Your long-term dental wellbeing

General dentistry in Woking

Using a combination of modern dentistry and advanced techniques, we provide a comprehensive range of dental treatments. At your thorough dental examination, we'll diagnose, treat and manage your overall oral healthcare needs. Our hygienist will look after the health of your gums and our preventative education includes correct flossing and brushing technique. If necessary, we may suggest maintenance such as root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers or bridges.

Our goal at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre is to ensure your long-term dental wellbeing and confident, healthy smile! We advise that you and your loved ones visit us regularly for dental check-ups and to maintain your oral health.

For those who want to make the right first impression, we also offer cosmetic dental care and advanced treatments including dental implants and fast, invisible adult braces.

 
 
 
 
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Your smile goals and patient needs

Consultation & Exam

Your consultation appointment will last up to 30 minutes and we'll focus on enhancing the appearance and health of your smile. Your dentist will carry out an extensive examination of your teeth and gums. However, the consultation will always begin with an informal chat about your unique smile goals. We'll listen carefully to your needs, take photos and identify the features you would like to improve.

Focussing on keeping you involved in your own care, we'll discuss all available options and prices fully before agreeing on a bespoke treatment plan. Following the consultation, we will send you a letter outlining everything that has been covered and discussed. 

Contact our friendly reception team today to arrange an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

 
 

maintaining a healthy smile

Hygiene Services

Good oral hygiene is essential for your dental health as well as your overall wellbeing. At Goldsworth Road Dental Centre we believe in preventing problems from occurring rather than simply fixing things when they go wrong. 

 To ensure your teeth, mouth and gums remain in great condition, we recommend regular dental visits for examinations, plus our range of high quality dental hygiene treatments.

Our hygiene services include cleaning, scaling and polishing. For a happy, healthy mouth, your hygienist can remove stains, tartar, hard deposits and plaque. We'll also advise you on the best way to take care of your teeth at home, including correct flossing and brushing techniques and other oral hygiene techniques according to your personal requirements.

 

Treat infected tooth pulp

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal.

The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.

To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.

Removal of wisdom teeth

Oral Surgery

Sometimes there may not be room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth and, as they start to come through, they push against the teeth already there or may start to come through at an angle.

When this happens, you might feel some pain or discomfort, so the best thing to do is to visit your dentist. The dentist will probably take an x-ray of your mouth to see how - or if - your wisdom teeth are coming through. From this, they will be able to make a judgement on whether or not to take them out, and how easy or difficult it might be.

Extractions

  • Having a tooth out is the same as having an operation and, because of this, you must look after the area to speed healing and to reduce the risk of infection. Here are some pointers:
  • For the first 24 hours, try to avoid eating hot food, don't smoke, don't drink any alcohol and try not to disturb any blood clot which might have formed.
  • Don't rinse your mouth for 24 hours after extraction. After that, rinse gently with warm salty water - half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough.
  • Brush your teeth as normal to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
  • You may feel some small pieces of bone work their way out of the socket - don't worry, this is perfectly normal.
  • There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort in the first two to three days. If you need to, take some ordinary painkillers - aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol will be fine.
  • If you feel pain a few days after the tooth has been removed, it might be where the blood clot has broken down leaving an empty hole in the gum. This is called a 'dry socket' and will need to be looked at by your dentist. Simply go back and the dentist will pack the wound to ease your discomfort.

Your dentist may have given you some gauze to place onto the area where the tooth has been removed - if not, a clean cloth handkerchief will do just as well (but not a paper tissue).

  • Roll it into a small firm pad large enough to fit over the gap (probably around 1cm by 3cm).
  • Sit up and gently clear away any blood clots around the gap using the gauze or hanky.
  • Put a clean pad over the gap (from tongue side to cheek side) and bite down on it firmly for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take the pad off and check whether the bleeding has stopped. If not, apply a fresh pad and contact your dentist

Case Study

General Dentistry

 
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It’s an absolutely brilliant practice and the best dentist I’ve ever had! I can’t praise them enough.
— Jennifer, New Haw
 

I have been a patient at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre for about 25 years and my two children have grown up under their care. My husband is also a patient and we can't speak highly enough of them. It's an absolutely brilliant practice.

The whole atmosphere is lovely and they can't do enough for you. I have had the same dentist for the last five years or so and Nicola Triffitt is the best dentist I've ever had.

I used to be really nervous because of a bad experience when I was little but Nicola makes me feel relaxed and always makes it fun – it's not like you're at the dentist! She's always laughing and smiling and I never dread seeing her even when I know it's going to be for difficult treatment.

I've had an awful lot of problems with my teeth over the last two years but she's so lovely and makes you feel so relaxed, that it's been absolutely fine. I've also seen dentists Felicity Martin and Ben Kemsley and they are great too.

My children are grown up now and my daughter, Felicity, did join another practice for a while because it was closer to work but she said it wasn't a patch on Goldsworth Road Dental Centre, so she came back. You don't realise how good you've got it until you hear what others say about their dental care.

I'm on a care plan and it's well worth it. You don't notice the money each month and I attend religiously. It definitely makes dental care more manageable for us.

Nicola will do everything in her power to save a tooth. I've had to have root canal treatment three times in the past year because I had problems with some old fillings. The alternative would have been to have the teeth taken out and have implants or a bridge but this way I will get at least another ten years out of these teeth.

Karen Rayner the hygienist is so lovely too. I had sensitivity along the bottom of my teeth and it was really painful. Karen showed me how to just slightly change the way I brush my teeth and recommended a new toothpaste. The sensitivity has gone - I couldn't believe it!

My son, George, had a chip in his front tooth from playing football when he was about 12. It was really noticeable because it was right at the front so Nicola fixed the problem with composite and he came out looking like new!

My children have had a totally different introduction to the dentist than I had and both have really good teeth. All I can remember being in agony with toothache as a small child and the gas and air mask coming towards me. That feeling never leaves you. I am so much more confident now with the care I have received at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre. They are all brilliant.

Having your say...

 
Very pleased! Hygienist was very pleasant and asked about any concerns I had before we started. All staining on my teeth was removed quickly and efficiently with a great result. We also talked about the qualities of different dental floss which was very helpful.
— Emma C
 
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