At Greenfields we give priority to maintaining good oral health, diagnosing early dental problems, educating and motivating the general public in how to prevent dental diseases. We offer routine check ups, emergency dental care, preventive advice and care and also hygiene appointments
At Greenfields Dental Surgery we ensure that we are able to offer same-day appointments for emergency care for our registered patients. Our Front Desk team will be happy to help and advise you. We do ask that you ring the practice as early as possible that day to allow us to offer an emergency appointment.
Please follow our guidance for emergency arrangements during evenings and weekends by calling the practice and following our answerphone instructions. Alternatively, for Out of hours dental emergencies please call 111 and follow the instruction
We will be opening on Saturdays from January 2021 for on the day Private Emergency appointments. Please talk to our reception for more information.
We offer dental hygiene appointments privately to our routine patients
Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentist to give care to patients and can help with your treatment plan. They play an important part in dental health care.
They are mainly concerned with ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’ or a prophylaxis). However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you the care that is tailored to your needs.
Hygienist can help to prevent gum disease They will carefully remove the hard deposits of tartar (or ‘calculus’) that build up on the teeth and teach you how to prevent them from coming back. This will do a lot to slow the progress of gum disease.
By talking to you about your diet, and recommending other preventive measures, the hygienist can help you keep to a routine that will slow down tooth decay. Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy.