Generally speaking, 2 things put people off vesting their dentist: the cost and the pain. And yet, both increase the longer you put off a visit.
At RP Advanced Dental and Implant Centre, your dentist in Belsize Park, we welcome new patients of all ages. We have a firm focus on preventive dentistry.
Dentistry is not cheap. And the cost can put people off following the standard advice of visiting their dentist for a check-up every 6 months. Indeed, for some people, such as those who have gum disease that needs treatment or monitoring, more frequent check-ups are recommended. On the other hand, if you have excellent oral health, you may be able to have less frequent check-ups. Whichever category you fit into, please remember that when it comes to your teeth, prevention is always going to be better, and therefore cheaper, than the cure.
Preventive dentistry means stopping problems before they start, or catching them early. This almost always makes treatment quicker, simpler, and cheaper.
Early warning signs
Gum disease and tooth decay – the two leading causes of tooth loss – often have few early warning signs for you to spot at home. Thanks to the modern techniques used at our practice, your Belsize Park dentist can often flag these issues up before you’ve even realised you have them.
Because gum disease has been linked to a number of general health conditions, and because tooth loss can damage your ability to eat a healthy diet and cause issues with self-image and mental well-being, it is essential to spot and treat these conditions early.
Our Wand painless injection system and our sedation dentistry options aid us in helping patients whose fear has stopped them seeking treatment for years.
At your initial consultation
When you come to see our Belsize Park dentist for a new patient consultation, we will take a detailed dental and medical history. We will need you to tell us about any conditions you have or medication you are taking, as this can sometimes affect which treatments are suitable for you.
We will also want to know if you have experienced any problems since you last visited a dentist, and, of course, we will carry out our own complete clinical examination.