General Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

SmileCo’s extended trading hours offer emergency appointments both day and night, as well as Saturdays. Our large team of dentists have the experience to handle all types of emergency situations. We understand when it comes to pain relief, extractions or broken tooth repair, immediate intervention is paramount. That is why we have pre-blocked our appointment books for emergency appointments to ensure pain relief is available when you need it most.

Call and speak to one of our friendly staff if you are experiencing dental pain.

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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the large molars found at the very back of your mouth.  These molars usually erupt between the ages of 17-24, however, for some individuals they may erupt at any stage of life.  Wisdom teeth are well known for their painful growth. The issue occurs if the patient does not have enough space in their mouth for the teeth to erupt into.  In this situation, as the teeth grow they can become wedged in or impacted, causing an increased risk of infection and inflammation in the surrounding tissue.

Common symptoms of infected wisdom teeth include:

  • Red swollen gums
  • Pain
  • Limited jaw opening
  • Bad taste/smell
  • Generally feeling unwell – nausea as a result of infection

At SmileCo we ensure those of our patients with limited space for wisdom teeth are well cared for.  We recommend early wisdom teeth removal for the following reasons:

  • To reduce the chance of infection & prevent pain
  • To remove any food traps created by the eruption of the wisdom teeth
  • To prevent decay in the wisdom teeth & the adjacent teeth
  • To avoid formation of cysts
  • To reduce crowding and reduce the risk of undoing previous orthodontic work
  • To reduce the risk of jaw fracture during contact sports

At SmileCo we will help to explain the removal process and help you to avoid these unpleasant situations.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy, (endodontic treatment), is required for teeth that have an infected or injured dental pulp, (‘nerve’). Treatment involves the removal of the infected soft tissue from within the tooth to prevent or treat a more serious spreading infection. The disinfected space within the tooth is then sealed to prevent einfection. This is often called a root filling. A root filled tooth usually requires a strong restoration such as a crown or onlay.

The soft tissue inside a tooth is called the dental pulp. The main role of the dental pulp is involved in the development of the tooth during childhood. A fully formed tooth can function normally without a dental pulp. The most common cause of infection is deep dental decay. Bacteria enter the pulp chamber and travel down the canals and into the surrounding bone.  This can cause an abscess, a collection of pus in the bone. You may not even notice that you have an abscess.

The dental pulp may also be injured by an accident, excessive grinding, cracked teeth or severe wear and attrition or abrasion of the tooth. Simply placing a filling will not resolve the infection as the bacteria have travelled down the root canal system. The infection within the tooth must be removed. Antibiotics do not solve the problem. They may help with the infection in the tissues surrounding the tooth but the bacteria will remain inside the tooth and spread outside again when antibiotic therapy ceases. Extraction of the tooth will remove the infection but the tooth is then lost. Endodontic therapy, (root canal), involves the removal of the infected tissue whilst retaining the tooth. Root canal therapy involves careful removal of infected tissue from within the entire pulp canal system. These canals are very fine, often fractions of a millimetre in diameter. During the procedure your tooth is isolated with a thin sheet of rubber called a rubber dam.

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Check Up

The team at SmileCo always wants you to be happy with your smile and oral hygiene. We recommend that all our patients come in for 6 monthly check ups. Coming in for these regular appointments allows the professional team at SmileCo to fully look after you and pick up any issues early on. Your dentist will have a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums to make sure there are no underlying issues like gum disease, fillings needed or any other issues.

A clean occurs after the initial examination is conducted, this helps to remove any plaque that may be missed in hard to reach places as well as providing a fluoride treatment to help prevent decay and reduce teeth sensitivity.

Our trained professionals aim to make your regular check-ups as simple and easy as possible. We understand not everyone loves going to the dentist. But, here at SmileCo, we know you will have an enjoyable experience and be confident knowing your oral hygiene is being carefully maintained.

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

SmileCo’s extended trading hours offer emergency appointments both day and night, as well as Saturdays. Our large team of dentists have the experience to handle all types of emergency situations. We understand when it comes to pain relief, extractions or broken tooth repair, immediate intervention is paramount. That is why we have pre-blocked our appointment books for emergency appointments to ensure pain relief is available when you need it most.

Call and speak to one of our friendly staff if you are experiencing dental pain.

Wisdom Teeth
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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the large molars found at the very back of your mouth.  These molars usually erupt between the ages of 17-24, however, for some individuals they may erupt at any stage of life.  Wisdom teeth are well known for their painful growth. The issue occurs if the patient does not have enough space in their mouth for the teeth to erupt into.  In this situation, as the teeth grow they can become wedged in or impacted, causing an increased risk of infection and inflammation in the surrounding tissue.

Common symptoms of infected wisdom teeth include:

  • Red swollen gums
  • Pain
  • Limited jaw opening
  • Bad taste/smell
  • Generally feeling unwell – nausea as a result of infection

At SmileCo we ensure those of our patients with limited space for wisdom teeth are well cared for.  We recommend early wisdom teeth removal for the following reasons:

  • To reduce the chance of infection & prevent pain
  • To remove any food traps created by the eruption of the wisdom teeth
  • To prevent decay in the wisdom teeth & the adjacent teeth
  • To avoid formation of cysts
  • To reduce crowding and reduce the risk of undoing previous orthodontic work
  • To reduce the risk of jaw fracture during contact sports

At SmileCo we will help to explain the removal process and help you to avoid these unpleasant situations.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy, (endodontic treatment), is required for teeth that have an infected or injured dental pulp, (‘nerve’). Treatment involves the removal of the infected soft tissue from within the tooth to prevent or treat a more serious spreading infection. The disinfected space within the tooth is then sealed to prevent einfection. This is often called a root filling. A root filled tooth usually requires a strong restoration such as a crown or onlay.

The soft tissue inside a tooth is called the dental pulp. The main role of the dental pulp is involved in the development of the tooth during childhood. A fully formed tooth can function normally without a dental pulp. The most common cause of infection is deep dental decay. Bacteria enter the pulp chamber and travel down the canals and into the surrounding bone.  This can cause an abscess, a collection of pus in the bone. You may not even notice that you have an abscess.

The dental pulp may also be injured by an accident, excessive grinding, cracked teeth or severe wear and attrition or abrasion of the tooth. Simply placing a filling will not resolve the infection as the bacteria have travelled down the root canal system. The infection within the tooth must be removed. Antibiotics do not solve the problem. They may help with the infection in the tissues surrounding the tooth but the bacteria will remain inside the tooth and spread outside again when antibiotic therapy ceases. Extraction of the tooth will remove the infection but the tooth is then lost. Endodontic therapy, (root canal), involves the removal of the infected tissue whilst retaining the tooth. Root canal therapy involves careful removal of infected tissue from within the entire pulp canal system. These canals are very fine, often fractions of a millimetre in diameter. During the procedure your tooth is isolated with a thin sheet of rubber called a rubber dam.

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Check Up
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Check Up

The team at SmileCo always wants you to be happy with your smile and oral hygiene. We recommend that all our patients come in for 6 monthly check ups. Coming in for these regular appointments allows the professional team at SmileCo to fully look after you and pick up any issues early on. Your dentist will have a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums to make sure there are no underlying issues like gum disease, fillings needed or any other issues.

A clean occurs after the initial examination is conducted, this helps to remove any plaque that may be missed in hard to reach places as well as providing a fluoride treatment to help prevent decay and reduce teeth sensitivity.

Our trained professionals aim to make your regular check-ups as simple and easy as possible. We understand not everyone loves going to the dentist. But, here at SmileCo, we know you will have an enjoyable experience and be confident knowing your oral hygiene is being carefully maintained.

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