Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer NHS treatment?

Yes, we offer expert private and NHS dental care.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency?

Eccleshall Dental Clinic provides an emergency dental service for our patients and those who have not registered with the practice. Our priority is to get you an appointment as soon as possible please call on 01785 850199 before 10am and we will try to see you that day or the following day. We provide a call out service over the Christmas period and bank holidays.

How often should I visit the dentist?

We would recommend visiting the dentist for a check-up every 6 months. It is important to have regular dental checks to ensure your oral health is maintained. Any dental problems can be picked up quickly and we can give advice about dental hygiene and screen for oral cancers.

Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

It is likely to be Gingivitis which is inflammation of the gum line caused by a build-up of plaque. Bacteria are naturally present in our mouths but a build-up of bacteria due to deficiencies in dental hygiene can cause plaque to form which damages and inflames the tissues that support the teeth. The inflamed gums can bleed after brushing or sometimes spontaneously. If left untreated Gingivitis can become a type of advanced gum disease such as Periodontitis. You may find you suffer from bone loss around your teeth and suffer from more incidences of infection requiring treatment with antibiotics. We would recommend seeing your dentist for a check-up and for advice on oral hygiene.

What are my treatment options to replace a missing tooth?

For gaps in the mouth there are three options for treatment. Dentures, Bridges, Implants . Alternatively you can leave the gap.