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There are a lot of conditions that don’t require urgent attention. Here’s a list of common problems we see and what you can do to help:
Toothache: Regular painkillers if you need them. Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay won’t get worse.
Bleeding after Extractions: Apply pressure to the socket. Bite on a clean handkerchief or cloth – not tissue paper, for 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work call the practice. Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the socket is normal. Avoid hot drinks and alcohol. Don’t rinse your mouth for 24 hours.
Bleeding Gums: These will improve if can clean your teeth and gums effectively. Brush for 2 minutes especially at the gum line and don’t forget to clean between the teeth with floss or interdental brushes. Corosdyl mouthwash may help but prolonged use can cause staining.
Dentures Rubbing or Loose: Use of a denture adhesive, like Fixodent or Polygrip may help. Seabond denture pads may make the denture more comfortable and stable. If there is a sharp edge an emery board can be used to smooth down.
Lost Crown or Veneer: Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns or veneers at home. Good oral hygiene will help stop the tooth becoming decayed.
Ulcers: Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular. Take painkillers if necessary. Rinse with saltwater to prevent infection Use difflam mouthwash which you can get from the pharmacist.
Sensitive Teeth: Teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold foods/drinks due to receding gums, large fillings or decay. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help apply to the teeth and leave overnight after brushing. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks which may make things worse.
Lost Filling/Broken Tooth: Emergency dental kits can be bought at the pharmacists to patch up tooth at home and are also available on Amazon. Take painkillers if required. Again good oral hygiene and low sugar intake will help. (Painkillers: Adults (Over 16) can take Paracetamol 1g (2x 500mg) 4 times daily. Children to follow the advice on the pack. If you are unsure what you can take, check with your pharmacist.
We are a group of four dental practices - located in Dalry, Kilbirnie, Beith and Troon. Proud of our reputation for friendly, caring and high quality dental care, we aim to help our valued patients look after, and make the most of their smiles, through NHS Dentistry and a wide choice of private dental treatments.
Passionate about helping each of our valued patients look after and make the most of their smile in an affordable, professional and convenient way, we are proud to provide a choice of accessible NHS dentistry and high quality private dental care.
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Gently reducing the signs of ageing on the face, a natural and more youthful appearance can be achieved with a choice of Facial Aesthetic treatments that are carried out by a fully qualified and professional member of our team.
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Whether you have lost one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, tooth loss does not have to be a permanent problem. We offer dental implants that look and feel like your own teeth; allowing you to live, laugh and enjoy life with total confidence.
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At One Dental Care we believe in providing affordable, professional and convenient dentistry - so that the children, teenagers and adults we see regularly may benefit from healthy gums, fresh breath and a confident smile.