Dear Carnegie Patients
As we navigate the global crisis of COVID – 19 our top priority is the safety of our patients and our dental team.
National Guidelines for Dental Practices have now dictated that we should not physically see patients and should instead provide advice over the phone along with prescriptions for pain relief or antibiotics where absolutely necessary. All routine dental appointments have now been cancelled and we are not allowed to perform any dental treatments, even in an emergency situation, that might produce an aerosol.
There are processes in place to establish emergency clinics in strategic areas to treat patients who may need aerosol generating dental treatments (ie treatments that need the dentist to use a drill) but as yet these clinics are not up and running. As we find out more we will certainly keep you informed either on facebook or on our website. Please follow us on https://www.facebook.com/carnegieclinic for regular updates.
At Carnegie Dental Clinic our phone lines will be manned by our usual dental team every day from Monday to Saturday. They will be able to listen to your concerns and give advice where appropriate. Our dentists are also taking turns to be available for triaging your calls and will be able to give advice to patients for the more complex dental problems.
The practice door will be kept locked at all times and if a patient is advised to attend the clinic for an appointment they will be given a specific time slot, at which time the door will be opened.
Please be aware that there are strict criteria in place regarding what types of dental emergency constitute a genuine need for a patient to attend the practice in person. In current times please understand that a face to face toothache appointment with a dentist is not to be expected due to the reduced social distancing that this involves and the risk of transmitting Coronavirus between individuals.
Our relationship with our patients, has always been at the very heart of what we do and we would like to thank you for all the kind words and messages of support that we have received over recent weeks. It’s kindness and supporting one another that will be key to getting through the forthcoming months.
Please stay safe, maintain social distancing at all times and take care
Alex & the team
*Who is at high risk?
You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having certain types of cancer treatment
- have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
- have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
- have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
- are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
- are pregnant and have a serious heart condition
If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020.
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As well as providing general dentistry at Carnegie Dental Clinic we also offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist what they can do to improve your smile.
Well, best dental practice I’ve ever had. Staff absolutely fantastic, will recommend to everyone.
— Angi Briscoe, Wrose
This is a successful and simple method of brightening your smile and after one course of whitening most patients’ teeth will lighten by a minimum of 6 shades.
First of all we take impressions of your teeth to make your bespoke home whitening trays and then show you how to place hydrogen peroxide gel inside the trays.
As we use the very latest whitening systems you only have to wear your trays for 60 to 90 minutes each day and will notice the lightening effect on your teeth after only a few days.
Tooth whitening is most effective on mild to moderately discoloured teeth but all shades of teeth will become lighter from the process.We advise an AirFlowTM stain removal treatment before you begin your tooth whitening for optimum results.
First of all don’t panic as there are several ways of filling those gaps.
Solutions to replace a gap due to missing teeth include a partial denture, a dental bridge or a dental implant.
This is a false tooth that is mounted on a plate and sits in your mouth to fill the one or more gaps. They can look extremely natural and are made of rigid acrylic, flexible acrylic or a metal bar framework. A denture is removable and should be kept clean and removed at night. Generally no tooth reduction is required as the denture fits around your natural teeth.
A fixed bridge takes its strength from the teeth next to the gap. These anchor teeth (retainers) are joined to the false tooth (pontic) that sits in the gap. Modern ceramics are now strong enough to construct multi unit fixed bridges without any need for metal and so providing a much more natural appearance than traditional metal bonded to porcelain bridges.
A dental bridge is cemented onto the teeth and is not removable. The anchor teeth usually need reducing in size to allow the placement of the bridge and this can sometimes cause the anchor tooth to devitalize in which case a root treatment is necessary.
A Maryland bridge is a more conservative bridge where a false tooth is fixed in the gap by metal wings that bond to the inside surface of the adjacent teeth. These bridges involve very minimal tooth reduction but can occasionally debond and are only suitable in certain situations.