35 Grasmere Road, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL51 3PQ

 01242 515621

 

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Hello Everyone, we hope you are all staying safe at this time.

 

We are following all the government guidelines and taking all the safety precautions we can to ensure the safety of our patients and our team. This means that we will not be seeing vulnerable patients for routine check up if there is no pain.

 

We will be available for emergencies such as severe pain and swelling and some treatments, our phone line will be open to calls in the morning if you have any concerns. We are currently only seeing patients in the morning in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19. When we are not present at the practice we will leave our practice mobile number in the voicemessage if you need any urgent care.

 

Thank You,
The Team @ Hatherley Dental

 

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Dental Examination

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

 


 

What′s true for almost everyone on this planet is that, at some points in their lives, people will need dental care. The mouth is resistant to many bacteria that constantly invade it and teeth have their weak spots and eventually they will be exposed to decay.

 

Dental check-up generally takes about 20-30 minutes. Using a probe, our dentist will check all sides of every tooth, looking for tiny points of decay. If everything is fine, all you pay is the minimum check-up fee. If there′s any suspicion, an x-ray of the tooth will be taken. Depending on the situation, you′ll be advised what′s needed to fix the problem.

 

A dental check-up every six months puts your mind at rest that nothing will be allowed to get out of control. Even if you′ve had a lot of dental restoration up till now, you can ensure that in future everything will be much easier for you.

 

 

At each check-up, our dentist will:

  • Examine your teeth, gums, and mouth;
  • Ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth, or gums since your last visit;
  • Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking, and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits;
  • Undertake any specialist investigations if required, such as X-Rays, or preventative treatments including an oral cancer screening;
  • Restore your smile;

 

Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So people with good oral health will probably need to attend only once every 12 to 24 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.

 

To enjoy the high standard of care we offer here at Hatherley Dental Surgery, call today on 01242 515621 or request your appointment online.