Therapy Prevention Programme

Taking advantage of our preventive oral care programme has never been more important.

Our Dental Hygienist / Therapist can assess your mouth and together you can develop an individual oral care programme tailored to you and the needs of your mouth.

This may include:

  1. Detailed instruction on a quality homecare routine to maximise oral disease prevention the treatment of gum diseases
  2. Treatment of Gum Disease
  3. Referral to a Gum Specialist or any other allied professional that might be helpful
  4. Long term reassessment, disease maintenance treatment and oral health advice.

One of our most popular treatments is “Guided Biofilm Therapy” (GBT), a gentle, painless treatment protocol that removes:

  1. soft, disease causing bacteria (called biofilm) from the teeth, under gum and between teeth areas and the soft tissues of your mouth (your tongue, cheeks and gums)
  2. unsightly tartar from the tooth surfaces that acts a contributing factor to gum disease
  3. unsightly extrinsic stains from your teeth caused by dietary stains and smoking

This treatment includes an oral health assessment and oral hygiene advice

The good news is you don’t need to be a registered patient at Goyt Valley Dental Practice to access the services of our Dental Hygienist / Therapist.

You can simply call us on 01663 736301 and request an assessment as this is available as a Non-NHS Therapy. Prices start from just £55.

Gum Disease (or “Periodontal Disease”) is one of the most widespread diseases in the world.

Most people suffer some form of gum disease throughout their life but its subtle symptoms in the early stages mean it very often remains undetected by patients until it is very advanced - unless detected by a dental professional during assessment and examination. This is why regular assessments are so important.

Unfortunately, gum disease can lead to a number of mouth problems:

  • Bad breath
  • Sore and bleeding gums which can lead to abscesses and gum loss
  • Teeth appearing longer as the gums shrink
  • Teeth drifting and tooth loss

There are also some factors that may put you in a higher risk category of developing gum disease:

  • If members of your family suffers from it
  • If you are a smoker
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you take certain medications
  • If you suffer from stress and / or mental illness
  • If you have a poor diet / nutrition
  • If you are very overweight

There are also some factors that may put you in a higher risk category of developing gum disease:

Further information about what causes gum (periodontal) disease can be found here:

https://www.bsperio.org.uk/patients/index.html

https://www.dentalhealth.org/gum-disease

A patient information leaflet developed by the British Society of Periodontology can be found here containing lots of useful information:

https://www.bsperio.org.uk/publications/downloads/95_105645_bsperio-patient-information.pdf

Emergency dental care

Need urgent dental care during evenings or weekends?

Call 111 or search NHS 111 Online to find your nearest out of hours dentist.

Its quicker Online, but if you phone, press 1 when you hear 4 choices to access the dental team

What can my NHS Dentist Do for me

The NHS provides essential treatments needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. Any treatment that is clinically necessary should be available. 

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