.

Now Providing Facial Aesthetics

As our skin loses volume, even the repetitive movements of facial expression will eventually leave a mark.

Our treatments will leave your face looking smoother, fresher and revitalized.


Have you considered Implants to bridge that gap in your otherwise perfect for you smile?

To find out more, why not book an implant consultation…. you have nothing to lose except that gap of course!

Whether you lose teeth due to an accident or illness, we aim to bring back your smile using the latest in implant technology. Dental implants are metal frames that are surgically positioned into the jaw beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them that match your own. Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants. How well you look after your implants, and whether you go for your regular maintenance appointments will have the biggest impact on how long they will last.

Book a consultation with Greg, our resident implantologist who will carefully assess your mouth and bone levels for suitability and discuss your needs and desires.